With all the mediums available for crafting why did you choose Polymer clay?
It is so accessible and adaptable to become what I want it to be.
How did you learn to use polymer clay? Internet, experimenting, books, classes.....
Books, internet and fellow guild members
What is your favorite tool to work with?
rubber stamps and exacto knife
Do you like to work with any mediums other than polymer clay?
I like to draw
What is your favorite polymer clay technique & why?
making faux metal and stones. I love the look of hammered metal and semi-precious stones. Now I can mimic them to adapt in my own designs.
What is your least favorite technique and why?
I think caning, I haven't tried it, but it intimidates me
What is on your "to do" or "to learn" list?
discovering how to faux gold/silver leaf and get over my mental block of alcohol inks
Do you mix your own colors? Why or why not?
yes! I have a certain pallet I like to work with, that revolve around metallics
How do you keep your designs fresh and original?
I keep reading
What keeps you from getting into a creative rut?
shopping, reading and learning
What is your favorite brand of clay if you have one and why?
I am a big Premo! fan, but I have discovered the beauty of Kato clay
Is there anything else that you would like to add?
I love working with polymer clay, because it is so personal. I can make it anything I want it to be. I can use designs/images that are personal and make the jewelry that is meaningful. Also, If I need a focal piece to accommodate a multi-strand design, I just have to make the focal piece how I need it to be.