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It’s been a productive week here at The Blue Bottle Tree. I’ve had great fun making Rustic Beads and Components. Some of them are connectors, or links, to be used in making necklaces. Others are smaller, and will be great
***Update*** I’m proud to announce that I’ve released the Rustic Beads and Components Tutorial that explains how to make the beads in this post. I’m really pretty proud of it. Go check it out! I know I’ve worked mostly with
I usually find everything I need at craft, art, and beading stores. But recently I went to a small, local hobby store in search of small gauge metal tubing. This is the kind of store where they sell the materials
Recently I took part in a casual, informal art show at our church. Most of the works were displayed on the walls. Since my pieces are jewelry, and quite small, I had trouble thinking of how to display them. A
As I’ve stated before, I am a huge lover of color. I particularly love the interplay of colors and the way they combine to create a pleasing whole. I am particularly fond of a spectrum of colors such as a
I get a lot of questions about coloring translucent polymer clay. For a color junkie like me, one of my favorite art materials is alcohol ink. Alcohol inks are an intensely concentrated dye dissolved in alcohol. They are permanent and
As I’m sure most readers have already seen by now, my recent article was featured in Polymer Clay Daily. That was a most unexpected honor and I am pleased and thrilled that Cynthia Tinapple found my words valuable enough to
Much has been said recently about Translucent Pardo Professional Art Clay. It’s a polymer clay that has been rumored to be the clearest translucent polymer clay on the market. I’ve worked with it, and yes, it is incredibly clear. But
Recently I needed to seal a print that I had made. I’d previously used Liquitex Gloss Acrylic Medium and Varnish to great success. Used as a sealer, acrylic medium is a permanent finish, similar to artist’s acrylic paint. In fact,
All last fall on Flickr and Etsy I kept seeing wonderful striped polymer clay pendants and earrings made by Lynda Moseley. First was her Southwest Landscapes Series. Then she started producing works with even more stunning color palettes with names
Have you heard the news? Translucent Pardo Art Clay is the clearest translucent polymer clay on the market. Unlike other translucent polymer clay brands, Pardo trans doesn’t impart and yellowish color as it bakes. It’s also remarkably clear. It is
Yesterday I made a polymer clay switch plate for our bedroom. Gary liked it. Lanie liked it. I didn’t like it. It was too saturated for the pale colors of the bedroom. So that switch plate now resides in Lanie’s
I’ve been following the work of a fellow AEDM participant, Roberta Warshaw, for several months now. She’s been working on collages but this week posted some pictures of her gelatin prints. Gelatin prints? What the heck are gelatin prints? Well,
Years ago, when I was a little girl, my grandmother had a cobalt blue vase that held magic. I would lie on the floor with the vase over my face, watching the world through a cobalt blue filter. It still
A few days ago I talked about my father’s discovery of his artistic and creative talents. Here is a gallery of some of his recent metalwork sculptures. As you can probably tell, I’m terribly proud of him. Enjoy! ***Update***
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