New DVD Confident Color – Release Expected Tomorrow

Lindly Haunani’s new DVD called Confident Color is expected to be released tomorrow. (fingers crossed) I pre-ordered mine a few weeks ago at Polkadot Creations and saved a bundle ! It was originally to be a single DVD, but they had so much great content form Lindly they expanded it to a 2 disk set. I am sooooo excited to get mine. I am color challenged. πŸ™‚

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Good News For The Color Challenged

I freely admit that I am color challenged. Don’t even ask me to mix a certain shade of bluish purple, because it won’t happen. At least it wouldn’t have happened. I have already purchased the book Polymer Clay Color Inspirations by Lindly Haunani and Maggie Maggio. Haven’t gotten to far into it yet, but I am intrigued that it reads like a lesson book that teaches you how to create good color pallets.

FYI: Did you all know that Elise Winters’ Cascade Ruffle necklaces (her similar work is on the cover of Polymer Clay Color Inspirations) were in Cynthia Rowley’s Fall 2010 runway show during NY Fashion Week !!!!

Now I have my eye on Lindly Haunani’s new video From Abba Dabba Video called Innovations: Confident Color – Exploring Textile Patterns. Now this is more my speed. I am a visual learned. Reading the instruction sometimes just doesn’t sink in for me. Watching something being done is a whole different thing.

Description:
You will learn how to add harmony to your work with increased color confidence while learning valuable bench tricks and techniques for working with polymer clay. Lindly will walk you through making a series of color coordinated stripe blends that will be used to make eleven different laminated textile inspired patterns including: Ikat, Seminole Stripes and Flame stitch.

The video will be release in March. You can pre-order it from Lisa Clarke over at Polkadotcreations.com

US Clayers: Pre-order Bettina’s New Book !!!!


Polkadot Creations is hoping to get enough pre-orders of Bettina Welker’s new book, Edle Schmuck-Unikate & Accessoires aus Polymer-Clay, to make it worth importing to the US. The book is in German, but it will come with an English translation of the project section. There are also translations in French and Spanish available.

I’m saving my pennies to get my pre-order in. How about you? πŸ™‚

Button Button Who’s Got The Button?

Button making has become quite popular and polymer clay is the perfect medium for it. Perhaps you make clothing or purses. Think of the custom buttons you could make to really give your work a personal touch. What if you lose a button off your favorite coat? You can make a mold of one of the other buttons and create a replacement.

I’ve been thinking about making button for quite a while. The area I live in is really big on sewing and quilting. I even went so far as to order a gross of plastic glue on button shanks about 2 years ago. πŸ™‚ So now I am thinking it may be time to look into this project again. There is a local craft show just before Mother’s Day and I am thinking of getting a booth.

Inspiration is what I need. Yeah. Inspiration. The first stop on my quest is Sarajane Helm’s web site. She always has helpful info there. And indeed she does.

I also found a video on YouTube

And did you know there is a group on Flickr called Polymer Clay Buttons Galore ?
Here are a couple examples of what you’ll see.

Paula Hewitt has a nice little tutorial on making molds from buttons so you can reproduce the same button multiple times.

If you are looking for more in depth help and you’d like to buy a dvd, try Tory Hughes’ video called Buttons and Embellishments. From description:
“Understand the basic engineering of the polymer button.
Learn specifics of attaching polymer to fabric
Make buttons with varying shapes and surface treatments
Design patterns into clay body
Create buttons using molds and metallic powders
Incorporate yarns and threads”
You can buy it at Pokadot Creations . Lisa, the owner, is one of us πŸ™‚

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