Thursday, December 13, 2012

Polymer Clay Earrings

A Little Bit of Christmas for your Ears!

Holidays are the 

best time to add

some sparkle. 

Cranberry Dangle Earrings

Azure Blue Teardrop Earrings

I've been busy creating...

Peridot Triangle Earrings

some great cocktail earrings

Ruby-Raspberry Leaves
All of these earrings are available in my  Etsy Shop Beadazzle Me

Happy Holidays!!


Friday, November 30, 2012

Ethnic Inspired Polymer clay Jewelry

I love the rich earth-toned colors and varied textures of my latest collection of wearable art.
The deep russet, gold, and copper shades remind me of the falling leaves in Autumn. I miss the change of seasons, living here in sunny Florida. You would think I'd be used to it after over 30 years of living on the West Coast. I think my heart will always belong to the small CT. town that I grew up in.

Please come browse my Etsy Shop for these pieces, and many more of my artisan jewelry.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Polymer Arts Magazine

The Winter issue of The Polymer Arts magazine has arrived! This issue is a special one for me, because I was lucky enough to be included in it as an Emerging Artist. Take a peek:

This issue is packed full of inspirational ideas, helpful techniques, and some great articles. You can get your own digital copy, or order a print one here: The Polymer Arts magazine

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Polymer Clay Miniature Pendants

Humming Bird Pendant
Fall is in the air here in Florida, anything in the 70's is considered a cool spell in the Sunshine State! Hoping for a cooler winter this year too, maybe I'll even get to wear a sweater! The brisk weather has inspired me to add a bit of the outdoors to my work. I'm trying something a bit more organic & using more earth-tones. Take a peek at my miniature 1" square pendants.
Bronze & Turquiose Swan

Peacock Feather & Brocade

These pendants are currently available in my Etsy Shop Beadazzle Me

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Polymer Clay Faux Dichroic

My latest experiments involve the use of some scraps leftover from other projects. I carefully save the little bits between layers of wax paper, and store them in plastic file drawers. Last weekend I decided it was due time to find out what was lurking in those secret drawers. What I discovered was a scrap pile consisting mostly of my favorite colors, purple, lavender, turquiose, & various blue-green shades. Here are the results of my weekend foraging:)
Most of these pendants are available in my Etsy ShopBeadazzle Me

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Polymer Clay Faux Gemstone Pendants Tutorial

Introducing my sixth polymer clay tutorial to my Etsy Shop: How to Create Faux Gemstone Pendants. It includes 29 pages of step-by-step instructions, 47 photos, and a Gallery section of completed projects. I've had so many requests to write a tutorial on this new technique, I sure hope everyone will enjoy it!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Polymer Clay Tutorial: Mica Shift Swirl

Introducing my newest tutorial "How to Create Mica Shift Swirl Pendants".  This is the 5th tutorial I have written about Polymer Clay techniques. It contains 51 photos & step-by-step instructions (30 pages) that guide you through the process. The tutorial also includes a bonus section, explaining how to make the matching earrings, and how to add the earring/pendant findings.Below are a few different variations on the same technique. If you are interested in my tutorial it is available in my Etsy Shop: Beadazzle Me

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Wearable Art for your Ears

Inks & Foil with 18K Gold
What's on my work-table this week?  Earrings!  I love making earrings, they are practically the only jewelry I wear, other than my wedding ring.
I created a fern mold & made a few sets of these, with 14K gold findings. They are quite thin & delicate, with a generous coating of resin, to add shine & depth.
Of course, I had to make some purple earrings too, my favorite color!
These "Fairy Wing" earrings are something a bit different for me. I wasn't sure I liked them & I almost threw them in the reject bowl (yes, I have a Large reject bowl) but I managed to tweak them a bit & they turned out quite interesting!
I made these leaf shaped earring from an old Kaleidoscope cane. I love Hot Pink & Orange together, it's such a 70's retro look.
Mini Mosaic

Faux Turquiose

Come take a peek at the other goodies I have for sale in My Etsy Shop Beadazzle Me

Friday, June 22, 2012

Making a Pendant Setting

Currently, I'm working on designing some pendant settings, to use with small cabochons. I'm making my own molds with Premo clay, by impressing found objects, then cutting them out with metal shape cutters. I used a mix of Premo metallic clays to make the pendant setting above. After I baked it I applied some Burnt Umber to give it an antique look. A few dabs of Treasure Gold added the highlights.
Now, I'm trying to decide what color cabochons to make as the insert. Here is a Turquiose, Metallic Tan, & White abstract cab. Whatever cabochon I use, I'll put a thick coat of resin on it to give it a fabulous shine.

Silver clay with black accents, cabochon added

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tree of Happiness Pendants in Polymer Clay

The Tree of Happiness pendant is a new addition to my Etsy Shop this summer. I love trying new designs, and trees are a favorite of mine. Gardening is one of my many passions. We recently planted a Norfolk Pine tree, and 2 Red Cedars. The shape of these particular trees reminds me of Christmas trees! 
 This pendant is available in my Etsy Shop Beadazzle Me 

Norfolk Pine in the distance, Juniper front
Magnolia and Red Cedar

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Colors of Summer... New Work : Coral Sea & Sunset

I'm trying some new sparkly color combos with some of my rubber stamps & ink.
I love the browns, golds, & orange tones. White House Black Market is featuring 
some new hues for summer: Coral Sea & Sunset, a delightful pairing of
red-orange & beige linen colours.

Sunset Dangle Earrings
    Tangerine/Gold Donut Pendant


Find these new pieces in my  Etsy Shop Beadazzle Me