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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…

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New Tutorial Scrappy Stripes Finished Project with Instructions

I recently posted a video tutorial showing how I created a veneer using scrappy stripes, embossing powder and texture.  You can access the YouTube video tutorial here: Polymer Clay Veneer with Embossing Powder and Texture and this is what you’ll end up with. It occurred to me some of you may not know how to…

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Polymer Clay Upcoming Tutorial

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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Brisbane Workshops 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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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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Bohemian Inspired Polymer Clay Leaves and Earrings

I watched a movie just recently called Plastic Ocean and I have to say, it had a huge impact on me.  I won’t go into all the details but let’s just say my attitude towards what I create and how much I create has changed incredibly.  Rather than create a pile of things which will…

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Sorting the Studio and New Pendants

I recently had a massive cleanout in the studio and sorted everything.  It all got rearranged and labelled (yes I’m obsessive) and dusted and wiped…you get the picture…huge cleanout.  Well I found all sorts of goodies in boxes and bags and hidden in cupboards – hmmm way too much.  I decided to get it out,…

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Swellegant Veneers and Pods

Tuesday again and fun time in the studio – woohoo!  I decided to play with Swellegant again today. I’ve been thinking of a few different veneer variations lately so of course had to give them a try and after a few failures, I managed to stumble across a technique that worked really well.  I loved…

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