Saturday, 29 June 2013

Book Review - Exploring Canework in Polymer Clay

I was super lucky enough to recently win a give-away by Cyndi Lavin of Beading Arts. There are some great resources on her site for beaders, mixed media artists and polymer clayers and Cyndi has some great free tutorials too - one of my favourites is the splendiferous Resin Polymer Clay Bezel, pictured below.


Saturday, 22 June 2013

Summer Elements Blog Hop

Welcome to the Summer Elements Blog Hop hosted by the very patient Rita of Toltec Jewels. Rita makes some truly beautiful pieces so please be sure to hop over to her blog first and have a good look around.


Saturday, 15 June 2013

Friday's Fave Three

I've had cruddy germs this week but thanks to my beautiful better half I've actually been allowed to stay in bed to recover. The last time that happened was the first few days after my youngest was born! Wow it makes so much difference to have that time to fight off yucky flu.

In between sleeping and loudly complaining of feeling cruddy I've been meandering around the internet, just having a looky-see, no particular purpose in mind. And these are my three favourite picks of the week:

Friday, 7 June 2013

John Merritt, Wood Carver Extraordinaire

This video has been doing the rounds recently but I wanted to post it here so I'd be able to find it easily - and it is well worth sharing too.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Splendiferous Copper, Fabuloso Glass & Stinky Stuff

I was in heaven this Sunday. Surrounded by tools, metals, findings, sparkles, cabs, jewellery, wire, blow torches, chemicals, glass, polymer clay and not one, but two dogs! Sigh, bliss.

A wonderful bunch of ladies descended on the Whimsical Bead in Healesville for the most incredible workshop - 'Combine, Connect, Consolidate' - run by the amazingly generous Kay Lancashire of Kay's Artycles.

There are some great pics of the big mess and beautiful stuff we made on the Whimsical Bead's Facebook page (