Friday, February 27, 2009


So I have placed my first set of raw polymer clay canes for sale on etsy.
There are quite a few artists who do this.
Of course my canes don't look like theirs--thats good, that way we aren't competing for the same artists. I know there are artists out there for my canes.

These are some nice ones I found while checking out the viability of actually posting raw canes.
she makes some lovely floral and butterfly canes. Her finished beads are beautifully feminine
There isnt much in this shop yet, but Wes, has gotten cane making down to a science!
hes posted it on his blog also has some lovely canes. I like this purple spiral.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Medaevil manuscript cane set

Medaevil manuscript cane set
Originally uploaded by Zoeowyn
This set of 4 canes are all based on pieces/design elements that you could find in medaevil illuminated manuscripts. I took a class to the museum to see an exibit, and I fell in love with the little detail work in the illuminations. I decided I needed to try to make that in clay. There is a simple gold dot, a small fleur de lis on a dark pearl blue back ground, and celtic knot, and a colorful floral design. All 4 canes are made from Sculpey III, and they all use the same colors. They were designed to be used together.

Thgis is my entry for the March PCAGOE challenge. To see other entry pieces, and to vote on your favorite visit

Valentine heart crayons 09-2

Valentine heart crayons 09-2
Originally uploaded by Zoeowyn
Last year a friend and I decided instead of sending our kids to school with even MORE candy for valentines day we would make heart shaped crayons. The kids had a blast chopping up old crayons and melting them into these heart shapes. This year my kids and I did it again. They both really enjoyed the process-even though momy had to finish the last batch--short attention span theater. The better quality crayons have less wax in them and make for better crayons, the ones with more wax end up creating very cool color layers.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I fell in love with sea horses last year. We did a day trip to the Chattanooga aquarium, they had an exhibit of sea horses and sea dragons.
I was amazed. they are so beautiful!
I spent at least the next month drawing them. Im actually surprised I didnt make hundreds of little polymer ones.
I even found a wire artists who makes some wonderful little ones.

Seahorse by

I also learned from her site, that they a caught live and left under heat lamps to dry out. to be put in all those curio things. That makes me sad. i think I may have some from a craft store. i got them when i thought they were nifty, but i didnt et any after last years adventure. Im glad, because that treatment makes me sad. Anyway these can be quite tiny up to quite large.
I could watch them all day. Their variation in colors was glorious.

I am taking a polymer clay clay with christi Friesen. its on-line (I love on line learning but thats another story). The class is steam punk gryphons. I have been wondering how to incorporate steam punk into polymer for a bit now. Well as soon as the class got started I started seeing how to incorporate steam punk in other things. I made a great dragon fly--at least I like him, and this sea horse. Both figures are large, and not jewelry size. i will need to figure out what to do with them.
The next challenge will be to make a sea horse small enough to wear, and a steam punk octopus!

Heres anpother cute little sea horse by

and a cute almost steam punk octopus by

Friday, February 6, 2009

PCAGOE Cupid Hunt

The members of PCAGOE, the Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy, are sponsoring a Valentine Scavenger Hunt. To participate simply visit participating shops beginning February 6th 2009 and continuing until midnight EST on February 12, 2009, and find the hidden Valentine!

When you find the Valentine in a shop, convo the seller through etsy with the URL of the listing where the image is hidden, or the transaction number for the Item. You may enter once per participating shop.

That’s it! You must be a registered Etsy user to qualify, so if you have not already registered, please take a moment to do so, and you can join in our fun! Registering is fast and easy.

On February 14, 2009, the each seller will draw a winner at random using a random generator.

Here is a list of the other member shops participating in the hunt. Every member is offering a different prize!

tejaesart: polymer clay heart
SCDiva: $25 gift certificate (also valid at PCDiva)
DivaDea: a little love wall art
lynnslittlecreations: it’s a surprise!
SilverGate: two heart magnets
PuppyKissPortraits: Valentine kisses pendant
juliespace: $10 gift certificate
jkollmann: earrings
irismishly: set of four heart beads
ashpaints: 50% off one item
zoeowyn: paisley heart pendant
peggers: $20 gift certificate
beetreebyme: 20% off one order
polyclarific: a surprise pendant
angeli: chocolate truffle pendant
LaurelSteven: heart pendant
revonav: $50 gift certificate

links to all the shops can be found at

or you can start the search at my shop at and link to the other shops from there

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


yes cephalopods
tentacled critters
MY kracken vessel was on there the other day
I was most thrilled.
There is some absolutely great tentacular art featured on this blog. I was thrilled to be part of it.
Check out the posts, there are some fabulous things to find, cute little guys on ety all over the place.
Of course this dress is my personal favorite!
I want

makes the Ursula the sea witch costume I did years and years ago look like a wet paper bag in comparison.
This is just too cute!

Random Cuteness

Isnt this little guy cute?
hes by elemental dragons

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Its PCAGOE Challenge time!

Time to vote in the PCAGOE challenge! This month’s theme is ACEOs, which are Art Cards, Editions and Originals. Ours are made of polymer clay, and as you can see, we’ve used lots of different techniques, including stamping, painting, sculpting, cane work and more. This month there are 4 voter prize packs, which means 4 chances for you to win! Every voter will be entered in a random drawing to win these prizes.

Prize winners will be randomly chosen from all of the voters. You can vote once between now and midnight EST on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Voting rules: everyone, including PCAGOE members, may vote for a favorite entry. If you have entered a piece in this challenge, you are not eligible to vote. The challenge winners will be announced on January 8 - there are prizes for the first and second place vote-getters! Thanks for voting, and good luck!