Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cookie cutters from the kitchen store????

Who would have thought it!!! Well Helen Breil did of course.

Do you sometimes wonder what project to start next? If you haven't seen Helen Breil's beautiful book on CD it's a great place to start for inspiration. Helen's photo's are impeccable!
 Because of her and her book, seamless cookie cutters couldn't be kept on the shelves. Shades of Clay now has every shape that she uses in stock! Her CD's are available too!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Cord from Italy. Beautiful!!

Just in...all the way from Italy! I've topped up the supply of the richly colored 2mm cord often referred to as "Buna". 
These cords drape beautifully. Whether you use them a single strand at a time, or you combine multiple strands for a more dramatic effect you can create a show stopper! 
There are so many different color choices. Some are almost translucent. You have to feel these to see how soft they are. It might be too hot to "clay" but it's not too hot to create the base for your focal pieces! 
To see them click here

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Shiny new findings for the Magpie in all of us!

These are some beautiful new findings. Great if you are into Kumihimo braiding or if you use other cording.
I fell in love with these babies!  Each kit comes with everything you need to create 4 different looks in 4 different sizes. 3,4,6 and 8mm cap openings. Choose from copper plate or silver plate. Bullet (shown) or barrel. Have a look here  (you'll have to scroll down a bit)
Bullet ends are shown here.  The "barrel" is flat at the end.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Fun.playful summertime solutions

I've listened to different people over time say that they need a good solution for hanging their newly made focal beads or pendants on. 
 There are so many different choices to place around your neck. Cords, chains, ribbons, SoftGlass etc.  The list is indeed a long one.

These are great ready made solutions to help you show off your creations beautifully. They can take on many different moods; fun and playful ,masculine or feminine and even sophisticated. Nothing is easier to use and they are very affordable solutions. The colored ones are yummy!!!!
Self locking rubber cord necklaces
Simply squeeze and insert the plastic tip to lock the cord together. each necklace is 18"
For more information you can go to this page