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Catching up

Posted on April 16, 2012

Hello. I hope you all had a good Easter break. We were away with the family in Scotland for 2 weeks so it’s all a bit manic here. My first job of the day is to work out what it is that actually needs to happen from this huge long list of jobs to do!

I was lucky enough whilst travelling around Scotland to get to meet the lovely Chris Pellow. It’s great to actually meet people you know online! Unfortunately we didn’t manage to play with clay as time didn’t allow but I look forward to another visit sometime. If you haven’t seen her work you should go check it out, she takes great photos (she even did a blog post with some advice about editing photos here) but her work looks even better in real life!

I did manage to make some earrings for the earrings a week challenge, made in a bit of a rush on Sunday evening.

They are made from Pardo Art Clay translucent with some alcohol inks and silver foil (the foil is  mixed in and looks a bit like glitter now). I was very excited when Penny who runs Clayaround said she would be stocking the Pardo Professional as I have tried to get hold of some previously to try it but couldn’t find a UK supplier. My first impression of the Pardo is that although it is a little on the soft side compared to Kato I quite like it. It isn’t sticky at all. I shall play with it a little more and let you know how I get on with it.

Watch this space for some exciting news about ‘Pay it Forward’


  1. Love the colour of these!

  2. A lot of people are using Pardo for translucency. It really does look different doesn’t it? I haven’t tried it yet, since I like my clay very thick. But I may want to at some point.

  3. Thank you for your sweet words Cara! It was indeed lovely to finally be able to put a real person to the smiling face on the Facebook pictures!
    One day, one day, we will get to clay together!!! 🙂

  4. I got my first delivery of Pardo last week, but haven’t had time to play with it yet. Hopefully will have time to make a Pardo cane this week.

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