Friday, December 9, 2011

HGTV & Etsy

HGTV has partnered with Etsy, whose one-of-a-kind handmade and vintage pieces add a unique touch to any home, especially during the Holidays. See the results of the living room makeover collaboration for Design on a Dime, airing this Saturday, December 10 at 8 p.m.

Joy to the World:  Inspired by the show Secrets from a Stylist on HGTV
Heart & Home: Inspired by 15 Fresh Handmade Gift Ideas on HGTV

Selected Treasury Challenge 2011 lists, inspired by our favorite HGTV shows will be featured on HGTV's blog!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Paisley in Polymer

paisleya distinctive intricate pattern of curved, feather-shaped figures based on a pine cone design from India. ORIGIN – early 19th century, named after town of Paisley, Scotland, the original place of manufacture.
I've always loved the distinctive Paisley design. Many will remember the more psychedelic version from the late 60's & 70's, seeing it splattered over everything from caftans to wallpaper. My version is done in Premo metallic polymer clay. Mixing various shades of purples & violets to achieve a pleasing palette.

I also tried a complementary color mix of salmon, turquiose, & gold, for this shield shaped pendant. For the bail I used different sprockets I found at the local hardware store.