Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Customer Gallery

So many new creations out there I thought it was time to share what my lovely customers have been up to these last few weeks.

Hibiscus Flower earrings by

Copper and Lucite earrings by 

Earrings using some of my new Polymer Clay Cocoons by

Spotted Lampwork and Sea Urchin by

Celtic Earrings by

Beautiful Earrings using my new Polymer Clay Hibiscus Flowers by 

I hope you've enjoyed seeing some of the new creations my wonderful customers have to offer.
These and many others are on my design board on Pinterest,
Click HERE if you'd like to follow along.

Thank you for taking a look!


Monday, March 25, 2013

Carving Polymer Clay

Check out the results of my latest experiment with Polymer Clay.
Click on the picture below to go to my post on the Art Jewelry Elements Blog. 


Sunday, March 24, 2013


Who doesn't love Sorbet!!
I think these colors are definitely Sorbet colors.

Pistachio, Lemon, Vanilla, Orange and Raspberry.

All drizzled in Chocolate sauce!

I've listed a few sets and I haven't decided how I'm going to break the rest of them,
 I've been putting them in sets of 4-5 with a variety of colors.
 Does anybody them broken in to pairs of one color?
That's always the first thing I want to do but I've been trying to change it up a bit.

I think I've done enough of these, now on to something new!
Don't know what that is yet. :)

If you missed yesterday's new beads click


Friday, March 22, 2013

New Colorful Beads

Trying something new this time with Polymer Clay, nice big chunky colorful beads.
 I hope you love them!!
These beads happen to fall in to the Focusing on Life Challenge as well. Observe the Curve.


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Playing with Purple

I know being St Patricks day the color O the day should be green
 but I've been mixing some of my alcohol inks for more than just straight primary colors
 I've used so far.
 Don't get me wrong I am happy with how the bright bold saturated colors but feel the need to experiment further.
Purple is one of my favorite colors so I mixed it with a little white to get lovely Lavender.

Flower Headpins in Lavender and Purple.

Ammonite Headpins in Purple

Bullets, one pair of Tribal Texture in Lavender
and a pair of Ammonite and Snakeskin in Natural or Faux Bone.

One thing I've been wondering lately, how do you display headpins at a show.
I have one coming up in just over a month and I have no idea how I'm going to do it.
I've thought about putting them by pair in individual bags and then upright in a box so they can be picked through but I think I want to find a way so they can be seen without having to work at it.
Anybody have an idea, have experience with this, I'd love to hear it!


Saturday, March 16, 2013

AJE Earring Challenge Reveal #5

Welcome to the Art Jewelry Earrings Challenge #5 reveal.
Our goal is to create a new pair of earrings every week and share them with you every other week.
During that 2 weeks we all post them on the AJE Earring Challenge Reveal Board on Pinterest,
Click HERE to take a look and please follow along!
I rarely use such snazzy background in my photo but this just seemed to fit so I went with it.
Some of my newest Polymer Clay Bullets with Tribal texture and gorgeous Pietersite Discs and a little striped Czech Glass bead to top them off.
Amazing Outwest Glass discs with new Polymer Clay Cocoons danging below. 
Long, lucious and very lightweight.

Checkout the other earrings in this Reveal below.

Hope to see you again in 2 weeks (April 7) for Reveal #6


Artisan Showcase in Step by Step Wire Jewelry Magazine

Thank you to
 Step By Step Wire Jewelry Magazine
 for featuring some of my Copper Components in their Apr-May 2013 edition.

A couple of my fellow Art Jewelry Elements team members are also featured!
Congratulations Ladies!


Friday, March 15, 2013

Experiment in Black Results

The other day I showed you some experiments I was working on, covering Polymer Clay pieces with black letting them dry and then sanding, HERE is what they looked like before.

and here is the first pair after sanding.

Don't love them don't hate them, I actually like them better the more I play with them.
 So when I work on the others maybe I'll figure some things out along the way.
What do you think?

While I have you here I'll show you some other things I'm working on. 
These were mean to be smaller versions of the Cocoons I've been working on but as I was working on them I thought they looked like little bullets so I think that might be what they become.
Above you see them in Tribal, Snakeskin and Sea Urchin, I also have similar ones where I've done them in the headpin version.
What do you think?

I'm fairly sure I'm going to use these but I have another pair in the pipeline.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Experimenting with Black

This is the first time I've covered some of my Polymer Clay Cocoons with black and let it dry.
 I've used burnt umber many times but I always wipe most of it off before it dries.
There's lots of bright color under there, you can see it poking through the blackness

So now I'm breaking out the sandpaper and going to town.

Tune in tomorrow and see the transformation, I hope they are very cool!!
Wish me luck!

HERE are the results so far.


Monday, March 11, 2013

Basic Polymer Clay Imprints on AJE

Check out my post today over at the

I'm trying a new Polymer Clay technique.


More Polymer Clay

I know, MORE Polymer Clay,
I think I'm getting this stuff down.
I like mixing the colors, layer by layer, discovering what goes together and how they combine.

Natural Cocoon Headpins and Cocoons with jump rings embedded.

My all time favorite Ammonite texture!
Looks good in Copper looks good in Polymer Clay!

Above is my second batch of the day, below is the first batch.

I have a very busy day today but I got up early and managed to get a handful of these newest pieces listed, and hopefully I'll get more done later today
But as always you see it you want it you let me know and we'll make it happen!!


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Customer Gallery

It's been awhile since I've highlighted some of the artists who use my components
so let's not waste any more time!!!!

Chrysalis Too

Catherine Waterhouse

Bantering Bird Jewelry

Linda Landig

Earthshine Beads

Sonoma Artistry


Chrysalis Too

I am so proud to see my Copper pieces in such beautiful creations,
 I appreciate these wonderful Artists more than I can say!

I do my best to include them all on my Pinterest Board as well so click
to see much more and to follow if you like!