Saturday, November 4, 2017

The CaBezel Jewelry Molds are back On ETSY

It's been awhile since I re-stocked the ETSY store.
I am pleased to announce that there are some CaBezel molds back in the store just in time for the holiday season.
I've even listed some of the Holy CaBezels there as well.
You still have plenty of time to create those One-Of-A-Kind holiday gifts!

The beautiful samples below were created by Carolyn Good of 2 Good Claymates.
They have several free tutorials on their blog.
Thanks Carolyn!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Holiday Gift Ideas Using Your Gelli Arts Printing Plate

It's never too early to start getting ready for the holidays! Here are some great card making AND jewelry making ideas too.
Read all about it here.
By Marsha Valk for Gelli Arts

Monday, October 9, 2017

CaBezel Jewelry Mold Sets are back in the Etsy Shop!

After many requests, they're back in the ETSY shop-The Art of My Clay  and listed as sets again.
Yes, some are the new Holy CaBezels too!
Find them here
Carolyn Good has added more images of what she has created with the new Holy CaBezel molds.
I'm soooo grateful that she is such a genuine fan the the CaBezels!  Thanks again Carolyn.
Please visit her blog here.  She has so many tutorials and tips to share, there is something for everyone on her blog.

Here are a few of her recent creations using the CaBezel molds.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

HOLY CABEZEL Demo Basics cutting out the bezel AUG 31 2017

We've just uploaded another new video.

In it we share some ideas and tips for using the newest CaBezel molds.  Holy CaBezels!

Take a look.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Holy CaBezel Molds have Arrived!

Holy CaBezels!

I can't believe that Carolyn of 2 Good Claymates beat me to the punch and posted about the newest series of CaBezels before I could.
I'm so appreciative though that Carolyn has been enjoying using the Holy CaBezel molds so much.
If you want to read her post, please go here.
She has so many beautiful and colourful examples of how she has used them along with several informative links. 

Carolyn also talks about them here and here. (Lucky me!).

I'll explain all about them even more in my next post (soon).
In the meantime, you can purchase them here.

She's even selling some finished pieces as part of the SNAP jewelry line here.
I'll explain all about them even more in my next post (soon).

Monday, July 10, 2017

We're Having a Sale while We're Away!

If you get our newsletter from Shades of Clay then hopefully you have already read this.
If you don't already get our newsletter, Why Not?
It is easy to sign up (on the bottom) of our website here.

Just a note to remind you that we will be on vacation starting Tuesday!
You still have time to get your order in and have it shipped.
Please read about the shipping details below. 
Don't miss the details of our
"Sale while We're Away"
(see below)


                                         Sale While We're Away!
We thought that since we will be away relaxing, we should have a sale on some products.

Here is a list of items on sale until July 17th!

We still have some of the Baroque Art Gilders Paste available at clearance prices. (Compare at $19.00).  Quantities are limited.

(Sale applies to in-stock items only. No back-orders)

We have some new products on our website:
Sculpey Original and Craft 'n Cast Easy Mold Silicone Putty.
These items will help you create the tear away technique for developing your own original textures and designs. (More info to come).

We've also brought back the Stewart Superior Stamp Cleaner by request.
It's excellent for cleaning all your stamps and more!

We have some new products on our website:
Sculpey Original and Craft 'n Cast Easy Mold Silicone Putty.
These items will help you create the tear away technique for developing your own original textures and designs. (More info to come).

We've also brought back the Stewart Superior Stamp Cleaner by request.
It's excellent for cleaning all your stamps and more!


PYMII Now ONLY 7 left!

We managed to get 1 more case of PYMII but we are not sure 
 whether it will continually be available on a regular basis.
Find it here.

Thank you for letting us be a part of your Creative Journey!

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!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A "Love-ly" Little Dish - A Tutorial using Polymer Clay

I have been allowing myself to have some creative time recently. It has proven to me just how important it is to make time for this activity as it helps me to feel grounded in ways that nothing else can. Simply put, I'm just happier when I'm creating!

While I was playing, I came up with an idea to create little heart shaped dishes (bowls) and I even managed to get it out there in time for Valentine's Day!   OK, barely, but it is such a simple idea that you will still have time to make a few before February 14th.

Whether you choose to give a few, make one for yourself or use it as an excuse to keep the kids busy, I think you will be pleased with the results.

I have used Iced Enamels over black polymer clay to decorate mine, but really, you could use anything.
Cover scrap clay with Swellegant  paint and patinas, use brightly coloured clay, canes or silk screens or textures.

These little vessels are just waiting to be made in whatever way your little heart desires. (Yep, pun intended).

Click here for the video.

I hope you like it.

You can probably find substitutes for the cutters and the stainless steel mold at home but just in case you still need something, here are some quick links to help you find the products quickly. from Shade

Heart Cutters and also the Stainless Steel Sphere Mold

Polymer Clay



ICED Enamels

PYMII  (Can only be shipped within Canada)