A Goddess Gift


Last Saturday at my polymer clay guild meeting, I created a little goddess for my Mom’s birthday. I used the spliced cane technique for her body and a mold for her face. She seems to be gazing heavenward doing some deep thinking, doesn’t she?

I learned how to create this cane last month at Klay Karma 2007. Diane from the CT guild generously shared this technique in a demo. I absolutely love the look and have many ideas swirling around in my imagination. My S.O. said it looks like she has flames on her. I’m thinking about making the Hawaiian Volcano Goddess, Pele, as my next project with this cane.

Jasmine Blossom Tea


Did you guess what the little “tea kernel’ from yesterday’s post is? Here it is, opening up to reveal its hidden treasure. Meet Jasmine Blossom tea, a specialty hand-tied display tea from China. The leaves are plucked and processed as green tea. Then a bunch of leaves are tied together around a beautiful pink flower which is revealed once the tea is steeped in hot water.


Once fully steeped and opened, it looks like an exotic sea creature to me. The tea leaves have been scented with blooming jasmine flowers, giving them a delicate floral aroma and taste. This tea is a feast for many senses!


Do you like scented teas?

Saturday Morning Tea – a Hint


Today I have my polymer clay guild meeting. It is “Goddess” Day and we are going to create little clay Goddesses. A future post. So, as I run out the door to my meeting, I leave you with a hint of Saturday Morning’s tea in the photo above. All will be “revealed” Sunday morning!

Can you guess what it is?

A Window Vine


When I glued the polymer clay tiles to the fabric for my August page, I really didn’t have any plans for the beading beyond choosing a color palette. I knew that I wanted to bead around the tiles but not surround each tile as if they were cabochons.

I placed the tiles in a grid pattern because a square shape looked most pleasing to me. After I glued the tiles down, it then reminded me of a window. Aahhh… A window into a special, secret garden place. All of the greens in my color palette spoke to me of leaves so now I create a window vine.


What do you think?

Starting my August Journal Page


A start to my August page – I am using some of the 1 inch squares from the Klay Karma swap to create a window of sorts. Then I’ll bead around the squares. The bead palette I’ve selected is a combination of summer and fall colors, signifying the transition from one season to the next. As you can see, I have more summer colors than fall because I am not quite ready to let go of summer just yet. Plus, there are a lot of blooming flowers in my tiles.


Time to start beading!