Saturday, July 3, 2010

Polymer Clay Samples Project for Klutz Books

I was recently contacted by one of the editors at Klutz, a children's craft book publisher. Apparently, one of the assistant editors found my Polymer Clay shop on Etsy and contacted me. They loved my new Charm Bracelets & also my Pillow Beads. I was thrilled to hear from them & very flattered that they liked my work! Our daughter used to love their books as a child, because they always included the supplies needed to complete a project.

 I received a box of supplies from Klutz that included: polymer clay, beads, findings, cording, etc. The project that I was hired to do focused on girls age 12+, with Polymer Clay jewelry designs that would interest that age group. I created 2 really cute bracelets, some earrings, a simple pendant & assorted beads. What a blast I had! Just letting my imagination go wild!

Here are some of the beads that Klutz particularly liked from my shop . As I am under contract with the book publisher I can't reveal the design samples I made for them.
The ones above are my Florida Sunset Beads, with inset seed beads.
The next ones are my signature Watercolor Rainbow Pillow Beads, these have been a really good seller in my Etsy shop!
At the bottom are my South-West Blue Denim Beads, in stonewashed & cornflower blues.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Polymer Clay Raw Canes

Polymer Clay Raw (Unbaked) canes.

This is the first time I've offered canes for sale in my Etsy Shop
I make so many canes, especially flowers, that my studio is bursting with my ever-increasing inventory! I keep them color coded, and also in different categories, such as: leaf canes, flowers, stripes, swirls, abstract, etc...
I really enjoy the process of cane-making, it's relaxing, and I can watch a wonderful old classic movie at the same time:) My favorite clay for millefiore cane making is Fimo brand. I always used the Fimo Classic Translucent & White as they perform well for making complex canes.