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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 – 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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My Polymer Clay Story

Let me tell you a little about my polymer clay story. Let’s start at the beginning…. My polymer journey started a long time ago and I fell head over heals from the moment I touched this medium.  I joined an Aussie forum and was probably the pesky “new kid on the block” asking all the…

Product Review: Lucy Struncova Texture Stamps with Polymer Clay

Yay!! it’s finally time to sit with my Lucy Struncova texture stamps and play with some polymer clay processes.  I’ve had these stamps for a couple of years now (huge thanks Lucy) and have pulled them out every now and then to work with but treated them like any other texture stamp and jumped in…

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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…