Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Can't have enough of GINGERBREAD MEN!



Yup! More GINGERBREAD MEN specially made and consigned to Pyramid Atlantic - Silver Spring Store. I am so pleased when contacted by PA that the first batch are selling well and they need more!! Had this batch completed last week... hope they'll be HOT too!! ;p

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Duplicating is Not Easy!

Phew! I am working on custom orders which requires me to duplicate my previous work. It's not an easy task and took me so much longer to complete them. I am so glad that they (the duplicate version) are finally done. Somehow the original pieces seem prettier to me... so I guess duplication may not be a consideration in future??

"Drakon Huolie" (duplicate) "Drakon Wynnie" (duplicate)

This is my final artwork for this year. I am ready for my long VACATION!
Drakon CHILL-O isavailable for sale at my etsy shop



Drakon WYNNIE Got First Place!

Been busy this week... only get to blog today.

Well, I'd like to share my joy and excitement that my dragon Drakon WYNNIE WON First Place at PCAGOE December Winter Challenge. HOORAY!


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Bell Ornament for Me!

Look what came with the mail today...

a BELL ornament for me from Alissa (aka Divadea)! Yay!

My son Lucas got his hands on it and won't let it go. He keeps shaking it as if it is a rattle. Lol....

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Art Nouveau Butterfly

Donna Kato's work are fabulous and I love all her works! This is another project I was working on since last week - BUTTERFLY! It is very time-consuming when working from scratch creating molds for the butterfly wings, but the results are worth it.


I 'painted' the wings using PearlEx (since I do not have Perfect Pearls, yet) and after heat cured, have it sealed with satin glaze (won't need to seal it if Perfect Pearls is being used).



Anyway, this is it - my TABOUQ (left) and KOOPINK (right) butterfly inspired by D.Kato. I can't help saying how much I love them!! lol...

Monday, December 1, 2008

PCAGOE December 2008 Winter Challenge



Vote for your favorite entry at pcagoe.com between December 1 and 3. All voters will be entered in random drawings to win prizes - there are 7 prizes available this month, so come vote!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 50% Off Sale!

Check out my shop now! Sale is on between midnight CST of November 28 through midnight CST of December 1, 2008.

DON'T MISS IT !

Saturday, November 22, 2008

PCAGOE December Challenge Entry

This is Drakon WYNNIE - The Winter Dragon,
my entry for PCAGOE December Challenge with the theme "WINTER".



The challenge voting will be from the 1st December at noon through 3rd December at midnight. Vote for your favorite entry at pcagoe.com.

Ornaments Swap

Since my ornaments theme for this Christmas is Gingerbread, I have created Gingerbread ladies for the group swap!



This is for a lady named Alissa. She had her hair tied back in most her photos so this is the hair style she gets on her gingerbread lady.
Gave her a big heart cos' she deserves it!



Obviously this piece is specially made for a lady named Lynda. Again, I tried to personalize it so other than putting her name on the gingerbread lady I had to style her hair. She seems to have short curly hair with fringe so -- tada! That's the look I gave her!Like Alissa, she deserves a big heart from me too! ; )

Hope they will like it. Merry Christmas ladies! (Ooops... I hope I did include my wishes for them in writing in the mail....)

The Winter Dragon

Winter is coming and soon there will be snow! Not in Texas though although how much I wish that it would. Anyway, I will be spending Christmas at Lake Tahoe this year and there will definitely be snow all aound! Yay!

I have been working on custom orders this week and also some gingerbread ornaments for the group swap. Never expected that I would have time to work on the December challenge piece, but I just did!

Meet my Winter Dragons - Drakon Wynnie (left) and Drakon Dewdee (right).



Both Wynnie and Dewdee are cheerily holding out their crystals to celebrate the coming of winter!



Thursday, November 13, 2008

Veined Marble Faux Effect Technique

I have tried out a new technique today creating Faux Veined Marble (based on Carol Blackburn's book).

It was a fun process which involved chopping up clay, adding sparkle to it, followed by re-moistening, coloring, let dry and shaping the clay... a bit messy though. That is why I had it done on cardboard, ;p


After heat-cured for an hour (it's a long wait but I had my work table cleaned up and cuddled with Lucas) this is how my creations look like, which reminds me of salted duck eggs covered in a thick layer of salted charcoal paste.
Ain't pretty looking but after spending an hour or so standing in front of the sink hand-sanding them (I've got blister!), WAHLAH! They are simply gorgeous!

My first Faux Veined Marble Pendant... which will go into my 5 Elements Collections - the Earth category.

" SENSE"

You can see how the other two pieces turned out - see "FAITH" and "CASUAL" at my shop.

My SAY for today:
The fun part about this technique is that you never know what you will be getting until sanding time. It's always surprising how it turns out. Each piece has unique individuality and no two pieces will ever be alike!
The not-so-fun part is sanding/buffing time where I got the blister on my thumb. If only I have the sanding/buffing machine... the work would definitely be easier and the results would have been much pleasing. Meantime with the help of gloss finishing I am happy with the results. Anyway, working on artwork takes time and lot of TLC, so why not just enjoy each steps and find joy throughout --- this works better than meditation for me, (for now). In any case, I will still ask Santa for a sanding machine for Christmas. LoL ;p

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sweet PINK!



Hooray! I've completed this order... finally! 5 pieces of Pinky-Chocolatte Flower Art Pendant Necklaces. Although I am not a pink person, but the pink-ish colors are just so sweet! The actual color varies slightly from what you see from the photo above. Still, they are gorgeous. =)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Loads of Hearts

Check out what I've discovered! HEARTS!
These are the cutest Hearts ever! So puffy that makes me wanna squish them and the colors are simply gorgeous!



They are handmade by Iris Mishly.
You can check out her shop at irismishly.etsy.com

Here are some other gorgeous heart beads created by Iris.

Make A Difference This Holiday Season

Here's what you can do to help support Polymer Clay For A Cause (a non-profit shop at Etsy).

--- Shop here!
------- Contribute your artwork made of Polymer Clay here!
---------------- Spread the word! Tell someone about this shop!

All sales will be donated to children's charity. Check out the shop for more information.

Here's a sneak peek of a wonderful collection of items contributed by artists which you can find at the shop:

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Holiday Gift Guide video

It's never too early to plan, or get your holiday gift for Christmas. Polymer Clay Productions has just released a Holiday Gift Guide video today!

Check it out at: www.polymerclayproductions.com

My Gingerbread People Ornaments are featured in the video too! ;p

There are two prize packs, including some of the artwork shown, to give away to a ning network member, and a newsletter subscriber.

Little Mermaid Ornament

I made this yesterday and it happened to be Clay & Play Thursday!

This Little Mermaid Christmas Ornament was made for a custom order. The most challenging part was to sculpt the face because of the size. Her hair has two orange-red shades for 'highlights' effect (too bad the photo doesn't shows). I have also added water drops on her hair and fins using transparent clay. Overall, I am happy how she turned out and it was fun to create this piece.


Monday, November 3, 2008

"Christmas Ornaments made of Polymer Clay?"

A question I received today. I was not surprised when being asked this question because I got to know about Polymer Clay only in recent years -- approx. 3 years ago... wasn't too long since polymer clay has been around since the late 1930's. I have no idea what it was used for in the early days but today, the possibilities are endless in creative hands.

Besides my own creations, here are some beautifully crafted Christmas Ornaments made by my fellow PCAGOE members:



Holly Hear Glass Ornie
by
stormydesigns







Christmas Santa Polymer Clay and Sterling Earrings
by
thecolorofdreams







White Poinsettia Magnet
by
Peggers





Sleigh Bells Ring Polymer Clay Christmas Brooch
by
SCDiva





Baby Boy or Girl First Christmas Ornament
by
clayinaround






Penguin Ornament, Yellow Hat
by
divadea







Mr. and Mrs. Christmas Ornament
by
lynnslittlecreations





Christmas Ornament - Polymer Clay Filigree in Peacock Jewel Tones by
starless



To see more items made of Polymer Clay, go to
etsy.com and search for tag PCAGOE.

BUY HANDMADE POLYMER CLAY GIFTS FOR YOUR LOVE ONES THIS CHRISTMAS (OR PUT IT INTO YOUR WISH LIST, PERHAPS?) LoL! =)

ETC First Mondays

ETC First Mondays -- 24 Hours of sales & special offers held on the first Monday of every month (12:01am - 12:00 midnight, Central Time / 1:01am Monday - 1:00am Tuesday, Etsy Time). For a list of participating shops and their sales, please see our team blog at http://etsytx.org/wordpress

I am participating in this event and had the following banner made specially for ETC First Mondays! =)



Hurry! You only have 24 hours to shop!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

PCAGOE Autumn Leaves Challenge ~~~ VOTE NOW!

After the long wait... it is time to vote again for the PCAGOE monthly challenge. The November theme is Autumn Leaves and the entries are stunning!!



VOTE for your favorite entry and be entered in a drawing to WIN one of two September prize packs. If you haven't heard about this, or yet to vote, you still have chance to do it! Vote once between now and midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on Tuesday, November 4.

Click this link to check it out and VOTE! http://pcagoe.com/


Good Luck!

Happy Halloween!


Gingerbread JoJo

Here's JoJo. I am happy that I managed to complete her today... almost. Only three more steps to go (baked, patina & sealed with finishing). My original intention was to dress her in PJ with laces, but I was too excited when I had the quilted blanket done so by accident the blanket was wrapped up on her before she had her PJ on. So, this is it!





JoJo has pink cheeks!
I applied pink blusher powder on her cheeks to give her a more radiant smile - it's a jolly season so she has to look bright with joy! Cheers!


This quilted pillow has a letter 'J' monogram on it. Just a personalize touch for this lovely gift. (smile)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Gingerbread JoJo ~ a custom gift

It's CLAY & PLAY THURSDAY again. I am working on a custom gift swap for someone special and hopefully she'll love it.

This is Gingerbread JoJo wrapped in quilt blanket. I have never make a quilt cane before so I started with very simple designs. It is time-consuming but the canes turned out well. There are still lots of work to be done on JoJo.



While I was having fun claying, this is what Lucas has been doing...



He discovered the fun of 'cruising' couple days ago and refused to sit down while I clay. Guess I'll be too busy chasing after him instead of claying very soon. (sigh)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

PCAGOE November Challenge Entry


Presenting... AMBERIE the Autumn Drakon Y

"Change is in the air and AMBERIE the Autumn Drakon has awaken from her sleep! She is happy to find herself covered in autumn leaves and decided to slouch until winter!"


This is my entry for the PCAGOE November AUTUMN LEAVES Challenge – a hand-sculpted polymer clay focal art bead pendant embellished with fancy jasper rounds, hematite and Czech glass beads.

VOTE at pcagoe.com from the 1st November at noon through 3rd at midnight.


Friday, October 24, 2008

Creation on CPT Day!

It is CLAY & PLAY THURSDAY today and look what I have created!
A dragon pendant addition to my DRAKON collection. I have not think of a name for her yet (Oh, yes she's my lady). Waiting for it to come naturally to me, lol...




I like how She looks and love the color combo especially. There is always a tendency to overworked... or should I say.. over-embellished with designs on my piece. So it is either too complicated or simplified. It is just the way it is.
Oooo I have perfect hand-tied satin necklace to match with it! Can't wait to get Her baked and attached to the necklace! =)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Just Dropping By to Say Hi...



"Hi there!"


This is Turtle #004 which I have created and sold last year. He dropped by to say "Hi" and showed me his new look on a beautifully done necklace.


This necklace is available for sale at dnathunker.etsy.com

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Having Fun Being Tangled!

Look what I did to my Gingerbread Men! They are entangled with decorating lights and feelin' confused! LOL...