Category Archives: jewelry

An Artistic Challenge

I mentioned last October in a post “Putting Yourself Out There” that I was participating in a conference called Synergy 4. The International Polymer Clay Association (theipca.org) holds a conference every few years that is focused on the advancement of … Continue reading

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Collaborating Continues

While the blog has been idle, my hands have not been! I don’t think I have spent this much time in the studio . . . . . well, ever!! And that’s a good thing. My friends at Banyan Bay Studio continue … Continue reading

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Pounding Metal

I haven’t played with metal in a while, but I had an opportunity to take a fold forming workshop with Nancy Megan Corwin!! Yes, I know about my addiction to workshops, but who could say no to this opportunity?!?! Nancy … Continue reading

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Wooden Components

I have been playing with a new type of component, designed to be used with polymer clay . . . . wood. My friends at Banyan Bay Studios create these amazing wood components for jewelers like turned drops, toggle clasps, … Continue reading

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Putting Yourself Out There

Why do we create? Is it for yourself . . . . for a living . . . . for recognition? Whatever the motivation, it is nice to get feedback. This can be a passive act. . . . or … Continue reading

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Studio Clean-Up (is it an achievable goal?)

  It seems like my studio constantly needs cleaning. The desk is covered with supplies, half finished projects, samples that took a turn for the worse . . . . you get the picture. And the floor contains stacks of … Continue reading

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Spontaneity and the Internet

Bad combination you say? Late at night even?? Okay, okay . . . . here’s what happened. It was last Thursday night. I was trolling my favorite blogs and websites and came across a polymer clay tool that I had … Continue reading

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