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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Inspiration: The Polymer Pebbles Project – Time to Relax

Oh it really is time to relax!! Let me share with you my creative, relaxing process. Visual Diary Exploration Is there a relationship between what you create and how it makes you feel?  This is a question I had never really contemplated before. My desire to explore this saw me pull out the visual diary…

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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 – 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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Tutorial – Scrappy Stripes

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…

Workshops – Griffith 2018

Gosh it seems so long ago now and I’m only just getting around to doing the blogpost for the Griffith workshops 2018. I must thank the Griffith Regional Art Gallery, in particular Raina Savage for organising and co-ordinating these workshops.  Also a huge thanks to Anthea for doing so much and for driving me around. …

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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…