Monday, October 5, 2015

Win the Polymer Clay Adventure Retreat!

Polymer Clay Adventure Retreat 2016!

There is still time to try to WIN the retreat before it goes live! That will save you $99. Yeah!

The images are a peak at what my class is about.

This is where you can go to take a look and find out more about the adventure. HERE
See what the other 23 teachers will be d

If you love what you see then just click here to enter your name for a chance to win it!

The winners will be announced before the Retreat goes up for sale on the 11th! That's this Sunday!

The first 100 sign ups will get a free goodie bag with lots of swag.

AND.....Polyform has just decided to be the main sponsor of this year long retreat!  WooWho!

What are you waiting for?? Take a look!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Win it! A Year Long Polymer Clay Adventure Retreat!

Win it!  A year Long Polymer Clay Adventure Retreat!

If you love working with polymer clay you'll love  this!
The Polymer Clay Adventure Retreat  2016 is about to go on sale Oct. 11 but you can win it first!
This is a $99. value and worth every penny.
 It's all inclusive, it features loads of classes by some amazing artists and gives you access to lots of activities and fun!
 It's a great way to improve your polymer clay skills and be part of a community, all from the comfort of your own home.
It goes on sale October 11th but you can WIN it before you buy it!

Please share my post and enter the contest here  for YOUR chance to WIN it!!
To share this post just scroll down a little to the bottom of this post ad you'll see a lot of little icons on the left.  Choose your favourite method of sharing.

Once you've signed up for the contest and your chance to win, go here and sign up for all the updates!  You don't want to miss it!

Find out all about now before everyone else does. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bondage...glue that is.

To glue or not to glue, that is the question.

No it's not!  The question is "Which glue?"
If you are a maker of any sort, you need glue.  As polymer clay makers, creators and artists you know that you have asked the question "What is the best glue to use for.....?"

We often need glue for sticking baked clay to baked clay, raw clay to baked clay and metal to baked clay.
Ginger Davis Allman from The Blue Bottle Tree has quickly become known as the expert on many polymer clay subjects and recently she tackled the glue query.
You can find her extensive review here.
Ginger must have put in many hours researching this and for that, us polymer clay folk should be very grateful.
Thank you Ginger!!

In case you are wondering, Shades of Clay carries many of  the brands here.
The liquid clays and Polybonder are here.

Ginger mentions 2-part resins as well.  These are great because they can work as a glue but also a protective surface coating. We carry Diamond Glaze and also ICE Resin (scroll down to find it).

Don't forget to subscribe to Ginger's newsletter so you won't miss any future posts.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Only How Many More Sleeps????

You've got to be kidding me!
We just finished Halloween......didn't we?.
My sister is already counting down the days until Christmas arrives.  Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to it too. Getting the family together around the table, sharing good food and perhaps some good wine as well. (OK, I'll be honest here, there is no perhaps when we're talking wine.  It's a definite)
I always remember my dad saying  "When you get older, time will just fly by."
At that time, I was probably 21 and I wanted to wish away the week days so that the week ends could arrive more quickly. Now that I'm older, I'm thinking it's time we added another day to the week so I can  have more time to get things done!
It's already November (how on earth did that happen?) and it's inevitable.  We need to start thinking about what gifts we will get for the people we care about. We also need to think about what we'll say when we're asked by out families, "What do you want for Christmas?"
This year, I've started a list....yep, I'm ready for the question and so my list is going up on the fridge tomorrow!

There isn't anything extravagant on my list, just small and simple things. A nice smelling soy candle....a new pair of slippers.  If I could ask for some "Me time", time for me to create and play with my clay, and my inks and my......I'm smiling just thinking about it.  I suppose that's a gift I'll have to ask myself for and I think I will!  Being creative is definitely good for the soul.  I truly believe that.

I almost forgot why I even started this post tonight!  It of course has to do with gift giving and receiving and also something good for the soul. I had a customer ask me on Facebook what a few other customers have asked me recently too (even had a husband or 2 asking me):)
"Do you sell gift certificates for Shades of Clay?"  Sadly, we don't. I'm sure I will set it up on the site in the future but for now I've been directing everyone here.  To the Polymer Clay Adventure.
If you haven't heard about it yet you'll want to.  It's a year long virtual retreat starting in January. There are 22 teachers sharing their techniques and I am one of them!  I'm honered to have been asked to participate. It's the first of it's kind and it promises to be exceptional.  Enough of my ranting.  Click here for more information if you are interested in either the giving or the receiving of something like this.
If you just want to slip the link into a email to your spouse, hint, hint dear.  You can send them this link in your wishlist. Just copy and paste it and make it easy for them!


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Alcohol Inks

For all of you Alcohol Ink enthusiasts out there

You have asked, and we have listened. We have just listed 21 more single colours in the Adirondack line and we also have the White Opaque markers by Ranger available as well. We will soon be carrying all of the remaining colours in the Adirondack line. If there is something else you think we should be carrying please let us know. (BTW we still can't seem to find a supplier for the Yupo) Alcohol_Inks

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Polymer Clay Tutor demos the CaBezel Molds!

Just in case you missed it:

Cindy Lietz, "The Polymer Clay Tutor", created a video de-mystifying how to use the CaBezels molds. 

A big "Thank you" to Cindy Lietz,The Polymer Clay Tutor for creating a "How to" video using the Cabezels. She did a great job. It was refreshing for me to see someone else explaining just how easy they are to use. She has introduced my CaBezels to so many new people. The CaBezels have flown around the world to many places and that makes me so proud.  
Today alone they were sent to, Belgium, France, Australia and Israel and also to 9 different states and 4 different Provinces!  I think that's a record.
The CaBezels are an extremely light product to ship and many people are surprised at just how affordable shipping costs are. 
If a package weighs .249 grams or less it ships to the US for $8.25. To the UK, France, Australia, New Zealand and several other places for about $10.95. I know many of you aren't sure what you can get that weighs under .249 grams but so many products are light. As an example, 4-5 textures, some cording and a few jewelry findings usually stay under .249 grams.  
The CaBezels weigh even less than texture stamps. We're always willing to weigh your package and let you know if you are within the limits. 
Cindy demos many products, creates videos and shares lots of great tips.
You can find the video here and sign up for her newsletter while you are there.