Color on Wood

The same cold water, fiber reactive dyes from Dharma Trading Co. that I have long used for dyeing textiles also dyes wood. Above you can see some 1/8 in. maple slices. I love the way the color accentuates the grain. At right are 1/8″ birch plywood samples. The...
Metal Jewelry Classes and More!

Metal Jewelry Classes and More!

I’ve put together a selection of classes at Tinkermill to start the year off with a creative twist or two–metal twists! Lear how to create baubles, bangles and beads using sheet metal and wire which you can then embellish with color and patinas. Tinkermill...

Classy Stuff!

I’ve updated my class listings page with several new metal and jewelry classes. I’m scheduling classes every month now at TinkerMill in Longmont, and I also do instruction for individuals, groups and events.  Many of the classes, like this new twisted wire...

Challenges

My beading friends meet together to work on projects and share techniques that we figure out. All of us have worked together in stores, shows and events, and we all have varying styles, techniques and levels of experience. We all have beads in common, though!  At the...

Classy!

I’m learning my way around Tinkermill in Longmont. There’s a great deal TO learn there–lots of machines, materials, and creative knowledgeable people. I’m happy to be one of them, and to now be starting to offer classes there. How to use the...

Happy 100!

This is the 100th post on the blog portion of the Polyclay Gallery. There are now 69 pages as well. In April 2007, I began this version of my website; transferring a large site done in FrontPage with html into a wordpress template and using their CMS (content...