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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

AMELIA BIRDHEART…

This is the second year of the Polymer Clay Adventure, an online art retreat.  I fashioned this bird from Lisa Renner’s class called ByeBye Birdie and I got to tell you I just LOVE Lisa’s teaching style.  My bird’s name is Amelia Birdheart.  She is made from Sculpey ® polymer clay and finished with alcohol inks and Metallic Lustre™. Amelia’s aviator hat is removable as are her goggles. You can sign up for the PCA for  only $99.  You get a year of classes from 24 world renown teachers, all in the comfort of your home. 2016 Amelia Birdheart

UNDER THE SEA…

This is my Polymerclaytv,  Createalong.com June project. The image in the center is their Color Me Transfer Paper, applied over Premo Polymer Clay.  The little octopus was made from their cabochon mold and the starfish and clam charms are from their collection.  I used their border cutter for the waves and textured the wave with a Makin’s Clay® Texture sheet. I used some leftover sea shells, also made from Makin’s Clay® in this project. All the pieces were glued down with Beacon’s™ 3-in-1, my favorite adhesive.2016 Seahorse Picture Final.jpg 

POLYMER CAFE

I had the honor of being published in the July/August issue of Polymer Cafe, my favorite magazine. They featured two of my fun Makin’s Clay® projects, my airship and the Heart in Hand sculpture. Thank you Scott Publications and Anne Huizenga!Untitled-1

ORLANDO STRONG…

This pendant was made in support of all the family and friends who lost loved ones by the hand of the murderer in Orlando.  Please leave a comment about your feelings of this horrific day in our country’s history and on Friday I will randomly pick a person and give them this pendant. The pendant was made from  Original Sculpey® polymer clay and colored with watered down acrylic paint. Let’s pray for peace and tolerance.

2016 Strong

Rainbow flag proudly waving

MAKIN’S JUNE PROJECT…

Here’s what I created for my Makin’s Clay® June project.  The base is a large paint stirring stick from a big box home improvement store.  Head over to Makinsclayblog.blogspot.com for complete instructions. I love all things patriotic! 

Untied States National Flag

MY MAKIN’S FLEET #2

Well I decided to add another vessel to my Makin’s® fleet, namely a hot air balloon.  I used Makin’s Clay®, an air dry polymer clay, to cover the substrate of the balloon. The basket was made from an old cardboard cookie tube which I covered with metal tape. Propellers and a large gear and chains were added to give it a steampunk design. I love the versatility of this medium. ..what can you create with some Makin’s®?2016 Steampunk Baloon Airship

FOR JAMIE…

I created this Bottle of Hope for Jamie who happens to be a Patriot fan.  It is made from Makin’s Clay®. This is a year long project that a few of us Makin’s® designers are continuing.  I save Kinzee’s insulin bottles and use them to make custom creations. Bottles of Hope symbolize a wish and a hope for health.  This project was started in 1999 by a Rhose Island cancer survivor and has spread internationally. 2016 Jamie's Patriot