Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Year is here!

I hate making New Year Resolutions, in the past I have not been very discipline to keep them. So this year I would like to make a promise to myself, develop my artistic skills by pushing myself to think and work outside of the box. Today I signed up for a Google's Base account and Twitter. I already have a Myspace and Facebook accounts. I will try to use these tools to network. Wish me luck.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Great Places to Sell

I found this link to a place that listed several different websites I could use to sell my Jewelry. This is great. I hope I can use some of these sites to increase the traffic at my Etsy web site.

Sunday, November 30, 2008


I wanted to link to this page of tutorial, because it is one of the most extensive list of polymer clay tutorials. I have visited this page before but today I was re-introduced to this page.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Contest - #1

This is the first internet contest, I have done. I have decided that I needed to step out of my comfort zone and learn to promote my shop. One way to promote is to reach out and become involved in the different activites going on - online.

This give away looks like a nice package of supplies to win. If I do not win, I ope that I will become a winner by getting more traffic to my blog.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


On Wednesday evening I had the privilage to attend a demonstration by Lynne Ann Schwarzenberg. Wow she was fantastic. Her comments about creating a plug for spirals, was very enlightening. The way she manipulate a single leaf to make other designs was interesting. I hope to have an opportunity to try her techinques soon.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Polymer clay has changed over the years. I think that with the evolution of different brands and strengthen the potential design limitations have changed. I now need to rethink my use of the clay. In the past I have designed some pieces that broke because of the clay’s weakness.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

थे नीद तो blog

I am having a problem blogging. My title changes to different characters.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Time in a Bottle

Creating this shaker was a nice experience. I was attempting to create a mosaic design with a lead glass look. In ways I think I accomplished my goal. I then proceeded to cover a glass bottle with this cane. I was successful and it looked good. That was some ten or more years ago. I moved and the bottles stayed wrapped up in paper packed away in my garage. When I rediscovered my shaker it had fine hair line cracks. Glass does expand and shrink in the elements. Now the question is how do I combat that problem when covering home decor items that might experience element changes. I have recieved some suggestions, but I think my helpers need to see the item to understand the problem. So here it is.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Future by Another Name

Future has changed its name. I was lead to a link which stated that the makers of Future changed the name of the product to "Pledge with Future Shine." Now I can rest! No, I have started to test a new product - Minwax Polycrylic. About a month ago I used some of this product on a piece of polymer clay. It is still shiny and non tacky. That is good. I used my fingernail to do a scratch test. The finish held up to the test.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Had a wonderful year experiencing and learning a new job. With the new job I found it difficult to work with polymer clay. As a result I have not been able to create. Well the summer is here and school is out. I am playing with clay again. Yeah!

Shortly after I started playing with the clay, I discovered that I did not have much Future Acrylic to create a shiny finish coat to my beads. In my search for this old familar product, I was disappointed to find out that I could not find it. Now I am trying to find a new product. It is a tricky process. The polymer clay does not always react well with different products. So now I have to experiment to see if I can find a new product to use with my beads. Buffing large quanities of small beads, are not my cup of tea. I perfer to dip my beads in a solution that will create a durable shiny finish.

Now my quest begins.