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Discover Handmade January 10 on Handmade Artists

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Welcome to Discover Handmade January 10 Hello, my handmade friends, it’s January 10 and Discover Handmade is proud to share the following items: a Mosaic Polymer Clay Tile with Butterflies, a Carnelian Pendant/Necklace, a Crochet Pouch for Keepsakes, and a personalized Frog Ornament. Shall we have a closer look at these fabulous products….  Blue and […]

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Featured Artist Kim of The Whimsical Jar

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Do you ever get a bit of a pang of regret when one of your pieces sells? If so, you have a kindred spirit with Kim of The Whimsical Jar! Kim spent her career as a Technology Coordinator for an Arkansas school district, raising children and caring for elderly parents; but has recently retired for […]

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Cappuccinos Are On Me

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Cappuccinos Are On Me A Polymer Clay Key-chain Tutorial By Beverley Start August 2013 Here’s a fun and easy polymer clay picture tutorial for clayers at all levels of expertise. I handmade this tiny mug filled with frothy cappuccino and wanted to share. OK so the colors of clay you will need are white for […]

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Discover Handmade August 9

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It’s time to Discover Handmade Good morning everyone and thank you for joining me today for another fabulous Discover Handmade. Are you looking for Glass Heart Charms or a Hand sculpted Polymer Clay Vase? Oh….you need a Magic Potion Kit for your grandmother?… Hmmmm! Can’t find the right Lampwork bead to fit your Pandora bracelet? […]

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A Story about Artistic Inspiration

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How does inspiration come to you? Poet Ruth Stone relayed this to Writer Elizabeth Gilbert As [Stone] was growing up in rural Virginia, she would be out, working in the fields and she would feel and hear a poem coming at her from over the landscape. It was like a thunderous train of air and […]

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Featured Artist Gabrielle of My Lovi

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“It is never nuts to do something you love. But that is what it has to be. If you are doing it for the money, then there is no passion in it and will reflect in your products.” Wise words from a talented crafter with a passion for handmade and buy local! In addition to […]

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World Penguin Day

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Today is the day to celebrate those wonderful, tux wearing, flightless birds that thrive in the coldest of climates. Like something out of a children’s book, these wonderful birds are amazing to see. In celebration of these unique creatures, and World Penguin Day, I present to you some amazing works of art celebrating penguins! Penguin […]

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Polymer Clay has Got You Covered

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Polymer clay covered plate by Beverley Start Got any old dishes or containers lying around? Well if you’re interested in re-purposing then it might be worth your while to pick up some polymer clay and keep reading. Just about any item can be re-purposed and beautifully transformed by giving it a creatively fresh layer of […]

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Handmade Polymer Clay Pumpkin Tutorial

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Handmade Polymer Clay Pumpkin Tutorial by Beverley Start October 2012 I handmade these adorable polymer clay pumpkins today and really loved how they turned out so I thought I’d share the process with a tutorial. 1.Take equal parts of gold, yellow, and red and mix them together leaving them a bit streaky to create a […]

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Polymer Clay – It’s What You Do With It

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By Beverley Start August 2012 Polymer clay’s sculpt-ability and low curing temperatures make it ideal for a wide variety of craft and art projects. Many people talk about giving polymer clay a try but if you’re still on the fence here’s a whole laundry list of reasons to climb down and just Go For It! […]

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