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    Just Steampunk! Vol. 1, 2011

    Just Steampunk! Volume 1 2011

  • Just Steampunk! Vol. 2, 2012

  • Just Steampunk! Vol. 4, 2014

  • Just Steampunk! Vol. 5, 2014

  • Just Jewelry Vol. 2, 2015

  • Polymer Cafe Sept/Oct 2015 Vol. 13 No. 6

  • Just Mixed Media Volume 1, 2016

  • PolymerCafe' July/August 2016 Vol. 14 No. 5

  • Just Steampunk! Vol. 8 2016

  • Just Mixed Media Vol. 2 2017

  • Just Steampunk! Vol. 9 2017

TRUE NORTH…

This little bird pendant was made for my favorite banker Joyce. I used Souffle™ polymer clay and textured the surface with a Makin’s Clay® texture sheet. Numerous watch parts and a small compass adorn the bird as well as mica powders.2016 True North

PMC 2016

My friend Bill will be riding his 16th Pan-Mass Challenge in August…a 2 day 192 mile bike ride from Sturbridge to Provincetown with funds raised to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. For the past two years I have made Bill a pendant. This year, I have included a picture of the patron saint of cyclists, Madonna Del Ghisallo on the pendant back…OK Bill here’s to a safe ride…I will be sending you a check very soon.2016 PMC2

EASTER BUNNY…

One of the many things I love about Makin’s Clay® is that there is no waste.  I have a drawer full of leftover dried  pieces of clay from previous projects.  I decided to make a little bunny  magnet with a few pieces of scrap. So happy Easter friends and look out for Peter cottontail!2016 Bunny Tails

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS…

This is my March Makin’s Clay® project. I cut thin strips of dried clay and added them to the house shaped bezel. The pendant was topped off with Diamond Glaze™.  Head over to Makinsclayblog.blogspot.com for complete instructions! Remember home is where the heart is.IMG_4108 copy

FOR BARBARA….

Here’s my March Makin’s® Bottle of Hope project made for a childhood friend that has lymphoma. I used an empty insulin bottle and covered it with Makin’s Clay®.  I made a mold of a cross from Oyumaru then filled the mold with Makin’s Clay® then covered the cross with 18k gold leaf. Bottles of Hope symbolize a wish and a hope for health. This project was started in 1999 by a Rhode Island cancer survivor and has spread internationally.2016 Bottle of Hope Barbara

GEAR BOX…

For my March PolymerClayTV project, I made this steampunk gear box. I used Premo by Sculpey® polymer clay. Three old light bulbs are on top tinted with alcohol inks and two old fuses are on the bottom for feet. An old clock key is on the side and various gears are on the front. I used some metal stamp tools from PolymerClayTV’s  shop called CREATEALONG and two different texture sheets from Makin’s Clay®. There’s an old pipe reamer on the back that I got from a junk shop. All the surfaces where dusted with mica powders then antiqued  with burnt umber oil based paint.2016 SP Thingy all

MAKIN’S AIRDRY TRAILER…

Here’s a little trailer I made with Makin’s Clay®.  The tires, roof and siding are all made from clay. This was a fun project that I have been working on for a while.  Makin’s® is an air dry clay, and I named this Airdry, a play on words from  Airstream.2016 Airdry trailor