Lisa Gauthier, Inspired by Pinterest

July 28, 2013

One of the highlights of the recent Klay Away Retreat in New Hampshire was watching fellow SCPCG member, Lisa Gauthier, create a lovely cane inspired by a couple of photos on Pinterest. Here’s a collage photo she made of the photo that inspired her to make a sunny painterly cane (top right), as well as […]

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Unusual Bead Production Spurt

September 1, 2012

I had a very rare (for me) spurt of bead production, getting ready for the Bead Bazaar, September 8-9.  I haven’t made enough of anything in the last few years to submit beads or pendants for the guild’s booth, and production doesn’t come easily to me.  This year I had a sizable store of ripple blade veneers […]

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Bead or Pendant

August 20, 2012

This weekend, while I was finishing up a few items for the upcoming Bead Bazaar, September 8-9, I started thinking about the difference between a bead and a pendant.  What makes a bead a “bead” and a pendant a “pendant’?  Most of the items I’ve submitted for sale at the Bead Bazaar are one sided, […]

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Clay ConneCTion 2012 Polymer Clay Retreat

August 6, 2012

The Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild’s biennial retreat, Clay ConneCTion 2012 has come and gone.  It was a wonderful 4 days of polymer clay madness, fun, 71 friends new and old, sharing, creating and so much more. Highlights (photos mostly courtesy of Diane Villano & Wendy Oestreicher as I hardly took any pictures): Twinkle the Clown and […]

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