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Inspiration – Using Animal Parts in Art Jewellery

“When The Mines Run Dry” A mixed media/found object piece created by Debbie Crothers incorporating animal parts.  Geraldton held it’s biannual Midwest Art Prize in 2023 and I was honoured to have my latest piece selected for exhibition. I’m a bit late sharing pics.  In fact have been very lazy with blog posts – does…

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Tutorial – EFColor Low Temp Enamel

After weeks and weeks of fun days in the studio exploring the wonders of EFColor Low Temp Enamels I decided it would be a great idea to create a tutorial.  Combining EFColor and polymer clay seems like a match made in heaven, and I have to tell you, it is. EFColor powders stick really well…

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Product Review – EFColor Enamel and Polymer Clay

For the last 12 months or so I’ve  been exploring and experimenting with EFColor low temp enamels and polymer clay.  This has been a really exciting journey for me and I know I still have much more to learn about this product. What is EFColor Low Temp Enamel? EFColor Low Temp Enamel is actually a…

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Inspiration – Mixed Media Necklace

I love creating large, mixed media art jewellery necklaces! Incorporating found objects, broken jewellery, fabric, feathers, beads is incredibly exciting (yep, if you know my work you know I love this stuff). In 2021 the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery hosted the Midwest Art Prize.  This is a pretty big deal for our area and often…

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Inspiration – Polymer Clay Mixed Media Earrings

You know I’ve often said over the years, “I don’t normally make earrings”! I was completely wrong!!  I have made heaps of earrings over the years and I have to say my favourites would have to be the ones incorporating mixed media. Mixed media to me conjured all sorts of luscious images – I think…

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Inspiration – Combining Polymer Clay and Tassels

There’s something I’ve always loved about tassels…something quite magical. The combination of beads, fabric, feathers, wire etc is pure heaven for me – a mixed media delight – and they can be incredibly simple to make. They are unique, versatile and look amazing combined with polymer clay components. I often go through stages of incorporating…

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Inspiration – Curtain Ring Mixed Media Wreaths

These little Christmas Wreaths are just the cutest and they were so easy to make. I love that I was able to use found objects which kept the cost to a minimum and made them original and unique.  Even though some of the found objects really weren’t Christmassy, I think they have a bit of…

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Inspiration: Polymer Clay “Frida” Inspired Earrings

I just wanted to share some of the “Frida” inspired earrings I’ve been making recently – which have been sooooo addictive by the way. I had previously incorporated some of my little flowers into beautiful mini bud vases and ring dishes and also combined them with floral pebbles/cabochons.  If you’re reading this you’re on the…