Archive for August, 2010

31
Aug
10

15th giveaway- an angel inside

In honor of 2 years and the angels I have met.

For the 15th giveaway, I am going to give away a steampunk unzipped heart with an angel inside.

Infinite Love and Gratitude.

What is in your heart?

This polymer clay heart is a Steampunk pendant that has watch parts, watch face, belt, heart, screws, gears, stars, and an angel with wing.

There are words stamped in the background.

The heart is 2 5/8″ high and 1 11/16″ wide and it is 5/8″ thick at the thickest point.

It is made from high quality Cernit polymer clay.

There is a large copper ring in the top of the heart from which hangs a 36” piece of brown satin cord. It will hang about 16-17 inches. The cord is easily removable if you wish to add your own chain or cord.

It will come signed and dated on the back of the pendant.

Rules

1. Leave a word of wisdom for one entry.

To get more entries, leave a comment for each one.

2. Go to my Shop “Art from my Heart” in Etsy and leave a comment on this post only with the piece you like best.

3. Be a follower already or become one and leave a comment on this post only saying so.

4. Post about my giveaway in your blog and leave a comment on this post only with the link.

5. Place the angel in your side bar on your blog with a link and leave a comment on this post only.

6. Tell me about an angel in your life and leave a comment on this post only.

The giveaway will close on the 8th of September at 6 pm PDT.

Good luck.

Thank you so much for sharing your precious time with me in blogland.

I am honored by your visits.

30
Aug
10

A Milestone for me

On Saturday the 28th of august 2010 was small marker in my life.

I have been blogging at my blogspot for two years.

I used to say I would never blog. I think I should never say never.

I started this to promote my business and my art, but…

I have met so many talented, friendly, beautiful, giving, and wonderful people in blog land.

I have learned so much about myself.

I never thought I would last this long.

I have enjoyed writing, something I never thought I would enjoy…

Maybe I should never say never.

28
Aug
10

Extruder Checkerboard

The clay Extruder is one of my favorite tools.

So many things are possible with this tool.

Lots of people tell me all of the time “I can not cane”.

You can, you just didn’t have the right tool.

First step, stop telling yourself you can’t.

Step two, find the right teacher.

Step three, find the right tool.

Step four, OPEN YOUR MIND!

Step five, have fun.

This is a way to fool everyone, even yourself.

All links below will lead to my husband’s store, if you are looking for these products. Thank you so much for looking.

Thank you so much for supporting myself and my family.

Cernit polymer clay- black and white

Makin’s professional clay extruder

Kemper Slicing Blades

1. Condition the white first , a half of package is enough. Get it nice and pliable.

2. Unscrew the handle until it is all the way out.

3. Roll a little log that is small enough in diameter to fit in the extruder barrel and fill it up. Place the square disk that comes with the extruder into the other end.

It is best to roll a log long enough to fill the barrel than to put in small logs to fill the barrel. The little logs will create air pockets.

4. Screw the handle back down slowly and at an even pace. Going slow helps the harder clays not shred on the edges of the square and other disk patterns. Extrude out all the white and then do the same thing with a half of package of black.

5. Press the two square coils together side by side. If using a smooshy clay do not smash together. Gently now.

6. Hold the ends of the square lengths and cut in the middle.

7. Lay one half right by the other half so it goes black, white, black, and then white.

8. Hold each of the ends again and fold gently in half so you can cut in equal halves again. 

9. Flip one of the halves over so the pattern on one half is the opposite of the other.

10. Stack one half on the top of the other half.

Match up the lines of the squares as much as you can here.

11. Cut that stacked set in half.

12. Turn one half around 180 degrees horizontally and place on top of the other half. You can click on all the pictures to make them larger.

13. To make the checkerboard smaller press gently on each side of the 4 sides with your finger, one at a time.

Flip the cane from end to end and press on the 4 sides one at a time again.

Continue flip, press 4 sides, flip, press 4 sides, flip, press 4 sides… until it is smaller in size. 

14. Ta-dah!!

15. You can also take one of the halves at this point and flip it end to end and place next to the other one.

This will multiply the pattern in one cane which makes it easier to apply to things in a row or border.

Slice off thin slices from the single checkerboard or the double with the clay slicing blade and add to your clay work. Or cut off slices and make beads out of them by piercing them with a needle or needle tool (bug sticker). Or cut off thin slices and bake and use in Encaustic painting, scrapbooking and collage.

OR??????

25
Aug
10

Wednesday wonder

http://accidentalmysteries.blogspot.com/2010/08/carved-from-lead-in-pencils.html

24
Aug
10

Great giveaways

Theresa at Faeriemoon Creations is having a Giveaway!

Click the picture and it will take you there.

Hurry closes on August 27 th, 2010

Mother moon”s Eat Pray Love Giveaway

Click the picture and it will take you there.

Ends September 1st, 2010

Nydia at Bringing up Salamanders is having a Goddess giveaway.

Click on the picture and it will take you to the post!

Keys not included <]:)

Ends on the September 1st, 2010

23
Aug
10

Clay Day- Bottles of Hope

Yesterday 08/21/10 was Clay Day with my polymer clay guild the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild.

We make Bottles of Hope for the Moore’s Cancer Center at UCSD in San Diego.

We made 51 bottles yesterday for the center.

We took 54 bottles to the center on tuesday 08/17/10

Yay team! 

Bottles of Hope are bottles covered with clay and donated to the cancer centers and hospitals all over the world and given to people going through cancer. You can read about them at the link.

They are a pure gift of love and hope. The work, the clay, the bottles and the good intentions are completely given from each artists heart. They are never charged for.

It is one of my Guild outreach programs and we make a lot of them, gladly.

I am proud of us.

Marni’s bottle

Linda’s bottle
 
 

Sylvia’s bottle

21
Aug
10

Day of the dead kind of day

I made some new day of the dead earrings and listed them in my store.

This holiday is one of my favorites.

I adore making bright flowers and I adore making skulls, it is so perfect.

I also met a glass artist named Amy. 

www.flamekeeper.etsy.com

She has some beautiful work and a shop at Etsy

Amy’s glass is so richly beautiful and so well crafted it makes my heart sing.

Even the holes are smooth and clean, I love that.

Please stop by and take a look at her work. 

Nice Glass!!




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