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Lulabelle, a Ball Joint Doll

6 inch ball joint doll

I’m finishing up my new tutorial on making polymer clay ball joint dolls and shooting the video next week.

Here’s a look at one of the dolls with her new clothing. Lulabelle is less than 6 inches tall, and dressed in hand dyed silk and cotton gauze, with Tibetan lambs wool hair. She and her […]

Etched Hearts

etched metal hearts

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! I’m offering a class in etching metal hearts at KCP Gallery in Longmont, CO.

Start with a heart made of 18 gauge copper or brass, add your own artwork, and then etch using electricity! Learn how to start with blank metal and use different masking techniques for etching. Create […]

Rounding Out The Year

etched and anodized metal

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Most of the artists I know have projects that are awaiting their attention while they work on […]

New Ball Joint Dolls

polymer clay hands and feet

I’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 […]

A New ‘Do

tibetan lambs wool hair

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

polymer clay wall hanging

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

PolyMarket Press books

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

polymer clay miniature vanity set

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

Sarajane Helm miniature polymer clay masks

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 […]