Coober Pedy Opals

I studied a lot of opals from around the world before deciding that Australian opals from the Coober Pedy mines were the most beautiful- and the ones I wanted to ‘recreate’. Plus I was intrigued that 60% Coober Pedy residents […]

Persian Blue

For the last month I’ve been creating polymer clay turquoise. After eight attempts to perfect my former technique, I think I have it now! I made a tutorial for making the beautiful turquoise with as many or as few inclusions […]

In the meantime

Since April, the Northwest Polymer Clay Guild is meeting on Zoom twice a week. I had a space downstairs set up while I’m getting my clay studio ready. Here’s a few dining table creations…

Getting it together

Scraping, sanding, spackling, sanding, priming, sanding, painting, cleaning… finally finished! Hung new curtains, moved in a few things but like all new studio configuration, it’s subject to change to what works best.

Birds on a wire

These tiny birds are beads for a swap with fellow clayers- the theme of the swap is simply ‘bead pairs’… sometimes being so open-ended can be more challenging to pick something to make.

Building a Blue Willow

My latest projects include trying out some new cane ideas from Rian Schreuder-Sanderse’s Facebook page called ’52 weekly cane projects’. A few weeks ago, I created a cane from this tutorial: written by ‘Kalinkapolinka’. I don’t read Russian so […]

Matryoshka dolls

  Clay Camp 2015 will be here in less than one week and all my clay friends are excited! For five days, we eat, breathe, and dream about the clay projects we are working on in a beautiful mountain setting […]

Rabbits and chirps

I created these two spring brooch pins for some friends of mine- I was inspired by some ‘vintage’ Japanese and Scandinavian textile prints and adapted the designs for polymer clay.

Owls and peacocks

I made a small cane of an owl and one of wood- and made a brooch for autumn.I also finally pulled out a peacock cane I started a while back, it’s about seven inches tall. I packed it with a […]