Inside My Studio, Polymer Clay WIP Showcase
It’s the beginning of December and as usual I’m knee deep in clay! Here’s a little bit of what’s going on, what you might want to try, and how much FUN clay really is!
What’s Going on in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio?
As is usually the case, I have oodles of irons in the fire and things going on here for today’s polymer clay WIP. I still have 2 students taking classes with me in my studio. They’ve been working hard and have been taking lessons since about August now. They are doing SO WELL! I’ll try to take pictures when they are here tomorrow for class. You can sign up and take classes too! Here’s my class list or you can do as the current ladies are doing, bring in a project and we work on them together.
FYI: I do tend to post photos on Instagram during the week so you can follow and stay up to date with me and what I’m working on (and get a surprise coupon every once and awhile too). Feel free to come over and follow me on instagram so that you can see behind the scenes work in my studio as well as some tips & tricks as I post them.
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It’s the holiday creating season and with the rush of Black Friday and a huge shopping weekend behind us, it’s time that I get a start on my Christmas gift list. Here’s a few things from my studio this year.
- This little Parker Gingerbread Man is the signature ornament for the 2015 Christmas Season. There are only a few of them, so be sure to snatch them up here if you want one.
- I read “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear” by Elizabeth Gilbert in just a few days. Get your copy on Amazon here. I’m still not sure what I think about this book. It was well written, but honestly for as good as everyone was saying it was … it just wasn’t. Unless you get a copy from the library or are lent it through someone else, don’t waste ANY money on this. It’s just not worth it.
- The two sets of ornaments pictured about are ornaments that I made for my church for The Jesse Tree. This Advent my church family is walking through The Jesse Tree. So rather than spent hundreds (literally, go look up Jesse Tree Ornaments you can purchase), I decided that I would make them.
- That old wrinkly face is my newest favorite and Monday’s tutorial for Parker’s Clayful Tutorial Club. I can’t wait to show off this guy.
- Those patchwork pieces above are pendants made by the students in my class last week. They turned out so good. I’m very proud of them.
- The new Gumdrop Series of Dragons is available for adoption in my Etsy store. This time around there is something new: mini’s! The minis are smaller versions of my regular dragons and will save you a little too.
- A new fun thing for me this year: Starbucks Holiday Blend K-cups. WOW! These have been a super treat in my studio this past week. What a great coffee blend. Way to go Starbucks!
- Did you know that we have put some of your favorite tutorials into Bundle Packs? Instead of purchasing themed tutorials individually, we’re offering a HUGE discount if you purchase the Bundle. Go here to see the Bundles (and their savings) now.
- This Hibiscus pendant was made (with my Mom’s help) as a gift for her friend. I hope she likes it!
PRO TIP: Don’t SNEEZE into your glitter jar!
While using glitter this past week, I did the unthinkable … You see, my husband generously shared his cold with me, so the sneezing had begun. And sneeze I did … throwing bright red, shiny, ultra fine glitter everywhere. I do mean everywhere. It looks like unicorns threw pixie dust all over my studio. I’m pretty sure I’ll be cleaning up glitter for awhile. Get my precise glitter application tip here.
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What are you working on?
What’s going on in your studio? What are you working on? Is there a project you’d like to see me tackle and feature on the blog? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts & ideas!