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October Art Bead Scene Challenge

This month’s Art Bead Scene Challenge is full of colors I love – the reds and browns – as well as colors I’d never imagine putting with them – the blue and magenta.  The palette was totally outside of my … Continue reading

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Ivory Leaf Earrings for September Art Bead Scene Challenge

For my Art Bead Scene entry this month, I used the leaf shaped crackle beads from my faux ivory experiments.  I’m having fun with this shape and I really like how well it works for earrings. The inspiration artwork is … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Faux Ivory in Polymer Clay

This month’s Art Bead Scene challenge was a perfect opportunity to finally try to create some faux ivory.  The principle is simple, thin alternating layers of light clay and translucent.  The execution, however, takes a bit of practice. For my … Continue reading

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Watercolor Polymer Clay

About two weeks or so ago, I did my first experiment with the watercolor technique for polymer clay.  Maggie Maggio did a great tutorial, here, if you’re curious what the steps are.  This was also my first foray into using … Continue reading

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Garden Mokume Gane

I’ve been following the Art Bead Scene blog for years and I love their monthly challenges, but I haven’t usually been good about participating.  However, this month I’m starting a new blog, which seemed like the perfect time to get in gear and … Continue reading

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