Friday, April 10, 2009
PCAGOE Spring Fling Scavenger Hunt!
The members of PCAGOE, the Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy, are sponsoring a Spring Fling Scavenger Hunt from April 13 to 24, 2009. To participate, visit my shop during that time and search for the hidden Spring Fling image among my items. When you find it, send me a convo me through Etsy that includes the URL of the listing where the image is hidden (or just click on “contact” from the item where the image is hidden, and the item info will automatically appear in the subject line.)
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 April 24, 2009, I will draw a winner at random using an online random number generator. I will notify the winner by return convo and make arrangements to issue you the prize. I will also post the winner's name here on my blog. You can win beauty is a Beast! She is a fun silly shaker egg. Think of her a a designer rattle for adults.
Please visit our team website – http://pcagoe.com – for a complete list of participating shops and the prizes they are offering.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Charlene almost cried when I gave them to her the other night. It was so sweet. Im so glad she liked them. I stressed over these. They weren't any more difficult than the belly dancers, just there was that extra level of wedding stress.
Im on my way!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I actually got into polymer clay because of the faux technique. Specifically faux ivory
I was inspired by Victoria Huges, and made my mom this major necklace that featured a large piece of amber sitting in an ivory shield.
I still think I did pretty good. it was one of the first things I ever made in polymer clay.
Back then I had no idea how far it could go.
When I got back into polymer clay after a few years off it was to incorporate the faux ivory look with the PMC silver.
I make faux teeth and carved claw looking things. At one point a man who works in horn thought my work was the real thing until he picked it up. Apparently its too light! HA! I fooled an expert. That made my month back when that happened.
Now my polymer clay work has gone back to working with the colors and all, but I still love the faux claws and tusks stuff I do.
Currently in my shop Zoeowyn.etsy.com I have a pair of silver capped faux claw earrings.
Here are some other neat examples of the faux you can do with polymer clay:
ZsBcreations.etsy.com these earrings are faux ceramic tiles
These faux snake skin cuffs are from ArtByLilin.etsy.com
and this crazy faux geode piece is from beetreebyme.etsy.com. Crazy because look at how many different rocks she created!