Thursday, November 18, 2010

Polymer Clay Smooshers Scavenger Hut.

How would you like a chance to have fun, do some shopping and take a chance to win a prize? You would...well great.

Here is what you need to do......
Go to the world famous Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild Blog and follow the instructions for our Christmas Scavenger Hunt....There are several ways to win one of the awesome prizes donated by guild members.

Good luck on your hunt; have fun.........
Check out the beautiful prizes you might win..
2010 Smooshers Holiday Scavenger Hunt  Prizes

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Water as an insperation.

Star Fish earrings by EmilyClaireCreations

I grew up in Washington State on the beaches of the beautiful Puget Sound. I spent many many days watching the ebb and flow of the tide looking for the treasures the reseeding tide would reveal in the tide pools. I was at once awed and inspired by the Sea Stars clinging to the rocks and docks,the sand dollars that appeared on the sand and the tiny rock and sand crabs that skittered everywhere. Still today the most calming sound I know is the crash of the waves and the call of Seagulls as they sailed on the salt air looking for a meal.

Sea Star pendant by Beachcomber

I am so often inspired by the beautiful memories of the sea and love to use the colors and textures in my artwork. Today I thought I would share the artwork of fellow polymer clay artists that are inspired by water too.

Sweet wall hanging made by Fantasyclay

All of these awesome projects are made by Fellow members of my Artfire Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild ...

The colors of this necklace by HaffinaCreations scream water to me.

If you enjoy the water and or polymer clay art as much as I do please visit our Smooshers blog
or check out the shops of the featured artists in this article

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Chocolate Pansy Bracelet.......
as usual I have been very busy making pretty things... But there have also been some changes going on at Gingerbell's.

White Rose and Violets bracelet

Christmas Candle

One change I have made is that after much thinking and weighing my options I have closed both of my Etsy shops. They were beginning to cost me more time and money then I was willing to invest for the return I was getting.

However over the last few months I have made my Http:// studio my main shop and the efforts are paying off ; I am happy with the gradual steady pace. I am confident now that Artfire is out of beta and with the great improvements they continue to implement things can only continue to get better.

Another thing that has changed is that 1000markets where I had a shop has sold to another online retailer At first I wasn't happy because I really loved 1000Markets and my studio there. I wasn't going to open a shop on the other venue but I changed my mind and opened a shop there this morning . I figured I'll give it 6 months and see how it goes, sometimes it's better to go with the flow then fight the waves. Check out my new booth and let me know what you think.

And lastly I have my annual 10 day show that I have been preparing for. So if you love craft shows come check out the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival in central Indiana. It's a great county wide festival with lots to see, do and eat.

Well it's back to the work table for me.......

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Introducing TooAquarius

beautiful rose beads........

TooAquarius AKA Elaine is an extremely talented Artist,Business woman ,teacher and computer wiz from Canada.

round floral beads.......

I have admired Elaine's Millefiori talent since we met several years ago on 's message board. She has a wonderful ability to capture floral beauty in her cane work. I have bought and used many of her polymer clay floral canes in my own projects from her shop .

Lentil beads......

In her shop you will find a huge amount of awesome canes and finished beads to use in your own creations....Her color pallet is beautiful as is her work take a peek at her shop I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

leaf cane.....

floral slice beads....

TooAquarius is a proud member of Polymer clay smooshers guild of ArtFire.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Introducing Jennifer Mercer of Haffina Creations

Jennifer is another member of the wonderful Artfire Polymer clay smooshers guild.

She is a talented Mother of 5 from Australia who works in many different mediums and does all of them well. I don't know where she finds the time and energy to do all she does, she cares for her family and works tirelessly for the several guilds she in a member of. She even found time to organize the blog ring for our guild and an awesome swap for her group of friends on Plurk.

As a beadweaver myself I am particularly fond of this beautiful blue necklace. She is also an accomplished chainmailer and beadmaker. If you can't find something in one of her shops that you love I'd be very surprised.
If you would like to see more of her awesome artwork here are a few pieces to go

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Where the Wild Things Are

{Tiger pattern Bangle bracelet}

I have been going Tiger crazy the last week or two..
I learned to make this tiger pattern from polymer clay and I like it so much I designed a mini collection around it.
I thought I'd share my mini obsession with you.

{round 2 hole tiger buttons}

{Wild Thing Necklace}
The necklace is my favorite piece in the collection I think it's beautiful if I do say so myself.

{square link bracelet}

This is the newest piece in the collection, I like it alot too. I tried it on and it's a comfortable bracelet to wear because it's adjustable.

I have a couple of other designs for this collection in the works and then maybe I'll have it out of my system,lol.

All of the pieces in this post can be found split between my 2 online gift shops.
Http:// or
if you are interested or want to see more photos of these pieces check them out.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Introducing CatsWire

Cat's Wire is a very talented artisan who describes herself as a "Bookworm by day, crazy cat lady and hooked on wire in the evening!" She lives in Southern Germany with her Husband and 4 cats.

She is very talented with wire and incorporates polymer clay along with gemstones and beads to make some awesome wearable wire sculptures.

She also is a talented miniaturist and sculpter who uses my favorite medium Polymer Clay to bring her designs to life.

Cat is a proud member of the ArtFire Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild and sells her lovely creations at she writes a very interesting blog Check out her sites you won't be disappointed.