Thursday, April 28, 2011

Breast Cancer-Believe Mini-Mosaic

As some of you may know, I’m having some difficulty with my eyes these days so anything that requires a lot of close-up detail work has been put on a back burner. That is why I am having so much fun with these mini-mosaics! These are seriously addictive! The fun thing about them is that you make a pile of different sized tiles, then your put the pieces together to create a mini work of art. These measure 3 ½ inches square and are perfect for a little “happy” as we say in my family.

The mini-mosaic that I’m showing you today is the result of a request from one of my co-workers for one with a breast cancer ribbon on it. After a bit of thought on how to go about this, I decided to sculpt the ribbon then make a mold. I used my new favorite mold making product – Sculpey’s Bake and Bend polymer clay! Just too cool. Works just like my regular polymer clay and is soft enough – and firm enough – to hold its’ shape. It also took the details of the background stamp that I used with it very well.

This mini-mosaic includes the word Believe. The one I am making for my co-worker includes the word Peace. What a great idea for a birthday gift, Mother’s Day gift or just a “happy” for a friend or family member who is going through or, even better, has overcome breast cancer! To make it even more personal, you could include her initial as I have on some of the other mini-mosaics that I’ve made. Every mini-mosaic is unique and one-of-a-kind. Just send me a message and we’ll discuss it.

Here's a quick slideshow of some of other mini-mosaics I have available.  Special orders are welcomed.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

PCAGOE Mother's Day Promotion




This is definitely one competition you will want to be a part of! No purchase is necessary.

How can I win?

You can enter by either…

(1) purchasing something from one of the stores listed below from April 18th to the 29th. Your name will go in the drawing to win one of our fantastic prizes. Purchase 1 item, get 1 chance -- purchase 10 items, get 10 chances :
Harrison Hollow Designs

The Pleasant Peasant


(2) send an email to with your name and email address and the words PCAGOE MOTHER’S DAY PROMOTION.

At the end of the promotion a random drawing will select the winner! 

What do I win?

You will win a beautiful Mother's Day Basket stuffed to the brim with polymer clay goodies handmade by our members.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Make mine dragonflies…

Recently our local polymer clay guild had a demonstration about how to make small clay tiles to use in mosaic designs. I have been having so much fun with this technique. Today’s example was made for my sister who loves dragonflies. In addition to the dragonfly focal tile, I’ve included an initial tile in the lower right corner. I love making things for people that are special and specific to them. Just think how these could be personalized for Mother’s Day, birthdays, graduation, etc.  Look for these soon in my Etsy and Artfire shops.  If you want to order one for some special person in your life, contact me and we'll figure out something just perfect! 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring has arrived in Mississippi!

Everything is blooming - which is a good thing for those of us who love the beautiful flowers and the spring green leaves - but a bad thing for thos eof us with allergies!!!  I fall into both categories so spring is one of my favorite times of the year even though I suffer through parts of it! 

In addition to the blooms, I'm beginning to see butterflies and as anyone who knows me knows -- butterflies are my "thing"!  The pendant you see here features a butterfly done in a faux batik technique then finished with a protective layer of resin.  Red, green and white beads in necklace pick up and repeat the colors in the pendant. 

The faux batik technique is one of the first tutorials that I bought and comes from Tina Holden. Click to see some of the beautiful things that Tina has made using this technique.