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Product Review – Cake Decorating Tools for Polymer Clay

Using cake decorating tools for polymer clay has been around for ages and I’ve seen many posts where people have said they’ve purchased numerous cake decorating tools for use with their polymer clay. I have so many tools in the studio at the moment and I didn’t really think I needed any more until……I found…

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Inspiration – Working to Nurture Happiness

This is very much a spur of the moment blog post – I’m on a quest for happiness in the studio.  I have a feeling if I write this down it may help both myself and perhaps someone else. My clay table has been a flurry of activity lately as I’ve been creating new pieces…

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Product Review – Understanding Foils and Films for Polymer Clay

I sent out a newsletter recently with a little tip on how to “colour” opal mylar with alcohol inks to use with polymer clay.  Thanks to those who contacted me in response to this newsletter and suggested they would like a little more information on foils and films. It’s important to remember, I’m no expert…

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Inspiration – BOHO Feathers

Hi everyone, it’s been a while since I’ve been in the studio and even longer since I’ve written a blog post.  Life has been crazy the last 12 months or so but 2020…well I’ve decided it is time to slow down. While I took a holiday my mojo also decided it was time to take…

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Inspiration – Visual Diary

I’ve been using a visual diary, on and off for a few years now – probably more off than on to be honest.  I’ve been using it more and more lately and find the process of writing/drawing/creating in my diary very relaxing.  In this time of great menopause anxiety anything to help me relax is…

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Product Review – Kato Liquid Clay – How To Get The Best Results

I’ve been using Kato Liquid Clay in the studio for a very long time and have to say it’s one of my favourite products.  I use it as a sealer, as a glue, I use it to create decorative surface techniques, I mix things into it…the list goes on.  It took me a long time…

Art Projects – 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…