Spring Flowers

I’m learning to use new software and new tools along with those honed for a while now, and the new crop this year includes Inkscape design software that is a lot like Illustrator but lots of CAD stuff in there I’m not familiar with yet. Combined with 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...

The Circle Game

Last year I bought a small disc cutter set for metal, and a Euro-tool hole punch in 5 sizes for metal also. In addition, I have an even smaller euro-tool punch that fits my 20 an 22 gauge wire very nicely. I’ve used the disc cutters at school, but now that...

Color on Metal

I’m getting ready for new classes for textiles, polymer clay, and metals in 2016. Right now I’m creating samples for the Color On Metals class, which will go over inks, chemical patinas, heat patinas, gilders paste, and more. I’ve got 6 techniques...

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...

New Color for Fall

The leaves are just starting to turn, but polymer clay and colored inks are providing the ongoing bursts of color happening at my house right now. Click the image to see all three in the slideshow. A new batch of etched brass beads looks like antique brocade and sari...