Saturday, November 28, 2009

Smooshers Holiday Sales

Check these Polymer Clay Smooshers' shops for Holiday sales right now.

Free Worldwide shipping & handling until midnight Central time Monday, November 30th.

Free gift to the value of $15 with the purchase of any set.

30% off your entire order. Use coupon code HAPPYHOLIDAYS at checkout.

Everything in the store is marked off 20 to 50% at

25% off your order. Use Coupon code Sassy at checkout.

Everything is 20% off at

Everything is 10% off. Use coupon code holidays at checkout

Free Worldwide Shipping in my shop at

10% off everything in the shop, plus November free shipping at

20% off all items ordered through cyber monday. Use coupon code Turkey Day at checkout

Free shipping on all orders over $50, along with a free gift. Check shop for additional coupons at

Use coupon code HAPPYHOLIDAYS at checkout and receive 10% off everything until Dec. 3 at

25% off from 27 November through 31 December 2009 Use coupon code HAPPY_HOLLYDAZE at checkout at

10% off all items. Check shop for coupon for free shipping on all orders over $20 at

10% off all items until 11/30. Use Coupon code, Happy at checkout at

15% off all items in our Holidays Special category. (Coupon code: Merry Christmas )
Chandelier Candle Collars are $10 off.
$10 Gift section -- mix and match any 3 for $25
Please note: this shop will be closed on Saturday only while attending an arts & crafts show.

40% off until the end of the day Christmas Day. Use coupon code 40OFF at checkout

Free shipping and free gift through the end of December at

Friday, November 27, 2009

Gifts for the Do It Yourself crowd

Do you like to make your own gifts? Have a creative person on your list who would appreciate supplies? Polymer Clay Smooshers have canes, beads, buttons, clasps, handmade molds, tutorials, etc. just for that special someone on your list. This is just a sampling of what we have to offer. Visit the shops linked to your left here to explore even more options.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Today is Thanksgiving here in the United States. Many people have a tradition to state what they are thankful for.

I am personally thankful to be part of the Polymer Clay Smooshers guild. We have so many talented and wonderful people from all over the world. It has been an honor getting to know them all.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Family Get Togethers

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Home for the Holidays

Monday, November 23, 2009

Polymer Clay Smooshers Introduce thehippiecouple


What got you interested in polymer clay as a medium?
we were painting and had been for awhile. I told phoenix "man,I wish I could make a painting that I could touch and play with more" about 2 weeks later we seen polymer clay at michaels so we picked some up and started to get deep off in it and have been in love with it ever since.

What inspires you to create?
My mind, I've always had these images in my mind but no real way to get them out exactly as they appear. Now with polymer clay the limits are endless. I can finally show everyone what I see.

Do you have a favorite technique?
No, I try any and everything just to see what happens.

Of everything you have created which is your favorite?
This new framed piece I urge everyone to read the inspiration behind it.

framed polymer clay art

What do you prefer to make out of polymer clay and why?
Framed polymer clay art right now I can move it swirl it and just lose myself in it for hours.

How do you decide what to make?
I sit down and let it happen. I feel I am connecting with an unseen energy when I create. I never have any thing planned I just let whatever wants to come out, come out.

Is there something you wish you could make in clay that you have not yet?
an entire wall piece would be great.

What makes polymer clay a better fit for your products than other mediums?
The way it moves and flows with everything. Life is about finding your flow the point at which you can do or create something without thinking about it. It just flows.

What is your best advice for someone starting out in polymer clay?
Play with it ,enjoy it, let go of all your inhibitions and just see what happens.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

We love holidays

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

Friday, November 20, 2009

All That Glitters is not Gold

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Over The River and Through the Woods

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Blues

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Jingle Bells

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Baby It's Cold Outside

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tis the Season

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Snowy Keepsakes

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Holiday Prep at the North Pole

Only 7 weeks until....

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Let It Snow

Monday, November 9, 2009

Reds, blues, greens

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Falling for Autumn

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fabulous Autumn Colors

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Falling for Fall

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Book Review: Polymer Clay Jewelry

This book review is written by Cindi of

Do you like ethnic jewelry? Well Debbie Jackson's book 'Polymer Clay Jewelry' may be just the book for you.

The book is divided into 5 different chapters with the first one being 'Getting Started' and as usual it's the polymer clay basics for beginners-which tools, supplies, and findings are recommended. A couple of skinner blends are demonstrated, one of which is the rainbow skinner blend. Also, there is a couple of pages about laminating with liquid polymer clay that is very informative.
Moving along to the next chapter, Additives and Embellishments, is for all of you that have a few seashells or feathers laying around....and you know you do :D...this chapter will show you how to put some of those treasures to good use. There is an African brooch, a beautiful feathered hatpin, and a hinged dragonfly pendant.
The next chapter is Textures, and it starts with an oriental fan pin. Then follows a pendant that makes use of the rainbow skinner blend and shows you how to carve a baked polymer clay. Lastly in this chapter is a mokume gane button that is sure to be noticed.
Liquid polymer clay is the next chapter and included is embedded bead earrings, eggshell mosaic brooch, a laminated collage pendant and a faux cloisonne enamel brooch.
Did I mention that each chapter is followed by a gallery of idea projects to get your creative juices flowing? And Debbie doesn't just show you alot of finished projects in these galleries; she also gives pointers and tips on how she achieved different variations of her projects.
The last chapter, and my personal favorite is titled Canes, and it starts with ginkgo leaf earrings. Among the others are a snakeskin bangle, a bengal tiger brooch, a mud cloth pendant that I have been wanting to make, and a sea turtle pendant.
All projects are described very well, have excellent pictures, and all are unique. You will not see these items in other books. I give this book 5 stars out of a possible 5, and will not be putting it back on the shelf until I make that ginkgo leaf cane.

Until next time happy claying :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Shades of Fall Colors

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The winner is....

The winner of our door prize was chosen by Random.

Dori's comment on The Masked Knight post was the winning number. She wins the door prize, Masked Jester pendant made by ColtPixy


A huge thanks to everyone who commented! A huge round of applause to all of the participating artists!