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15
Mar
19

Revisiting my past again, Cernit experiment #6

Experiment #6;

This is another experiment with Cernit in the #1 line of colors all more opaque now!

I wanted to do another “revisit the past” little experiment.

I believe going back to old designs for myself, shows me how far I have come, a great design is a great design, always timely, and oh how I love this upgrade in the Cernit #1 colors, they are nice and bright in the new #1 line.

No more of this is 50% translucent and this is a 100% translucent or 100% opaque to understand any more. The categories or color sections make so much sense now.

All special clay colors are going to have a category now.

Making the color line in Cernit clay much more comprehensive. Still coming in to fruition.

Sometimes things do get better. Sometimes companies improve things. Not everything is a marketing blizzard of less for more cost.

Comments on pieces in pictures themselves.

This first picture is a piece I made in the 80’s, it was part of a series I did and some of the first pieces I was selling retail in major department stores nationwide. They were also some of the first pieces of millefiori to go major retail.

I am proud of this line. it comes from teaching myself caning or millefiori from a glass paper weight book. It was years of practice to get to this point. No information available at all, like there is today.

Getting these pieces in stores retail, was a step up for Polymer clay acceptance in retail markets. Some one had to do it. On a larger volume.

At this time in my life we had several employees working for us at the time. Getting this in the stores upped our game on several levels.

They were simple canes but effective and dynamic and not really seen before.

New medium work, the one giant step for acceptance in the general public, is placing it retail in places like Nordstrom’s at that time in history.

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The original piece circa mid 80’s, color graduated series, all Fimo Classic.This is the next revisit, all new #1 colors Cernit, some canes the same, all a little more intricate now, but very similar. Colors loud and bright, the #1 line and all of Cernit clay canes beautifully, contrary to the old outdated opinion that it doesn’t cane well. Old news. It has been this way for years now. Still touted though by some that have never used it or used it in the last 15 years.The second piece in the second revisit! Pendant necklaceAll three together, top right hand side, old version.

All the canes used to make the new versions. It takes a lot of different cane and I added a couple newer versions, but similar in colors and designs.

Oh by the way, I love the new Champagne color in the #1 line, thank you so much for doing this.

I am loving the newer take on this technique and design, with the beads you see on the left. I think there will be more of these. This my friends is one of the reasons you revisit old designs and work, you are in a whole different state of your art when you come back and things evolve from the paradigm that was set for you by yourself before. Level up anyone?I like them and the colors and couldn’t stop working in the pieces and canes I had made, this is usually a great sign for me.

Just yummy!New pod action! I am really liking the elongated one.

Pattern in sheet work, below my hand on the right side.

These are faves!

These were first. I like them as well.

Set, I have to make another set of the fronts for the disk earrings in the proper color gold. I am loving the gold patterned mice shift insert on the brooch.Another view of all the canes and colors I was using.

Shot in window light, with my iPhone. Not edited.

❤️

Marie

05
Sep
18

Here is your next installment Tutorial from the Cernit company and GHIA

I love being able to share these, Thank you Cernit and Ghia for giving me these to share with everyone.

Enjoy!

❤️

Marie


27
Aug
18

Another fabulous tutorial from The Cernit Company and GHIA!

A huge thanks to the people that make Cernit as well as Ghia for the new tutorials.

I have a couple of old ones that haven’t been posted by me before.

So I will be sharing them weekly until I go through the back log.

I really like these a lot! And away we go!

Happy Monday, spread your kindness, the world needs yours! ❤️

We carry this Cernit clay and those fabulous texture sheets as well!

Main index page for Cernit in all sizes and colors with links to all the pages of Cernit

http://clayfactory.net/cernit/index.html

Texture mats used are Peacock and Geometrics.

And this is the direct page for the texture Mats from the Cernit company

http://clayfactory.net/cernit/texture-Sheet-Cernit.html

*oh and on a side note, I bake all of my pieces in a home oven, on a a cardboard box piece on my tray and tented with foil, in a pre-heated 275 F degree oven for 40 minutes. I then remove hot from the oven and plunge in to icy cold water until the pieces are completely cool!

❤️

Marie

22
Aug
18

Here is another lovely tutorial from the Cernit company for your pleasure! Pendant

This is another wonderful tutorial from the people that make Cernit and Ghia who does them.

A big thank you to both for sharing them with us!

Have a great hump day. laugh a little today, it could change your world, then make something!

❤️

Marie

24
Feb
17

Class in San Diego at UCSD!

Information here!

Thanks for looking!

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09
Sep
14

A Class Act! Teaching with Birdy Heywood and Angie Scarr

My friend Angie Scarr is going to be teaching in the UK November 7th through 9th, 2014, at a small event in the Southern UK. I believe she just might be the best teacher to teach beginning and advanced alike because of her years of practice and training. She is also a brilliant mind and I am looking forward to seeing her again, it was in 1998 the last time we saw each other.

And I am thinking it has just been too many years.

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 Angie and I will be teaching along with Birdy Heywood, also know as the dragon Lady because she makes so many wonderful dragons. She is also a very good teacher for the just starting out on the polymer clay journey and the things that she has shown that students have made are very close to hers with little or no experience at all.

birdy 

 

Collectively we have almost 90 years in polymer clay experience we are bringing to this short but action packed retreat. We have kept the cost down knowing the economy and how it has effected us personally as well, we would also very much like to visit and see each other again in the process. And to visit with the people that come to the event as well.

 marie

 

The event is:

“Three exciting all day Polymer Clay workshops at Bewl Water Activity Centre Kent Lamberhurst Kent TN3 8JH, UK with a fantastic Package Deal of £285.00 for those booking to stay at the venue in dormitory accommodation (all with en suite). This includes, 3 workshops, 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches. (Each tutor gives details of what you need to bring on the booking information which you can download below.) Those staying overnight also have the opportunity to spend time getting to know each other or join in a mini workshop or a demonstration during the evenings.”

 

You can find out more info and download the booking form here: http://polymerclayunited.weebly.com/ 

Please come to visit and to have a couple of cuppas with us! Cheers! I have heard Kent is amazing!

12
Sep
12

Blast from the past part 2- Cloisonne type beads

Cloisonne type beads

These are very easy beads and quite fun to make, this was published in November of 2008 in this blog.

It was published in a magazine before this, I believe 2004.

I love these and they are easy and very fun to make.

Have a great week you all!




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