Monday, January 5, 2015

Etsy Sale

I am having a sale in my Etsy shop,  Please use code "FLASHSALE20" at checkout, to receive 20% off purchases of $50.00 or more.  Lots of good stuff, so take a look!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"Meet the Makers"

Although I love my job, it is seriously interfering with my blogging.  I do post regularly to Facebook, but have been neglecting my blog!  I am getting ready for the Walpole "Meet the Makers" show Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday and Sunday.  The Walpole Artisans shop will be decorated for Christmas and about 10 of us will be setting up at Chris Sherwin's studio at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls.  We will be giving out grab bags to the first 25 visitors each day, serving yummy treats, playing festive holiday music and of course showing you what we have each created.  Each artist will be doing demonstrations of their crafts as well.  Hope you will join us.  

Here is a photo of some handpainted Christmas ornaments which will be at the shop, and also at the Bellows Falls venue.  Also pictured are some of my latest pieces.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

I finished some new clay pendants and earrings. I have to get everything put together, but think the colors are yummy. I also made some beaded necklaces which will be taken to the Walpole Coop sometime this week. I was having a wonderful quiet time working at the lake yesterday until some lunkhead decided to rev his boat motor and send a wave of water into the boat I was in, dousing me and all my materials. I was not amused even tho he and his friends thought it was hilarious!!! Oh well, some people never grow up..too bad. Stay tuned! 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Finished some necklaces...

Finished a few necklaces from the pieces I did this week.  I really love these colors.  Also posted a photo of the new man in my life.  P.S.  Don't tell the cat!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

My favorite summer colors.....

These are just photos that I snapped at my workspace. This is what I love about working with polymer clay. All of these pieces were made with one stack of colors. The stack was just manipulated with several techniques, and not one bit was wasted! Even the scraps had some interesting designs and color combinations. Now, I have to get busy and make some jewelry!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

This is seriously interrupting my sleep...

It's true...I learned how to make texture stamps with this putty stuff, and now it is stuck all over the place. It's on frames with interesting designs, leaves, fabric, pottery, anything that has a texture of some sort.  There are yellow blobs of curing putty everywhere I look!  In fact, if you visit my studio, you probably should keep your distance, or something on you may look like a good texture project, and you will get blobbed.  Not really, well maybe...

Worked on earrings today.  It's a great project to experiment with lots of texture and color.  Each piece is handpainted individually.  It takes a bit of time, but soooo much fun.  These are all going to the Walpole Artisans Coop tomorrow, but I am planning to make more this weekend to put on Etsy.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

My supplies arrived!!!

My supplies finally arrived Thursday night.  I have been practically stalking the Fed Ex truck. I worked today to finish some of the pieces I did at class and made some earrings as well. The earrings and pendants are made using commercial texture stamps, and my own handmade stamps. (I learned how to do this at my retreat with Christine Damm!)  I just love the technique, and enjoy handpainting each piece.  The last photo shows the back of two pendants.  I like to make the backs look nice too.  Not quite sure how I am going to put the necklaces together yet.  I will tackle that tomorrow.