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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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Welcome to 2015!

Welcome to 2015!

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope that 2015 will be a year full of happiness, good health and new adventures for you all! I seem to have been quite busy at the end of 2014 and didn’t manage to update my blog or my facebook page very often. I also haven’t sent out any emails to my  mailing list subscribers for some time either. I will endeavour to stay in touch better in 2015! I am looking forward to lots of exciting events in 2015 including these 3 day polymer events:  Polymania workshop in March with Donna Kato and Bettina Welker...

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Purple Kaleidoscope Jewellery

Purple Kaleidoscope Jewellery

I realised quite how much blue jewellery I make so I am trying to broaden my colour palette a bit. I asked on facebook what colour people thought I should work with and I got lots of brilliant (and some quite scary) suggestions! I decided to start gently with some purple and here’s some purple kaleidoscope cane jewellery I made.       Talking of facebook I am going to run a giveaway there soon – when I reach 2000 likes – only 15 to go!!! The giveaway will be open to all likers of my page so if you don’t...

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Changing Seasons Polymer Clay Beaded Necklace Tutorial in Beads and Beyond October 2014

Changing Seasons Polymer Clay Beaded Necklace Tutorial in Beads and Beyond October 2014

I am thrilled to have my ‘Changing Seasons’ polymer clay beaded necklace tutorial in the October 2014 edition  Beads and Beyond magazine which is available in the shops or online now. It’s a fantastic issue of the magazine packed full of inspirational  autumn jewellery projects using a wide range of techniques. The beads are made from one cane which has been made using a three colour Skinner blend – I have a detailed tutorial for this available on my new Tutorial page. I had fun working with the pantone autumn colours...

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New tutorial page and Pointy stripe tutorial now on my website

New tutorial page and Pointy stripe tutorial now on my website

I’ve made a new tutorial page on my website to collect together my tutorials. There’s links to the online ones and a list of the ones printed in magazines too. I’ve finally added the first tutorial I ever wrote (back in 2010!) to my website! When I wrote it I couldn’t figure out how to share it on my web page so I had it available on Scribd  You do need old crumbly clay to make this work – if you don’t have any you could leach some clay to make it more crumbly. The Surfingcat Graduated Pointy Stripe...

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I’m still enjoying blue and white kaleidoscope canes…

I’m still enjoying blue and white kaleidoscope canes…

I do really rather like blue and white it seems. I couldn’t resist another blue and white kaleidoscope cane pendant. This one is a little smaller than the last one I showed you. There are matching earrings too but I haven’t assembled them yet, I much prefer the polymer bit of jewellery making! They’ll be available for sale at my next exhibition which isn’t until November at the Totterdown Arts Trail so I’ve got plenty of time to finish those earrings make some more canes too. I might even make some in different...

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Polymania UK 2015

Polymania UK 2015

I am very excited to announce that in March 2015 – Polymania UK will take place in Bristol, UK! Full day polymer clay workshops with Donna Kato, Bettina Welker and Cara Jane Hayman.  Booking is now open and you can find more details on the Polymania  2105 page...

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