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Faux wooden Heart

Faux wooden Heart

I’m not generally big on hearts but I couldn’t resist adapting my faux marquetry split pebble design into a heart. It’s very tactile too as I have finished it with a beautiful satin finish. I am still very fond of the faux marquetry, I ought to make some more pieces!   Thank you to everyone who took part on my earring giveaway on Instagram.  The winners were bluemallee and Nevenka...

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Polycreativa 2018 Rome

Polycreativa 2018 Rome

Last weekend I attended the wonderful polymer clay workshop Polycreativa in Rome. I travelled from the UK with Nina Fletcher – we met at a polymer clay event and love to travel together! I didn’t really take many photos (far too busy having fun). Here is one of the opening welcome with  the organisers – Monica Scala and Paula Mattioli and the teachers – Bettina Welker, Nikolina Otrzan and Sylvie Peraud. Here’s what...

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Black and White Jewellery

Black and White Jewellery

I took part in a Facebook challenge to make a black and white cane and to make something with it. I’ve been looking at some repeated patterns made with carved block printing recently so took inspiration from them for the cane. I made a sketch of a pattern and then worked out what the most basic component would be and drew that out. The heart motif was central and I considered making the middle of the heart the line of symmetry in my cane...

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Polymer Patchwork, a bit of science and a problem solved

Polymer Patchwork, a bit of science and a problem solved

First of all, I’d like to wish you a happy new year and I hope 2018 is a peaceful year full of health, happiness and creative fun for you all! When I came to tidy up my workbench I found some little leftover scraps from some scrap clay Mokume Gane, there were too small to do much with so I decided to do some polymer patchwork. Nice bit of polymer clay recycling 🙂 I was pretty pleased how they turned out so I cured them and added a back...

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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...

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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...

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