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  1. New Color Tuesday! A 2fer

    Well, well, well.. I'm giving you a 2fer this week because I mixed two different Premo! colors withPremo! Accents Fluorescent Pink and I got very similar colors.  Premo! Sunshine and Premo! Wasabi mixed to colors that are very close.  I think that the Sunshine colors have lovely warm deep pastel effect while the Wasabi colors have a little more punch...

  2. Sculpey Soufflé Causes a Left Turn to the Right Side of My Brain

    So, I had a new blouse....with a pattern....an excuse to create a custom necklace based on the pattern and colors, right?  Of course, I wanted to use Sculpey Soufflé and the colors matched the trending colors in the blouse right out of the package.  Can I get any luckier?  Yes, because it was a floral pattern on the blouse, so...

  3. Life is like a box of Premo

    You never know what you can make of it! I wanted to discuss all the possibilities of Sculpey Polymer clay. As I was doing the rough draft for this I realized I was channeling Bubba from Forrest Gump. You got your Mokume Gane polymer clay You got your Millefioro cane polymer clay You got your Faux polymer clay You got...

  4. New Color Tuesday! Fluorescent Pink Goes Metal

    This weeks color mix is a little different.  As you know, my "Rule" (made up entirely by me)  is that I pick a color to mix for the  month and I can only mix that color with one other color that I find on my table that week.  (Actually, if you saw my table, you would see that this is a...

  5. Clay Embroidery...using Sculpey Soufflé!

    If you are an Etsy, Pinterest or jewelry fan, then you've probably come across artists creating intricate, raised clay designs that resemble embroidery and appliqué. I'm no exception. As a designer and writer, I love to spend time developing various techniques to replicate other objects and surfaces outside of our medium. One of my first published booklets on polymer clay contained textured faux fiber pieces...

  6. New Color Tuesday! The Old Meets the New

    Our featured mix color this month is Premo! Accent  Fluorescent Pink.  Our first mix uses our April mix color, Premo! Turquoise with the Fluorescent Pink (yes, I'm showing off that I can spell BOTH those colors!)  The 1:1 mix is my favorite, what's yours?

  7. Use Those Bits Left on Your Table!

    Whenever I do the New Color Tuesday mixes, I end up with some really nice "bits" left on my table.  The colors always go really well with each other because most of them contain bits of a single (mix) color.  This is a photo of one of the "bit stacks" that I created. I even like the patterns that the...

  8. New Color Tuesday - Frozen with a twist

    My apologies to those of you currently experiencing a Game of Thrones decades-long Winter, but I wanted to see what happened when we mixed our Premo! Turquoise withPremo! Pearl. Show these colors to anyone under the age of say, 20 years old, and they are probably going to shout "Frozen! Elsa! Snowman!"  (BTW if you haven't seen this movie, rent it...

  9. New Color Tuesday - Our Turquoise month continues with a little Sunshine in our day!

    This week I'm mixing Premo! Sculpey Turquoise with Premo! Sculpey Sunshine.  I always call Sunshine "Pop-a-Color Yellow" because I seem to use it when I need just that little pop of color in a design.  I was surprised that our little Sunshine held it's own against Turquoise! I guess that kind of proves the Pop of Color theory.. it isn't...

  10. Another mold, this one courtesy of Spring!

    Is it Spring where you live?  I'm in the midwest and it's really crazy.  In the space of 9 days, I froze in the stands at 2 soccer evenings, and got a sunburn at a third event between the two!  And Monday I woke up to the sound of the snowplow at four in the morning!  Mother Nature, make up...

  11. Where inspiration comes from?

    Ever see something and think, "ooh, that'd be cool in clay?"  Well, if it's something you see repeatedly, you'd probably better just do it! Such was the case for me. About two weeks or so ago, I bought a new tablecloth for my dining table.  In the screen printed pattern, there are many variations of a William Morris-esque oakleaf and...

  12. What Can YOU Do With Stripes?

    I'm building on my black and white swap post from a couple of days ago. Black and white is still trending for Spring and Summer, so  I challenged myself to see what I could make with a block of black and white striped Premo clay.  My block was 2 x 21/2 inches and about 14 layers high (on the #1...

  13. TBT the first bead swap!

    In the Grand Ole Days of polymer clay, there was an artist living in Alabama/Georgia who organized twelve of us for a "Birthday Club" at one of the first Ravensdales (so we are talking 1998ish).  Someone had a birthday each month and we all made the very best clay creation to send to them. And when it was YOUR birthday...

  14. Adorable Clay Spring Chick Decorations

    Easter is right around the corner and as the weather starts to think about warming up I am ready to decorate and add some touches of adorable fun to my home.  I made these adorable spring chicks using the designs in my licensing portfolio to get started and can't wait to share them. The first step was to look through...

  15. TBT (Throwback Thursday) - the Beginning

    Here is the very first necklace that I created about 24 years ago.  My babysitter and I had got our hands on a small (self-printed, I think) book by David Edwards on polymer clay and millifiori.  It's not too bad, except of course, I thought Flesh (now Beige) belonged in a milliefiori pattern.  Still the genesis is still there.  More...

  16. A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

    I was processing my photos on my camera card and I came across this photo from a couple of weeks ago.  As usual, I was making a last minute necklace to go with a new blouse before I left for a trip.  It had some rather tricky color mixing to make the matches.  I tend to work on either large...

  17. Inspired by color

    I was inspired by color from a recent fabric dyeing project.  I might try to recreate the look of the fabric in clay.  I think it would look great set in a bezzle and turned into a focal for a necklace.  These colors would look good for a few different seasons depending on what was paired with.  What would you...

  18. I'm a little obsessed...(so what else is new?)

    So after having a box of Bake Shop Light sitting in my "deluxe designer studio" (yeah, it's a garage) for almost a year, I've suddenly become obsessed with it.  I had sent a photo of a project I had just designed and she wrote me back, "Can you do it in Pluffy?" CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!  Pluffy, like it's older sister, UltraLight...

  19. I want it, I'll build it!

    No thanks major department stores!  As a matter-of-fact I DON'T want a boring sponge holder with suctions cups (seriously, it's the 21st century - we all know they don't work!). I'm trying to do the right thing and get a sponge holder to help cut down on bacteria left in an always-wet sponge. First of all, it took FOREVER to...

  20. Make a dog lover happy

    I wanted to share a holiday success story with you.  I have a great friend from work who is not only an Ortho Trauma P.A., but she is so talented at beading and crafting! She also has raised and trained champion Bouvier de Flanders dogs.  Now in case you can't immediately recall just what a Bouvier looks like, think BIG...

  21. Sculpey and Pearl Ex - A match made in heaven

    With the big Craft and Hobby Association trade show just days away, I thought I would review the new Pearl Ex colors for you and at the same time, drop some tips on how to work with Pearl Ex (or any micro powder) on Sculpey clays. First, the good stuff.  The new colors are highly pigmented, so it doesn't take...

  22. This One Took a Left Turn

    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! I'm taking advantage of my two extra days off by spending time at my clay table experimenting and preparing for my January blog month on Sculpey.com. These were *supposed" to be bracelet blanks I was going to cover. (You know, the kind you put on a soda can like I did years ago, but this time...

  23. Seven in the series of Color Combinations

    This color combination is brought to you from another foral arrangement. I really do have a thing for flowers and yet another picture from the Flower Market in NYC.  Mother nature makes the most interesting combinations.  I know this is not a combination that I would pick on my own, yet somehow it looks great on the flower.  I think...

  24. Color Combination and Inspiration #6

    The picture for the Color Combination Inspiration came from a trip to NYC.  I had to make a stop at my favorite store, ABC Home and Carpet.  I could spend hours in the store shopping and taking pictures.  The home store has 5 floors of pure awesomeness.  Each time I go to the store their merchandise is different.  I never...

  25. Color Combination and Inspiration #5

    Color Inspiration can be found almost anywhere, but I think mother nature provides the best color pallet.  Not quite sure that these are purely mother natures work, their might be a little dye involved.  wink wink.  But no matter what the results are lovely and inspiring.  I hope you enjoy the combinations and create some beautiful projects with them. Thecolors...

  26. Color Inspiration #4

    This color inspiration is a photo from a flower market in New York city.  I was there earlier in the year and managed to snp a couple of photos before the battery in my camera died.  Insert super sad face here.  The market had every flower imaginable.  There were boxes everywhere loaded with fragrant bouquets.  You can expect a few...

  27. Color Combination and Inspiration #3

    This color combintaion was inspired by a pile of dishtowels at World Market.  I loved the bold bright colors.  The clay colors I picked to match are from the Pluffy line. If you have kids and havenot tried the pluffy line, you should.  It is light weight, easy to work with and super fun.  My kids love it, because if...

  28. Color Combination and Inspiration #2

    Last week I posted a color combination and had several emails asking for more.   Who knew picking colors would be so popular?  Not me, that is for sure.   I thought I might try to bring you a new one each week through the rest of the year. I love photography and will go through my pictures and try...

  29. Color Combination and Inspiration

    Color combinations are a struggle for many crafters. As an artist I am a frequently asked how to put together great color combinations.  Color inspiration, for me is all around.  You have to open your eyes and learn to look for the way nature pairs them.  Often I find great color combinations at the unlikeliest of places. The picture I...

  30. Polymer Clay Snowman

    A snowman is the cutest symbol of winter.  My kids and I started plaing with clay the other day and we decided to get a head start on our Christmas.  They decided they would make each of their cousins a snowman.  So the claying began.  My three year old is fascinated by the clay machine and my son loves Mokume...

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