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#March Meet The Maker

#March Meet The Maker

I decided to take part in #marchmeetthemaker instagram challenge this year and you can find my posts on Instagram and Facebook. I did try last year but I was far too busy with 2 events taking place in March (Nordic Poly Camp in Sweden and Polymania which should have been in Bristol but ended up being online at the last minute). If you want to know a bit more about me, about my values, some work in progress do go check out my social media.

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Polymer Clay Bail Tutorial

Polymer Clay Bail Tutorial

I’ve added a quick tutorial onto my tutorials page showing you how to make a bail from polymer clay for a pendant. I love this way of finishing the back of a pendant as it means I don’t have to add any additional findings. I use a 6mm knitting needle to form my bail which means I can thread most things through it so I can change the cord I hang my pendant on easily. You can find the tutorial here

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Signing your Polymer Clay Creations

Signing your Polymer Clay Creations

Welcome to 2021, I hope it will be a good year for you all (or at least an improvement on the last one!2020 was a strange year and I really didn’t make anything very much from polymer clay, I just didn’t feel like it. 2021 is a new year and I hope to get back to spending lots of time experimenting, learning and creating with polymer clay – I do still love it really! I don’t do it every year but I do try to make a new signature cane to sign my work every few years. Last year I developed a couple of new logos including...

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Polymer Clay Rainbow Canes

Polymer Clay Rainbow Canes

Rainbows are a cheerful sign of hope during this strange Covid-19 pandemic. You can make your own polymer clay rainbows starting with a colourful rainbow cane. Here is my short video tutorial and the accompanying sheet which includes a circle guide.

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Large Blue and Green Cane Jewellery

Large Blue and Green Cane Jewellery

Back in October 2019 I made a large cane using mainly blues and greens. I took slices of the cane in various sizes to make some jewellery. I finally got round to taking some photographs of the jewellery so here they are.

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Kimono Patterns Necklace Workshop

Kimono Patterns Necklace Workshop

I will be teaching this Kimono Pattern Necklace at The Atlantic Clay Escape in Atlantic City from 6-10th October 2020. There will also be workshops by Donna Kato, Leslie Blackford, Fabiola Perez Ajates and Laura Tabakman. You can find details of all the classes here and event details and registration here. If you have been following me for a while you may well recognise the canes from my Kimono Curl pendant a few years ago. At the moment am really enjoying the elegance of these long ovals. I had custom templates made so I could make graduated...

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Polymer Journeys 2019

Polymer Journeys 2019

I am soo excited to be part of the Polymer Journeys 2019 book! Packed full of polymer clay inspiration from around the world! Can’t wait to see it – the 2016 Polymer Journeys book was amazing! Available as a printed book or digital copy –  https://tenthmusearts.com/

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Euro Clay Carnival 2019 in Rome

Euro Clay Carnival 2019 in Rome

I had a wonderful time teaching at the Euro Clay Carnival in Rome this February. It was a great event, beautifully organised, wonderful mix of workshops and really lovely students – who could ask for more! Cara Jane Hayman Demonstrating part of her ‘Versa-tile’ cane Euro Clay Carnival Rome 2019 teachers and organisers. Fabiola Perez Ajates, Paola Mattioli, Donna Kato, Monica Scala, Cara Jane Hayman, Eva Haskova Euro Clay Carnival Rome 2019 Participants

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‘Versa-tile’ cane earrings

‘Versa-tile’ cane earrings

I am playing with my ‘versa-tile’ cane as I prepare to teach it in a workshop at the Euro Clay Carnival in Rome from the 2-4th February 2019. Here are my latest statement earrings. I split the oval to add some movement. There is an earring stud in the top part and it’s connected with some oxidised silver jump rings so the bottom part dangles. They are large – 6cm long – but light and comfortable to wear. I’ve got some other ideas for jewellery but am busy getting organised for teaching (and doing my...

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‘Versa-Tile Cane’

‘Versa-Tile Cane’

Happy New Year! I hope 2019 is a great year for all of you. I am looking forward to an exciting year with lots of things planned. The first of which is teaching in Rome as part of the Euro Clay Carnival event in February. I can’t wait! It should be a lot of fun. There are 5 workshops with Donna Kato, Eva Haskova, Paola Mattioli, Fabiola Pérez Ajates  and me. It will be great to see old friends and I am sure make some new ones.   My project is the ‘Versa-tile’ Cane. It is one cane that can be put together many different...

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