Thursday, December 12, 2013

Polymer Clay candy cane earrings look good enough to eat

I don't know about you but candy canes for me go hand in hand with the holiday season. I love the simple design of them even for decorating at the holidays.So I thought how cute would it be to make polymer clay ornaments that last forever and some cute candy cane earrings too. Want to see how to make your very own? Check out this link to the video tutorial

Friday, December 6, 2013

New Polymer Clay Kindle Book and PDF The Ultimate Guide to Crackle Techniques

It's been a long time in the making but we can now say that we have our first Ultimate Guide available on Kindle. We will be creating a series of Ultimate Guides to polymer clay.  We both have over 20 years experience working with polymer clay and we are authors of Polymer Clay Art Jewelry. These guides include all of our many hours of testing what works and what doesn't with polymer clay. Our first guide is on crackle techniques and you can check it our on etsy or in the Amazon Kindle shop. all of our guides will be soon available in Ibooks as well. We will let you know when they are available there.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cyber Monday sale Lowest Prices Ever!

Hurry up and gobble up these bargain prices on DVD's and downloadable instruction and get unlimited hours of enjoyment. This is the last chance to get these DVD's and downloadable instruction at these never before seen discounted prices. Learn some new skills and unlock your imagination to the possibilities of creating with polymer clay. These affordable prices make it easy to give the gift of learning new skills too!
Click this link to shop:  Sorry the sale has ended.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Eager to learn how to stencil on polymer clay? Enjoy the tutorial.

I have been stenciling since I was a young girl, its an easy technique to master. Did you know you can also stencil on polymer clay? Check out this new video I created to learn the technique. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Live Interview with Polymer Clay and Mixed Media Artist Christi Friesen

It's finally here TODAY at 12 Noon EST you can watch the live interview, chat and ask questions with the polymer clay and mixed media artist Christi Friesen.

Hope you can join us!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Ugly Cabinet Collaborative Come Join the fun!

Ugly Cabinet Collaborative. Watch the video for all of the details and come join the fun!!!!! Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss anything.

You can send the magnets to: Ilysa Ginsburg P O Box 292 Bell, Florida 32619

Live interview with the talented polymer clay and mixed media artist Christi Friesen

Come join us on  Tuesday October 29th at noon EST for a LIVE interview with the super talented polymer clay and mixed media artist Christi Friesen. This will kick off a fun year long create a long full of fun creations and prizes! Sign up to win a copy of her new book Flourish.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Polymer clay witch necklace for Halloween

I love Halloween, it's a chance for grown ups to re live childhood. lol I thought it would be fun to make a super easy necklace to get into the spirit of the holiday. Check out my post over at the Create Mixed media blog to watch the video tutorial. Enjoy!

Learn how to create a polymer clay witch necklace inspired by the Wizard of Oz.
To watch the complete free video tutorial visit the Create Mixed Media blog.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Found the perfect picture at the thrift store for my art studio

You know when something is meant to be? Well today on my way to the post office I decided to stop into a local thrift store and I found the cutest picture ever! However I decided not to hang it on the wall but to place it in one of my windows and with the sun shining through it was absolutely perfect. What do you think? I love the colors and just knew it was meant for me and my new studio where lots of inspiration will take place. John also installed my drawer pulls today for my cabinets and painted the bottom of the cabinets too. I still have tons of more stuff to move into the studio but I am worn out from going strong for a couple of weeks so I am taking it easy for a few days and will get back to work when my back doesn't hurt so I'm not going to stress myself, it will get done when it gets done, the most important things have already been moved in so I am happy.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

My Art Studio is Almost Done Come on video tour with me

My art studio is almost finished, come on a video tour with me and make sure to subscribe so you don't miss a thing.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Polymer Clay Art Jewelry now available on Kindle

Just found out our new book Polymer Clay Art Jewelry is now available on Kindle!

Need more organization skills? Join us today...

Can you use more organization in your life?

We invite you to join us for a live interview and chat with author Carolyn Woods of Organizational Solutions for Every Quilter TODAY Oct 1 at 10am EST

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Love Sugar skulls? Halloween? Join us for a LIVE webinar class today at 1PM EST

Today is the day of our first LIVE webinar with Jewelry Making Daily I am so excited to be teaching this fun class! You will learn how to create an earring and necklace sugar skull set that will get tons of compliments year round. You will learn some new techniques, how to transfer on polymer clay and how to make fun beads. Come join the fun!

Monday, September 23, 2013

My art studio is almost done!

I am soooo happy to say that my art studio is almost finished. The deck is being added now and then all that is left is a counter top for my cabinets. I spent all day Saturday painting them myself and I must say I can't remember the last time I was so sore.LOL I was squatting and scootching around on the floor to paint from all angles and holy moly I used muscles I hadn't used in a long time. I still have one cabinet left and some little areas I need to paint but they are mostly done and look gorgeous if I do say so myself. Its been raining and I haven't had a chance to get them photographed but I did manage to get a photo before they were painted so you will be able to see the difference. My contractor said it should only take about a week to build the deck but we are supposed to get rain all week so who knows. I have to be patient because I need steps to get into the building and then I am moving in!!!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

New tutorial on creating an antiqued polymer clay ATC card on Create Mixed Media

Check out my new tutorial on creating an antiqued ATC out of polymer clay. This was a fun one to make. I will be doing a monthly column on the Create Mixed Media blog on creating with polymer clay and mixed media, I hope you will check in to see it. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Christi Friesen Year Long Challenge come join us!

Do you love the whimsical nature of Christi Friesen's polymer clay art work as much as we do? We have a real treat for you. Join us as we embark on a fun journey with Christi for a year long create a long with tons of prizes to win along the way.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Books A Million is stocking my book Polymer Clay Art Jewelry, it's so exciting!

I am so excited to say that Books A Million is not only carrying our book but they just got it in stock. It was so exciting to see it on the bookshelves. I went into town today to pick up a couple magazines and was surprised to see my new book on the shelves, I had the guy who worked there take a photo, he also had me sign the copy of my book. Here I am with NO makeup and little
You can also get a copy on Amazon.

I am also excited to say I will be doing a monthly column on creating with polymer clay and mixed media for the Create Mixed Media blog, I hope you will check it out. My first post should go live on September 18th. I will keep you posted.

I will also have an announcement soon for a webinar we are doing with Interweave which should be a ton of fun. Lots of great things going on so check back for updates.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I am so excited to say that Fed Ex just delivered my copies of my new book Polymer Clay Art Jewelry How to Make Polymer Clay Jewelry Projects Using New Techniques. It won't be out until next month but it's available on Amazon now for $10 off. Here is a link:

Monday, August 26, 2013

Inspiration Monthly Brand new E magazine for artists and creatives

Have you seen our new E magazine Inspiration Monthly? It's filled with tutorials, author features, articles and more. We worked really hard on our first issue and the next issue even promises to be better. We have so many fun things planned and you can get involved too. Check out the magazine for details. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Purple Passion and Turquoise Gem in the House...

I wasn't sure if the purple I had chosen was the right purple, it's so hard to tell when you are looking at a paper swatch if the color is going to be the right one but let me tell you I did good! It looks even better than I expected and I couldn't be any happier about it. What do you think? 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Latest on my art studio building

I wanted to share some updates on my art studio. I have to take some more pics as these ones aren't current anymore, the trim is already going in around the windows the sills are in and it looks awesome! I am so excited I can finally see the studio coming to fruition. I ordered the flooring and hopefully it will be in by next week. I will share more pics as I take them. Enjoy! By the way the color is even prettier in person. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Amazing art studio update

I am always super amazed by how the studio is coming together, it's hard to believe its only been 3 months and we are nearing the finish line. The walls are going in, the ceiling is already in and from what I understand tape and texture comes next.

Lets just say that this is going to be a very colorful studio, I will give you a hint, I have chosen 2 colors for the walls and they are Turquoise Gem and Purple Paradise, how amazing do those colors sound! I can't wait to see what they look like on the walls. We still have a little time before the paint goes on as the tape and texture has to dry and boy have we been getting lots of rain and humidity here. I will share updates when I have them. Here are some updated pics.

This is my 16 foot closet woo hoo a lot of stuff is going in there. lol

Monday, July 22, 2013

I'm so excited I just can't hide it! Our Polymer Clay Book hits #1 on Amazon

Super duper excited! Our book is #1 on Amazon for the hot new releases. Woot woot!

I have watched it start out at #4 and when I logged on today we were at #1 on the Hot New Releases for polymer clay on Amazon. Our book won't be out until September but it's so nice to see that people are interested in it even before it comes out. So a big hug and thank you to all of you for your support, we can't thank you enough!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Electricity is going into my art studio, hope it will be done soon!

Things are moving right along in my art studio, I think we are on the home stretch now that the electricity is going in. The first photo below is actually the start of the framework for my 16 foot long closet taht will run the width of the building. How amazing is that going to be, 16 feet of closet to store all of my art supplies in. To be honest I don't think everything will fit in the closet, that is how much stuff I have. lol We shall see what happens, I will document all of the challenges and triumphs that come with getting everything set up and organized right here on my blog. So stay tuned for that. 

Monday, July 8, 2013

My art studio is painted

I am super excited to see my art studio all painted and getting closer to being finished. Its hard to believe my contractor started this at the end of April and he did this all by himself. I am amazed every day and I can't wait to move in! There is only one more thing that has to be done on the outside and then comes electricity. So now I have to figure out how many outlets I want and where they will go. I know that more is better when it comes to electrical outlets, I always seem to run out of places to plug stuff in. Here are some pics of the painted building, I love how the colors turned out, the doors will be the same color as the trim too.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Latest update on my art studio journey

I am super excited to say that progress has been going pretty good considering all the rain we have gotten here in northern Florida lately. The Hardee board stuff (probably spelled wrong, lol) is now complete on 2 sides of the building and the front is almost done. Here are some pics of both sides so you can see that it now looks like a building. Not sure what color I am painting the building yet but that will come later. Since this is all new to me I don't know how much more work is involved but I imagine within 1 and 1/2 months the building should be complete inside and out. I hope its sooner than later but I think that is wishful thinking. If anyone has any good organization tips I am going to need them so please share. Hope everyone has a creative day!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Crafty apps are on the way, stay tuned to see them in Itunes

So excited to say that we got the approval from Apple and we are officially Apple developers, which means we are now authorized to start uploading our own Apps. So stay tuned for lots of NEW crafty apps in the Itunes marketplace. Woo hoo!