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Classy Kaleidoscopes – workshop in Czech Republic July 2017

Classy Kaleidoscopes – workshop in Czech Republic July 2017

I’ve just got back from a fabulous time teaching at Polycreativa in Rome and I am busy organising for the Polymania workshop in Bristol 10-12th March but in between all that I wanted to share my latest jewellery creations. These are class samples for my ‘Classy Kaleidoscopes’ 3 hour workshop that will take place as part of Polymer Week 2017 in the Czech Republic on the 2-8th July. Polymer Week 2017  will have 30 different workshops . Some are full day workshops and others, like mine, are for 3 hours and you can book for as...

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Sanding tip – help from a toy

Sanding  tip – help from a toy

Here’s a tip for sanding small flat polymer clay items without loosing your finger tips (done that a few times and it’s not fun!). If you are in the UK Lidl are giving away these small kids Stickeez toys with every £10 spent at the moment. If you don’t have access these it seems they are also available on ebay and there used to be a brand available in the toy shops called Stick’ems I think. What you are looking for is a toy with a small suction cup – about 1cm in diameter. The suction cup is small enough to be...

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New Faux Marquetry Brooches

New Faux Marquetry Brooches

I’ve been really busy this year with lots of exciting things.  I will write a post soon to let you know more about what I have been up to but first I would like to show you my latest polymer creations…. These are Faux Marquetry Brooches made from polymer of course. I will be teaching how to make these at the 3 day polymer clay workshop Polycreativa in Rome next spring. I taught at the same event earlier this year and had a fantastic time so I can’t wait to go back in February...

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New Christmas Decoration and Christmas Sale Dates

New Christmas Decoration and Christmas Sale Dates

  I will be at the Totterdown Frontroom Arts Trail this weekend from 11am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday at 13 Hawthorne Street, Totterdown, Bristol with this years Christmas Decoration – Winter Trees Snow Globe.       Next weekend I will be at the American Museum in Britain in Bath for their lovely Christmas Craft Fair. Open Saturday and Sunday 12 til 4.30pm  ...

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Registration for Polymania UK 2016 now open!

Registration for Polymania UK 2016 now open!

Booking for Polymania UK 2016 is now open to everyone! It’s a 3 day polymer clay workshop taking place from the 18-20th March 2016  in a wonderful 4 star hotel near the centre of Bristol. You get four workshops – a whole day with Donna Kato and Bettina Welker and 2 half day workshops with Claire Wallis and Cara Jane Hayman (me 😉 ) Also included is a 3 course hot and cold buffet lunch and a wonderful selection of refreshments throughout the day – there were cream cakes last year!! For more information and to book you place...

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Faux Mahogany and Spiderweb Turquoise Ring – Polymania UK 2016 Project

Faux Mahogany and Spiderweb Turquoise Ring – Polymania UK 2016 Project

I have been having fun playing about with some different polymer clay faux effects. Here I have combined a faux mahogany cane with a faux spiderweb turquoise to make a stylish ring. This will be my workshop project for Polymania UK 2016! You can find information about the other projects being taught by Donna Kato, Bettina Welker and Claire Wallis on the Polymania 2016 page. Booking is open to the mailing list subscribers (it’s not too late to sign up!) and general registration opens this coming Friday 4th September....

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Coiled Kaleidoscope Cane Bangle

Coiled Kaleidoscope Cane Bangle

A square cross section bangle made from Kato Polyclay. The coiled design allows it to open a little to get your hand through so it can be quite chunky but still sit close to your wrist. Decorated with a kaleidoscope cane. And it’s not blue! Don’t worry I will come back to blue soon enough . I will be teaching this as a workshop in Rome next spring. More details will follow… I am also working on the plans for Polymania 2016 more details will be announced...

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Jewellery Maker TV demonstration

Jewellery Maker TV demonstration

I was invited to take part in the launch show on Jewellery Maker TV for Kato Polyclay. I did two cane work demostrations as part of the four hour live TV broadcast alongside the lovely Debbie Bulford. It was great fun to take part in the show. It’s a four hour long show – I do two demos one that starts at about 50 minutes in and the second about 2 hours 38 mins. There is also a polymer clay demonstration by Debbie in between. You can watch it all here or on you tube if you wish. I’ll try and let you know about it in advance...

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New Flower Pendant for Southbank Bristol Arts Trail

New Flower Pendant for Southbank Bristol Arts Trail

I am exhibiting my polymer clay jewellery and gift items as part of the Southbank Bristol Arts Trail this coming weekend. On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May from 11am-6pm  I will be in the in the Beauley Room in the  Southville Centre on Beauley Road, Bristol. Here’s one of my latest pendants which will be available for sale at the arts trail. The flower is made up from turquoise, black and white patterned petals with a large and sparkly Swarovski crystal in the...

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The fun we had at Polymania 2015

The fun we had at Polymania 2015

Polymania UK 2015 was a brilliant 3 day polymer clay workshop full of fun! I know I had a lot of fun teaching and creating with friends old and new and from the feedback I’ve had I know everyone else had a fab time too! The 4 star Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa definitely helped with the freshly baked cookies, lovely 3 course lunch and the cream cakes not to mention the never ending supply of tea and coffee…. Here are some photos from the event – you can see more on our facebook page www.facebook.com/polymaniaUK  ...

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