Monday, June 12, 2017

Save $2.00 each. 1 Day Only!

Have you tried Gilders Paste yet?

If you've been curious, now is the time to try.
Save $2.00 on each one for the next 24 hours only!

Not sure what it is?
Gilders Paste is a wax based product.  It dries quickly and can be easily buffed with a soft cloth to produce a nice sheen.
There are several colours available.


Not sure how to use it?
Here is an older video from Cindy Lietz, the Polymer Clay Tutor.
She explains everything so clearly.

Find the Gilders Paste here


Here are a few examples using Gilders Paste


Sale ends June 13th at 10am!!
Find it here

Applies to all in stock items only.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Bracelets Forms-The Perfect Blank Canvas

Whether your ideas are elaborate or simple, these bracelet forms are the perfect blank canvas to showcase your work. 

I found these beautiful examples by Louise Fischer Cozzi and I had to share them.
The organic feel of the patterns are achieved with water transfers (the black and white only stack) and with silk screens (the black and white with reds and greens).



Would you wear that many at once?I just might if mine were as gorgeous as Louise's are.

Enjoy more of Louise's work on her site here.

We sell several different bracelet blanks
Don't limit yourself to just the brass ones.  Why not try the silver ones and also challenge yourself to see what you can do with the "open" or "backless" styles too!

Find them all here







Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Magnetic Pendants Tutorial by Helen Breil


Magnetic Pendants Tutorial

If you are a fan of Helen Breil's work you are going to want to see this.
Helen has just released a 90 minute video class introducing an exciting new form of jewelry – magnetic pendants!
This latest class from Helen is a must have tutorial!  A steal at $20.00!

Click here to access the Magnetic Pendants class.

Once you enroll for a free trial, you can see the first 3 (of 18) videos free.




Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Buna Cord Demystified

Buna Cord and O-rings
My assistant Patti helped me put this video together a while ago.  I just forgot to let everyone know that we published it!
Our plan is to make several (shorter) videos showing how I use different products to create my jewelry etc.
This  video about Buna cord is a little bit long (our apologies).
If you've ever had questions about how to use Buna cord and O-rings we hope this video will answer those burning questions for you.  :)
We show lots of examples at the end so maybe grab a cuppa and watch it here.



Monday, February 20, 2017

2 Good Claymates: Creating an Interchangeable Snap Base Necklace

2 Good Claymates: Creating an Interchangeable Snap Base Necklace

More great ideas from Carolyn of 2 Good Claymates!  She clarifies several uses of cording and findings and also gives a mini tutorial.

Her pendants are gorgeous (and in my favourite colours too!) Hint, hint Carolyn :)







Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The CaBezels Get a Great Review

The Beading Gem meets the CaBezel Molds

Back in November, Shades of Clay decided  that it might be a great idea to take part in the
Grand River Bead Society's annual show and sale.
After all, we know just how great polymer clay is for creating beads and jewelry and since we are passionate about sharing any and all information polymer clay we knew it would be a great fit if we attended.
Since I personally know how well the CaBezel molds work for creating fabulous cabochons and bezels
I demo-ed for the entire 2 days of the sale.  We heard so many ewwws and awwws especially from those unfamiliar with polymer clay. We had more than a few converts!
While I was demo-ing I met so many wonderful people, from current customers, to teachers to bloggers.
That's where Pearl Blay comes in. If you haven't heard of her yet, you will want to.
Pearl writes a blog that is full of so much juicy information.
Topics range from Chain Maille to Polymer Clay to Resin.
If you are looking for something new to try, you can likely find it there.
No wonder The Beading Gem has over 32.000 followers!
Her blog is a breath of fresh air.

Pearl just published a review about the CaBezel Molds. It helps to demystify them.
The beading Gem is hosting a contest to win $25. from Shades of Clay.  You still have time to try your luck.
It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, February 13, 2017
You can read the article for yourself  here
 and enter the contest too!