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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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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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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…

Inspiration: Polymer Clay Pods – Variations to the Basic Shape

My recent free tutorial on creating polymer clay pods sparked some interesting conversations about pod shapes, names, uses and variations. There are literally hundreds of ways you can “alter” something to make it look different. It’s actually heaps of fun for me to challenge myself to do this.  My visual diary is full of pages…

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Tutorial: Polymer Clay, Moiko Silk Screen; Raised Texture

Creating an illusion of texture is another way we can use our silk screens with exciting results.   My thought process has always been – how many different ways can I use this product; silk screens were no exception.  The process of silk screening acrylic paint onto raw polymer clay is a brilliant one, but how…