Saturday, February 21, 2009

My Yellow Jackets Necklace Featured In A Treasury!

Ametista's Endless Possibilities Treasury 02/20/09

Thanks Carrie and Kathy, the ametistagirls, for including my Yellow Jackets Necklace in their Endless Possibilities Treasury. It is an honor to be included with such talented artisans, all PCAGOE members.

And please visit Carrie and Kathy's Etsy store,Ametista or their fabulous blog, amestistadea, to see some of THEIR artistry, including pieces like these!

Floating Flower Component

Branching Out Pendant

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Jungle Love Is Driving Me Mad Treasury for Friday Favorites 02/20/09

I snagged a TREASURY for my Friday Favorites this week, which features Tigers in one form or another.

"T" is for Tiger, my favorite animal since I was in third grade. My uncle gave me a coffee table photographic encyclopedia of animals, birds and fish for my birthday that year, and two whole pages were covered with one huge, glossy photo of a gorgeous Bengal Tiger. I still have that book! I thought I would feature the King of the jungle in this week's Friday Favorites.

I was surprised to find there isn't more Tiger art on Etsy. I have been bookmarking favorites, some of which were featured in a previous treasury that also included one of my animal print necklace designs. I found a few to add to my wish list, though, and I think they are all stunning!

Red Paper Tiger Sculpture by synth04
T is for Tiger, a hand-cut linograph by sheridesthelion
Boy On Tiger Print by popartcafe
A stately Tiger Print by berkleyillustration
Wild Woman Wearable Art (my kind of art!) Necklace by Chipmunkhollow
Tiger Big Cat, an original ACEO by AnnRan
Grrrr Tiger Earrings by FabsUnderFive
The Tiger and The Butterfly, a digital print by chetart
White Tiger Eyes Print by artbyakiko
Tiger's Devotion by TheKreations
Tigger Print Pendant Earrings by Katrinnalouise
Tiger ACEO Signed Art Card by dogartstudio

Friday, February 13, 2009

Congratulations, KHernandez!

PCAGOE's Valentine Scavenger Hunt is officially over. Congratulations to KHernandez, the winner of my $25 Gift Certificate! Thanks to all who participated and played our little game.

Here is a list of all the PCAGOE members who participated in the hunt, the prizes each offered and the winner for each shop:

Tejaesart - Polymer Clay Heart - shorti85
SCDiva - $25 Gift Certificate (also valid at PCDiva) - khernandez
Divadea - A Little Love Wall Art - msmirm
Lynnslittlecreations - It's A Surprise! - TheJewelryTinker
SilverGate - Two Heart Magnets - Rose218
Puppykissportraits - Valentine Kisses Pendant - SaraOAshley
Juliespace - $10 Gift Certificate - MaryLMeredith
Jkollmann - Earrings - avian
Irismishly - Set of Four Heart Beads - twobsmith
Ashpaints - 50% off one item - ToniNZ
Zoeowyn - Paisley Heart Pendant - PeakDesigns
Peggers - $20 Gift Certificate - starmountaindreams
Beetreebyme - 20% off one order - Susiecreates
Polyclarific - A Surprise Pendant - HelensClayArt
Angeli - Chocolate Truffle Pendant - firefly2009
LaurelSteven - Heart Pendant - zbadrex
Revonav - $50 Gift Certificate - Fat32

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Treasury For Our Newest PCAGOE Members!

PCAGOE New Members Spotlight Treasury 02/11/09

I snagged a treasury slot and filled it with offerings from our newest PCAGOE members. Don't we have some amazing talent in our group? I am so proud to be a part of this great guild.

Please visit their shops to see for yourself what beautiful things they have to offer!

4TheSparrowsNest (who has already been featured on Etsy's Front Page!)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My Black and Red Filigree and Tapestry Hearts Brooches Featured in 2 New Treasuries!

VAHaroni's PCAGOE Hearts Treasury 02/11/09

Wow, these little guys sure are popular! My fellow PCAGOE member VAHaroni included my Red and Black Filigree Brooch in her brand new treasury which spotlights PCAGOE members. Thanks so much, Valerie!

Angela's Pretty Pink Treasury 02/11/09

And, my Renaissance Tapestry Hearts Brooch was featured by Angela of polymerclaycreations in her new Pretty Pink Treasury. Thank you, Angela!

Monday, February 9, 2009

My Black and Red Filigree Heart Featured In A Treasury!

Angeli's PCAGOE Scavenger Hunt Treasury 02/09/09

Black and Red Filigree Heart Brooch

Black and Red Filigree Brooch

Thank you, Angeli, for including my Black and Red Filigree Heart in your beautiful treasury spotlighting some of the participants in PCAGOE's Valentine Scavenger Hunt!

Taa Graa Agam Duit

Taa Graa Agum Duit Treasury 02/09/09

"Taa Graa Agam Duit" is "I Love You" in Gaelic, appropriate for the week of Valentine's Day, don't you think?

I snagged an Etsy Treasury last night, but thought I'd lost it. I was filling in the slots when it disappeared, yep, up in smoke! I hunted and hunted for it in the lists, but didn't see it and thought it was lost forever. Three very nice people emailed me at Etsy this morning to tell me it was there after all, but empty and to get crackin' filling it up! LOL

I thought I'd feature a little bling this time around, and my friend David of Revonav's new necklace. If you like it, please visit it and give it some "gra" by clicking and leaving comments. Who know, maybe we can get it to the Front Page!

Shops Featured:


Thanks and have a great Monday, folks!

Congratulations To The Winners of the PCAGOE February Challenge

The votes are in, and here are the winners of PCAGOE's February Challenge, the theme of which was ACEOs.

Congratulations, everyone!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Clay and Play Thursday February 5, 2009

These are the pieces I made Thursday night for PCAGOE's weekly team Clay and Play. Most are image transfers, some featuring vintage images, some featuring animal prints or tapestry backgrounds. I shaped and cured them Thursday night and sanded and buffed them, and put the findings on last night. It took ALL DAY today to photograph and upload them to my flickr photostream because I don't have DSL or that roadrunner at home, just that old dinosaur dialup.

Valentine Jester Brooch

Medieval Diva Brooch

Burgundy Tapestry Brooch

Tiger Stripes Brooch

Faux Finish Crackled Leather Pendant

Baroque Swirl Brooch

Dear Mummy Brooch

Friday, February 6, 2009

Totally PCAGOE! Friday Favorites February 6, 2009


This week it is all about PCAGOE. Several of my friends and fellow PCAGOE members have made new items for their Etsy shops and I wanted to spotlight a few.

Woodland Songbird Earrings by 4thesparrowsnest

Polymer Clay and Glass Leaves Necklace by Peggers

Resin Finished Polymer Clay Peach Flower Heart Pendant by nkdesigns

Floral Polymer Clay Bead Set by beetreebyme

Revonav's, Fourteen Flowers necklace is simply stunning, and this is a new direction for David Vanover, too. He told me he is planning to show this in different colored leathers, and I can't wait to see, although everyone knows RED is my favorite color!

Faux Turquoise Nugget Necklace by Chicki

Copper Metallic Polymer Clay Tile by bdbear

And, I have to mention my friend Pippa, a/k/a PipsJewellery. Look at the workmanship and detail in her Cascade necklace! Isn't it gorgeous? I do not have the patience it takes to do small bead work, or to make duplicate beads and findings like this. If I made this necklace, it would have, maybe three polymer clay charms on it! But dear Pippa has the patience of a saint, and it shows in this beautiful creation!

Victorian Heart Pendant by Kathys711

Bricked Valentine Lariat Necklace by VAharoni

Embossed Sunrise Brooch by polyclarific

Be Mine Valentine Happy Heart by Tejaesart

Thursday, February 5, 2009

PCAGOE Valentine's Scavenger Hunt

It's almost here! The first annual Valentine's Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by the members of the Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy! The hunt begins February 6, 2009 and ends at midnight EST on February 12, 2009.

To participate in the hunt, simply visit my shop or any of the other participating members' shops shown below, and find this lovely Valentine image hidden among their first page items. When you find the item, convo me from the item page URL and tell me you found the Valentine, or convo me and give me the URL or listing number of the item where I've hidden the Valentine.

I will hide the Valentine in each of my shops, SCDiva and PCDiva. My prize is one $25 gift certificate good in either shop. If you find the item in both shops, I will enter your name twice, giving you an additional chance to win! Items in my shop already on sale and my regular Gift Certificates are not included in this promotion. I will also pay the cost of shipping and handling!

You need to be a registered Etsy user to qualify, so if you have not already done so, please do that so you can join in the fun. Registering is fast and easy.

On February 14, 2009, I will draw a winner at random using a random generator and will notify the winner by return convo and give him/her a code for the Gift Certificate prize. The prize must be redeemed by midnight EST of February 28, 2009.

Here is a list of the other PCAGOE members participating in the Scavenger Hunt. Every member is offering a different prize! You may also check our team website at for a complete list of the rules and participating shops.


Good Luck! Have fun hunting, and I hope you are a winner!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Love Potion #9

...Love Potion #9 playing in the background... Come on people, go with it, please. I'm trying for a little atmosphere here!

Voting in the Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy's February challenge is open! Vote for your favorite at our team website, between February 1 and midnight, EST of February 7, 2009. My entry is #9 (Get it now? Love Potion #9?) Hee Hee.

Here they are! The entries for PCAGOE's February challenge, the theme of which is ACEO, or "Art Cards Edition and Originals". I never knew until recently that there is a whole world of ACEO and ATC (Art Cards) fans who make and trade them. That is so cool! They are fun to make and really stretch the old imagination.

The featured artists are:

1. Coffee Lover by PuppyKissPortraits
2. Eros by Polyclarific
3. Altered Art by mistymountainrain
4. An Evening at the Farm by sswoss
5. The Dog Ate My Homework by beetreebyme
6. Color My World by polymerclaycreations
7. Composite by jangeisen
8. Spring Love by divadea
9. Valentine Memories by SCDiva
10. Dreams of Summer Gone By by jewelzodonnell
11. Industrial Dream by zoeowyn
12. Express Yourself by juliespace
13. Twilight Elf by Amantecatl
14. Hand Foot… hmmm by Vaharoni
15. Inspirational Message by thecolorofdreams
16. Unfurl Your Heart to Me by OrganicOdysseys
17. Little Bird on a Tree by peggers
18. Valentine by tejaesart

Remember, several lucky voters, chosen at random, will also win some beautiful polymer clay prize packs! So, please vote for your favorite, and good luck!