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...

Experimenting with Color

I’ve often referred to myself as a mad scientist with art supplies, and that certainly is true lately. For several years now I’ve been doing a series of experiments with color on metal using alcohol inks, chemical patinas, heat, and more. Now I’m...

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...
Bon Voyage! We’re Off On A Polymer Clay Adventure

Bon Voyage! We’re Off On A Polymer Clay Adventure

The Polymer Clay Adventure is a fabulous year-long online retreat with 22 instructors created and hosted by Ilysa Ginsburg & Kira Slye. I’m happy to be on board, and my tutorial debuts this weekend. In 10 half hour  video segments, I  show start to finish...