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Tutorial: Polymer Clay, Moiko Silkscreens and Mica Powder

Using mica powder with a silkscreen can create some stunning effects, especially if you’re using a dark coloured clay.  I find I much prefer mica powders on a darker clay surface and this process is no exception. The process I’ve used here is almost identical to the chalk pastel/powders but I’m going to show you…

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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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Polymer Clay Work – Shaman Inspired Necklace

I’ve always loved Shaman type necklaces or jewelry.  Anything grungy, earthy, ethnic, tribal….these are all words that sing to me when I think of jewelry.  I love this style, probably more so than any other but seldom create anything using this theme – well kind of, but very understated.  I’ve always wanted to create something…

Inspiration – Driftwood and Sea Urchin Spine Necklace

Hi everyone, I love to collect stuff.  I love to collect all sorts of bits and pieces.  I have boxes and bags and crates full of it – all labelled by the way, so I know where it goes!!  I’ve been given lots of treasures over the years and you know, I remember every piece…

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Polymer Clay Work – Silkwater Spash Tutorial Pieces

It’s almost time for a new tutorial. I’ve been playing around with a very cool “painting” technique on raw polymer clay over the last few months and have decided I love it so much I’ll create a tutorial showcasing the technique.  I was hoping to have the tutorial finished by now but I’ve been waiting…

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Polymer Clay Work – Crab Claw Necklace

Crab claws certainly send my heart racing.  Check out some of the recent ones my eldest son brought home for me.  Incorporating them into unique, art jewellery pieces is quite a passion of mine and I’ve got quite a collection of them now.  These two pieces came about as part of an online art exhibition…

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Workshops – Brisbane 2018

I’m lucky enough to be heading back to sunny Brisbane, Queensland again this year and thought I would share a few of the things I’ve been playing around with while creating samples and workshop content for these workshops. Coming up with workshop ideas from scratch can be a little tricky but it’s something I absolutely…

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Tutorial – Experimenting with Ironlak Alcohol Inks, Mylar and Polymer Clay

Hi all, I’ve been experimenting with alcohol ink again – yay!!!  It’s actually been a really busy time personally with not much studio time which has sent me a little crazy I must admit.  So yesterday I decided to clean away everything on my table which meant packing up the Ironlak Alcohol Inks and I…

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