My 2nd Place Winner !!!!!

I entered a contest sponsored by the Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy (PCAGOE) and my piece tied for 2nd place 🙂 The theme was vessels and I entered my favorite Inro.
inro6b
inro6a

You can see the other winners at SCDiva’s Blog

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This Weeks Featured PCAGOE Artist

Randee M Ketzel is a very versatile artist. I thoroughly enjoyed browsing her Flickr photos. I love the use of bright colors and her inros are fabulous!!! Randee also has an Etsy Shop called RMK Design where you can purchase her wonderful work.




My Newest Inro & Sanding With A Scumbuster

I finally managed to finish sanding and buffing a stack of stuff I made last week and the week before. 🙂 I’m not a big fan of sanding, but it’s a necessary evil. I even have the help of my Scumbuster, which I couldn’t live without. It saves my hands from cramping and I don’t sand off my skin anymore LOL. That’s not really all that funny, it hurt like the devil, but I never noticed the skin was gone until it was too late.

There are several articles online on how to sand with a Scumbuster, but I’ll make it quick and painless. Cut a sheet of sandpaper into 1/4’s. Soak the sandpaper in hot water for about 5 minutes to soften it. Center one piece of sandpaper over the top of the scrub pad, which you have attached to the Scumbuster, and fold the sandpaper’s corners over the edge of the scrub pad. Use 4 T-pins (or straight pins with a ball on the end) to hold the 4 corners of the sandpaper into the side of the scrub pad. It might not look pretty, but it works fine 🙂 Now you are ready to sand to your hearts content.

The older model Scumbuster like I have with interchangeable, rechargeable batteries may be a little difficult to find,
scumbuster
but there is a newer model called the Black & Decker Power Scrubber that should be a good replacement. It uses 4 AA batteries, so I’d invest in some good rechargeable batteries.

So, to end this little story, here is the inro I finally finished sanding and buffing 🙂
inro6a
inro6b

I Added An E-Store To My Blog !

Now you can buy my jewelry right here on my blog. 🙂 Check the links on the right for category specific links.

I have listed a few pieces of jewelry, but will be adding more items over the next few days.

http://tonjastreasures.com/wordpress/?page_id=1197

Inros Galore

Since I’ve been on an Inro making kick lately I decided to cruise around Flickr to get some inspiration. And did I ever get inspired!!! WOW !!! Take a gander at these beauties.

Randee M Ketzel

Randee M Ketzel


Randee M Ketzel

Randee M Ketzel


Margaret Donnelly

Margaret Donnelly


Bettina Welker

Bettina Welker


Celia Campos

Celia Campos

Ana Belchí

Ana Belchí


arual creaciones

arual creaciones

New DVD – Secret Shapes Inros

Jana Roberts Benzon shows how to make to most amazing Inros. How the shapes come about is the secret and you won’t get that secret out of me. 🙂 I will say Jana is a genius for coming up with the idea. I had a V-8 moment and thought “why didn’t I ever think of that”. LOL The DVD was well worth the money and can be purchased from www.polkadotcreations.com Lisa Clarke, the owner of the online store, is also a polymer clay artist and I like to support artists in the clay community.

I had been in a creative rut, my muse had left me about the same time Winter hit (she hates the cold), then I received Secret Shape Inros as a Valentine’s Day present and it gave me the jolt I needed. I haven’t stopped creating and it feel wonderful to be back in my studio 🙂 Here are 2 heart shaped Inros I made a week or so ago.

Heart Inro 1

Heart Inro 1

Heart Inro 2

Heart Inro 2

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