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New Ball Joint Dolls

Join me for some dollmaking and miniature fun!!hands-feetI’m happy to be a part of the upcoming Polymer Clay Adventure and you can be too! I’m one of many instructors preparing great new polymer clay projects with video and printable tutorials. I’m having a lot of fun making several styles of ball joint dolls in different scales and using Kato Polyclay. Aurora Rose came first at 13 inches tall, and Lula Belle is a bit over 7 inches tall. Those are her hands and feet there at the left–yes, I give tiny manicures!

I have three other dolls underway as part of filming the step-by-step progress, and I’m ALMOST done typing it all up.

Taking lots of pictures means I can show the progress on each doll in a slideshow, plus have one on video. I love getting back to making dolls and to new instructional projects like this one and upcoming books, like “Inside the Box” that will tell how to make furnishings and accessories for the dolls, using cardboard boxes, polymer clay, paint, and other simple supplies and tools. I started that one last year but got sidetracked with the details of running a Downtown Gallery. Now that we’ve been open one year (yea!!!) I’m going to take more time with publishing and polymer clay again. There’s lots do to in the upcoming new year with dolls, miniatures, metal and mosaics, and books!

Click here to visit Polymer Clay Adventure. Sign up to join us and make your OWN ball joint dolls next year along with me!

A New ‘Do

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My polymer clay ball joint doll, Aurora Rose, has a new hair do. I am very happy to have replaced her mohair wig with one I made from Tibetan lambswool. The scale of the fiber is much more suitable to dolls, and it is available in a variety of colors.

It took most of a […]

Cozy Up with a Polyclay Quilt

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I’m preparing all sorts of revamped pieces for the October show at KCP Gallery. PolyMarket Press is the Featured Artist of the month, and I’m presenting all sorts of art from the books I’ve written and published. That includes turning the 250+ “bolts of cloth” from the miniature quilt store featured in Adapting Quilt Patterns […]

Minis and More

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It’s been an exciting few weeks that felt like a mini-month! We’ve rearranged a bit at KCP Gallery to make room for showing and doing lots of new artwork, and we are getting ready for the return to school and for Fall.

Things we’ve been working towards all summer are showing results, and it’s great […]

Miniatures for a Doll’s Boudoir

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a finished miniature set of toiletries for a fashion doll

Life is smelling pretty sweet in many ways this summer! Here’s a page I just put together for a tutorial on making a miniature perfume bottle set for fashion dolls.

I love making miniatures, playing with graphic arts, and creating with beads. This […]

Miniature Mask Swap Page

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So much has been happening this year that while some projects get finished, they don’t always get fully documented right away…

However, the 2014 Polymer Clay Miniature Mask Swap did get made, photographed, sorted and mailed, and the 90 or so masks that I got to keep in return for mine are ready to be […]

Polymer Clay Classes at KCP Gallery

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The weather is warm, we’ve got great illumination from the skylight plus big tables–so I’ve been getting out the polymer clay at KCP Gallery, where I’ve got my studio and gallery set up. Time to make lots of new beads, miniatures, dolls–and some home decor as well!

I’m doing class in all of the above, […]

Home again, home again!

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After a lovely visit in Ohio, we’re back to work in Colorado, getting all sorts of projects moving along. Starting some, finishing others; and moving all through the artistic pipeline we call life here in Longmont! We’ve got a couple of annual events that are happening right now–the miniature mask swap and the dyeing days.

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Oh, Hi O

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We’re going back to Ohio to enjoy some of Springtime with family and friends there, and to do a trunk show and metal etching class at Gahanna Bead Studio. We’re getting back to some things and forwards to others; life is more of a spiral than a circle! I’ve finished up my own student-hood for […]