Monday, April 28, 2008

ACRE show in Las Vegas

I had a great time meeting up with some very cool and talented polymer clay artists. Here are a couple of pictures of Judy Belcher, the president of the National Polymer Clay Guild and Sandra McCaw...I am a new owner of some of her fabulous earrings.

Anyhow, at dinner, I asked these women whose opinions I value greatly to look at my work and critique. They were all very kind and had some nice things to say...and these two even decided to try a necklace on!

I've posted a few more pictures on my Flickr site. I've decided not to take the cheapy camera along with me anymore after seeing the poor quality of these pictures :o(

Hopefully Judy Dunn will have some better ones...

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Russian beading forum

This morning I was checking my site stats and saw that I was getting hits from this Russian site. Someone did an article on me, and although the translated version doesn't always make sense, the way I read it, it sort of sounded like poetry. I just loved the pictures that they picked out, all some of my best work. Thought you might want to take a look. I am very flattered and appreciative :o)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Crackle Crazy

I was enjoying the pearlescent/foiled crackled look, but now I'm liking this matte finish with just a hint of sparkle. I used tempera paints as the base...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Morning Color jolt

Coffee doesn't wake you up like it used to?

Maybe these two artist's work will help ...Gera Scott Chandler from Vancouver on Flickr and Holly Kitaura from Hawaii on etsy.

Much healthier than caffeine too! ;o)

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Go see Kathleen Dustin this weekend!

The Smithsonian Craft Show runs from Thursday to Sunday, April 10-13. Kathleen will be exhibiting there, so if you are lucky enough to be able to attend the show, don't miss seeing her amazing works.

Kathleen Dustin, for those who might not know, is an extraordinary artist and a pioneer in the medium of polymer clay.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Beader's Ethics

Surfing around this morning, I came across a couple of interesting links that I had never seen before.

Read the "Beader's Ethics."
Take the "Ethics in Beadwork" quiz.
Read an article written by Sarah Feingold called "Know Your Rights to Jewelry Design."

Read the "Rules to Live By" put up on the NPCG's website this past week. I love this part the best (paraphrased) :
Be kind to each other and go in your studio and make something beautiful.

Friday, April 04, 2008

New Necklace...

I don't like the dangle part with the glass heart after seeing the picture. I'll have to re-string this bad-boy... story of my life ... ;o)