Explorations in Voice
What happens when two polymer clay artists, with very unique voices, create side-by-side with the same products? Find out in Explorations in Voice.
New Opulent Tapestry Silkscreen Fun!
I had fun playing with the opulent tapestry silkscreen project recently. With the bright colors and fun designs, I was in creating heaven! Read more...
Faux Sea Glass Jewelry
Why is polymer clay faux sea glass often much better for making jewelry than using real seaglass? Learn more and see gorgeous examples of what you can make.
Polymer Clay Pods
Have you ever noticed that polymer clay pods are a very common shape? Artists use the basic pod shape to showcase their unique surface techniques and styles. Click to see the featured artists...
Artist Interview: Staci Louise Smith
Staci Louise Smith is a talented bead and jewelry artist who works with polymer clay and metals, and is known for her organic, chunky, and innovative style. Read more...
How Do You Find Your Artistic Voice?
How do you find your artistic voice or style? You don't have to find it. You already have it. You already have favorite colors, favorite textures, things you like. Read more...
Is this a copy? Or “inspired by”?
Just when the latest brouhaha and accusations about copying and copyright infringement dies down, another one will start up and[...]
To Be An Artist
Just a quick post for you today. My dad is an artist, a metal artist. And he gave me this[...]
What is Sea Glass?
Sea glass is a popular material in jewelry making and you see it, and its cousin beach glass, available for[...]
Faux Roman Glass
I've been trying to spend more time in the studio lately and it's hard. I don't know if it's the[...]
I'm in the UK visiting family right now so this will be just a quick post. I wanted to let you[...]
8th Bead Soup Blog Party
A much-anticipated annual event, the Bead Soup Blog Party is a wonderful event in the beading jewelry world, hosted by[...]
7th Do Over Challenge
Of all the challenges that I enter, my favorite is the Do-Over Challenge hosted by Jeannie K. Dukic of JKD[...]
We’re not crafty people…
Last night my 14-year-old daughter had a friend spend the night and the evening's plans included watching a movie and[...]
6th Do Over Challenge
Today is the reveal and blog hop for the 6th Do Over Challenge. Organized by Jeannie K Dukic, the idea[...]
Antique Jeweler’s Tools
This past weekend we visited my parents for a nice weekend of labor day relaxation and conversation. It was good[...]
Translucent Pardo Art Clay
Have you heard the news? Translucent Pardo Art Clay is the clearest translucent polymer clay on the market. Unlike other[...]
Does your life sparkle?
In a conversation with Gary a while back, we talked of what life is all about. He said that life[...]
A metalwork artist indeed
A few days ago I talked about my father's discovery of his artistic and creative talents. Here is a gallery[...]
Last week we walked out of Wal-Mart just as the sun was setting into a most extraordinary sunset. A brilliant[...]
You were born to do this
I took my daughter to get her driver's license yesterday. It was a process dominated by waiting parents and their[...]