Thursday, March 17, 2016

Shades of Green....with color recipes

Shades of Green........ Polymer Clay 

We all know what day it is when we see Shades of Green! 
St. Patrick's Day has been celebrated since the 1850's, and while many choose to celebrate with mugs of green beer, I think I'll stick to blocks of  clay and try to do something creative today.

Here are some recipes for you to enjoy.

All products available at Shades of Clay

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Alcohol Ink Class starting in April

At Shades of Clay we love to help connect artists and crafters with classes and events going on around you that you might not otherwise be aware of.
Here in Oakville Ontario, we have several artists and teachers nearby.
Alcohol inks have exploded in popularity! There are so vibrant and free spirited, no holds barred when using this media!
Starting April 20th, Diane Marcotte has an upcoming class at the Oakville Art Society.
You can find out more details here. (scroll way down)
Take a look at Diane's blog here.
You might want to sign up soon to avoid disappointment as class sizes are small.
Our stock of Alcohol Inks and supplies including Yupo are being rapidly depleted as the popularity of AI explodes.  Don't worry, we hope to be restocked  March 18-20!
If you have any classes, events or guilds that we can help get the word about?  We'd love to help.
Feel free to contact us here when you are ready to share.
Go forth and Create!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Sale, New sets of CaBezels up on Etsy

The CaBezel Jewelry Molds
I have just added a few more sets of the Cabezel molds up on Etsy. The sets work out to a better price than if they were purchased individually.
I do this because I hear from many of you that you would rather buy them in sets.
They are limited quantities, first rate molds, no seconds.

The CaBezels are very easy to use once you have a bit of practice.  If you haven't tried them yet, Etsy is a great way to introduce yourself to them. Of course you don't have to just use them for jewelry Think book covers, journals and wall art too.

You can make dozens of your own bezels at a fraction of the cost that metal bezels would cost you.
It is a great way to use up scrap clay too! Just apply Gilder's paste, metallic foils, PearlEx or other mica powders and make them look like metal bezels.  The best part is, you will also have the mold to make the matching cabochons to fit your bezels.  
Of course, you don't have to fill all of them with Cabochons.  Why not put an image in the bottom and then fill them with ICE Resin.
See them here.
The possibilities are  limited only by your imagination!
Have fun creating