Lisa Clark at Polka Dot Creations has found a niche for herself. Lisa is the greatest on keeping us up on new books, DVDs, Videos, etc. relevant to Polymer Clay. I can't imagine how much I have spent with Lisa in the last few years! She has the greatest selections, and gives significant discounts for pre-ordering. Check out Lisa's site at Polka Dot Creations. Here is a pair of earrings made by Lisa that I think are really beautiful. Nice work, Lisa!
CHAis happening right now. Wonder what new and exciting is coming out for the polymer clay world? As I'm wondering it brings to mind those wild and wacky sisters, Cathy Johnston and Sue Kelsey, as I'm SURE they're at CHA demoing something fun! Here are a couple of photos of Cathy Johnston's work. Check out Cathy's work at Cathy Johnston's Home Page.
My brother is out of the hospital and doing reasonably well. His body and antibiotics are finally fighting the infections. When he heals from this, he will have to start fighting the cancer again. And I know he will! We have plans to go on vacation this summer together.
I received an email from Julie Picarello (see previous post) ~ Her clay work is fantastic! AND we found out that we have a common ground besides clay. We like the same authors! I am thrilled about that. I am really into fantasy novels. I am into watching the Dresden Files on Sci-Fi Channel right now. They are loosely based on novels written by Jim Butcher. I impatiently wait for the next novel.......
OK...I'm excited because I love this magazine. It's on page 16 under "Cool Stuff" It's "SPARKLE PLENTY >> Gold Leaf Sheets for Clay. "Add sparkle to your next polymer clay project with gold leaf sheets from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads. For a crackle finish, layer an entire sheet of gold leaf over a sheet of clay and roll together through a pasta machine (or flatten with an acrylic roller.) Or tear a sheet of leaf into small pieces and mix into clay to create a speckled look. The blue "Faux Lapis" beads in the necklace pictured here, by polymer clay artist and jewelry designer Kathy Weaver, show one of the many ways gold leaf sheets add pizazz to your projects (project instructions are available from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads; design idea #6B1B). Also available in silver and copper hues, the sheets are recommended for use with Kato Polyclay. For more product information and project ideas, visit www.firemountaingems.com or call (800) 355-2137."
OK. I'm excited about it. I guess because I didn't have a clue it was going to be there. Just 1/3 of the page. But cool.
Anyone out there with good reports on the Mega Clay Gun from Polymer Clay Express? I see they now have new guns with a metal barrel. I have the original gun, the small adapter, and almost all of the disks....and now I see they have these new disks out that would make tile bracelets a breeze! OK...I used the gun once, and had some problems with it, but as with anything I know there is a learning curb. Has anyone out there played with this a lot? Had good results? I'd sure like to hear about it! I'm still debating on ordering these disks.....and do I need the new metal barrel? HELP! I am a tool junkie, and have to buy everything. I guess I'm being more conservative here than usual. Anyone?