Polymer clay canes and beads in a variety of pink shades with a checkerboard and heart motif

The Checkerboard Valentine’s Day Cane

Here’s my nod to Valentine’s Day art and craft for 2024! I scooped up a bunch of the pink scraps from my box and made a cute checkerboard cane with hearts for one of the square… and then USED THE CANE. Shocking. I also made some cute little beads which

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I Made Sparrows

I’ve been making beads and claythings a long time. I have plenty of good inspiration, some pretty original and successful designs… but sometimes the customers have great ideas. An administrator for a medical program saw some of my bird beads and asked if she could have sparrows. I have some

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Week 4: Canes and Beads

Before my daughter left for university a few weeks ago she made her poor old mom a bunch of Skinner blends to use up. And, really, blends are like having the picture half done as far as canes go. I took a look through pictures of bouquets for inspiration and

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Week 2: Challenge Accepted

I missed Week 1 of this year’s polymer clay challenge – and I’ll probably miss a bunch of other weeks – while I was away in Calgary but I’m hopping in to week 2 with a few of this week’s beads. It’s a pretty random collection of beads because I’m

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The Shop: Leaf Things

I was building dangles for the next batch of jewellery making and some of those were leaf charms. When you’re making flowers, sometimes you need a little greenery to go with your blooms. You can also use leaf canes to make your own little beads or charms. Raw clay is

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Week 11: Bucket of Spring

The little beads that need drilling, sanding, glazing or sorting into bags get put into these cute buckets on my studio shelves to await their turn on the table. Today I drilled the pile needing holes and realized they were a whole bucket of spring. Little robins, bluey birds, crocuses

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