Monday, July 20, 2015

Pictures From Master Class Camp

Finally I found time to download the pictures I took in my Handmade Stamps for Polymer Clay class earlier this month.

Below are a few pictures of the stamps made by the class participants.  Of course, they could not wait to try their newly-made stamps on some polymer clay, so  I was able to capture a few of their experimental pieces as well.

Stamps for polymer clay made by one of the students

WIP by one of the students, made with her stamp

Stamps and pieces made with them by one of the students

WIP by one of the students, made with her stamps
Stamps for polymer clay made by one of the students

And here are my lovely students having fun in our class.

Thank you, ladies, for your energy, curiosity, and stories.  I hope we can do it again in the future!

And a HUGE thank you for Kathryn Ottman, the woman who made this event possible.

Monday, July 6, 2015

New Necklace - Work In Progress

I am working on new polymer clay necklace combining my Openwork Pendants and Sea Creatures techniques. 

I think I will name it Tide Pools.

Here are a few (not all yet) elements for this future necklace.   I am so excited to see how it is turning out.  So many textures, patterns, colors, and yet it should all work together.

To give you an idea of the size of these elements, here is the biggest one in my hand:

I am a bit intimidated by the construction stage.  The design I have in mind is quite complex and unusual.  I hope I have enough engineering skills  to actually make it happen...

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hand-made Stamps for Polymer Clay, Workshop

I made a few more demo pieces for my class at Master Class Camp in July.

Here is my new stamp.

It started with this sketch.

...And here are a few designs made with this stamp.

Spaces are still available, and it is not too late to register if you are interested. 

Registration Form

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Destash: Lots of Polymer Clay and Jewelry Making Stuff
In the process of cleaning my studio I am listing a bunch of polymer clay and jewelry-related tools, materials, and magazines in my Etsy shop.  Please check it out and see if you can use any of these things.

People who took my classes know that I am a minimalist by nature and use very few tools.  So, the tools listed for destash are either brand-new or very gently used.  Most of them are listed with a good discount.

The magazines and books are mostly my contributor copies (where my article or a piece of my jewelry was published).  I've probably flipped through them a couple of times, so again - all publications are in a very good shape, listed at discount prices.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Hand-Made Stamps: a Few More Projects

I want to show a few more pictures of pendants made with my metal stamps.  All of these were obtained with some of the stamps in the last picture.

I can teach you how to make and use these stamps in my class at Master Class Camp in Laurel, MD on July 8 and 9, 2015.  Spaces are still available, and it is not too late to register.  Here is the link to the registration form:

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

First Place in Bead Dreams Polymer Clay Category

My Openwork Necklace took the first place in Bead Dreams 2015, Polymer Clay Category!

Here is the link to the results page:
Bead Dreams 2015 Ribbon Winners.

I cannot wait to see the pictures of other winning pieces.  I bet they are going to be breath-taking!

Edited to add: Link to a few variations of the Openwork Pendants technique:

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Openwork Tutorials, Revision 2

I am happy to report that after multiple experiments I was finally able to find a way to reduce the waiting step in my Openwork Pendants and Openwork Bracelets tutorials from up to a few days to a couple of hours.   The Openwork Pendants tutorial now also has a separate troubleshooting section with explanations about possible errors and how to avoid or correct them.

If you purchased any of these tutorials through my website, please visit your account to download the new version.  All tutorials purchased through my web site remain in your account, and any updates appear in your files automatically.

If you purchased any of these tutorials through my shop on etsy (, please expect to see an email from me with the new file attached.  If you do not receive an email within the next two days, please contact me.

I demonstrated the new version of the Openwork Pendants technique at Philadelphia Polymer Clay Guild this Sunday.  The pendant I showed during this demo was ready in less than an hour.  Yay!
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