This week’s etsy treasuries!



First off, my glow in the dark spiderweb beads were featured in Angi’s Paralysis …treasury:
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Next, my “Choose Your Own Adventure” ACEO was in Caped Crusader! by Jennifer Cousineau:

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Thanks for the treasures!

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This week in etsy treasuries

Got a few more for you!



First, my Death, Wealth resin brooch was featured in Coloradofinds‘ treasury June:

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Next up, AnnaMaria Jackson-Phelps included my collage Honey Bee in her Tiny Art – an ACEO collection treasury:

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And then, my watermelon polymer clay beads were featured in this Watermelon treasury from Frauke Hoffmann:

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Lastly, I made another treasury myself! Dark and magical corvids

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THANK YOU to everyone for the features!

This weeks treasuries!

Still playing catch up with these, i’ll try to post them once a week when i get featured!



First, Helen N. Hanson featured my watermelon polymer clay beads in her treasury, Bring on the GREEN!:

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Next is my first piece of actual collage art (ie not an ACEO!), my Bluebird collage was featured in Inspiring Sunrise by Colette B:

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And for the final treasury, my “Choose Your Own Adventure” aceo was included in AnnaMaria Jackson-PhelpsACEOs in shades of blue and green treasury:

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As always, i really appreciate being included in treasuries! it always makes me feel like the stuff i make is being appreciated by someone, somewhere!

Meredith Dittmar

Words cannot describe how much I adore Meredith Dittmar‘s work.

One of her newer pieces

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We saw her first at the gallery at Compound in downtown Portland. And I was blown away…

From that show

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I’d been playing with polymer clay for years and was amazed at what she was doing with it! I wish my mind thought that way…

Visit her site at www.corporatepig.com
(all images from Meredith’s site)

finishing techniques

now none of this will really show up much in the pictures, but i’ve been playing around with my wet/dry automotive sandpaper and my fake-dremel cuz…well, i never really had before. i can totally see the difference but it also shows what i crappy job i do at sanding, ha!

these are my blue spider web beads before:

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and here they are after sanding with 4 progressively finer grits and a bit of buffing with the rotary tool:

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ooohhh, shiny….

i think i need to get higher grit sandpaper and lose my lowest grit or two, it seems like the 180 (which i got in a polymer clay tool set ffs!) and 200 are scratching the hell out of the beads making it impossible to get them completely smooth. or i’m just being lazy about it. ;-)

either way i’m pretty happy with the results, never seen my beads so shiny! and impurities add character and one of a kind-ness!

possibly might list some of these alone or as a bracelet on my newfangled etsy shop…