Griffith National Contemporary Art Jewellery Awards 2018

The selection process for the Griffith National Contemporary Art Jewellery Awards 2018 has just taken place and unfortunately my piece wasn’t selected.  I can now share my entry with everyone. The National Contemporary Art Jewellery Awards are part of the Objects Art Forum being held in August this year.  I’m heading over to Griffith to…

Debbie-Crothers-Tutorial-Project-Egg-Ring-Bangle-Artist-Instructor-Bracelet-Armature-Earthy-Organic-Surface-Texture-Clay-Experiment

Easy Polymer Clay BangleTutorial

Hi all, I’ve been busy lately organising files, samples, laptop images etc and came across a bangle tutorial I created for Australian Beading magazine about 10 years ago.  I’m going to share the images here but must point out they’re not the best quality!!  You’ll get the basic idea. Now I’m sure many of you…

Debbie-Crothers-Polymer-Clay-Artist-Instructor-Veneer-Instructions-Tutorial-Stencil

Punched Paper Stencil to Create Polymer Clay Veneer

I’ve been exploring the wonderful world of stencils lately and experimented with creating my own.  Now I know you can purchase fancy equipment to create custom stencils but they are veeeerrrryyyy expensive and I wanted to try and make a stencil with what I had in the studio already. Well I started thinking about creating…

Debbie-Crothers-Polymer-Clay-Recycled-Upcycled-Necklace-Pendant-Unique-Beaded-Beads-Hippy-Boho

Upcycled/Recycled Necklace with Polymer Clay Pendant

Hi all, As you may or may not know, I’ve had a bit of a love affair lately with recycling/upcycling old jewellery.  There is so much good stuff out there – so many awesome beads and jewellery components and it’s pretty exciting to do something unique with them. I thought I might share my latest…

Debbie-Crothers-Polymer-Clay-Artist-Instructor-Necklace-Statement-Pendant-Threadhole-Art

Polymer Clay Tube Bead Double Thread Hole

Tube beads are probably some of my favourite things to make using polymer clay…well I actually have many favourites but I do love making tubes.  They are just so versatile (hmm I think I’ve either done a blog post on their versatility before or if I haven’t I really need to!!). I had an idea…

Debbie-Crothers-Polymer-Clay-Artist-Instructor-Necklace-Upcycle-Jewellery-Statement-Organic-Pendant-Component-Art

Upcycling Jewellery

Who doesn’t love rummaging through the recycled jewellery at second hand stores and garage sales looking for those special treasures to upcycle? I just love it and get so excited when I find something that’s pretty unique. I’ve always collected bits and pieces and used recycled beads and various other parts in finished jewellery pieces…

Website by studio 8T4 Rachel Weaver