Finally finished the first draft of my polymer clay book! Thanks, @NaNoWrimo!

August 1, 2016 Leave a comment

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Thanks to Camp NaNoWriMo (national novel writing month) last night I finally finished the first draft of my book full of step-by-step articles on how to create polymer clay canes.

More news to follow over the coming months, but in the meantime I am so pleased to have actually reached such a milestone. I started the book about fifteen years ago, and it has been on a (virtual) dusty shelf ever since then.

Giant thanks also to the Rocking Self Publishing and Creative Penn podcasts, which gave me the inspiration to (virtually) blow the (virtual) dust off this half-started project.

I am now really looking forward to “proper” NaNoWriMo in November, and in a fit of excitement have bought “First Draft in 30 Days” by Karen Wiesner.

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CrafTEA Gift Shop

April 29, 2016 Leave a comment

Called in at the “CraftTEA Gift Shop” ( in Worthing this morning to drop off my latest batch of designs. It was also a good chance to try out my new laser-cut display frame thingy, with handy hooks on it to hang the jewellery from:


Rob pointed out that the elephant pendant would look nicer with a smile on its little face, so I will try to make the next batch look more smiley…

New Laser-Cut Filigree Card

April 11, 2016 Leave a comment


Chinese Character “Good Fortune” Laser-Cut Earrings

April 10, 2016 Leave a comment
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“Good Fortune” Chinese Character Laser-Cut Earrings

Laser-Cut Wooden Seahorse Earrings

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Sugar Skull Necklace

Another experiment with laser-cut, laser-etched jewellery. Based on a Day of the Dead “sugar skull”…

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Sugar Skull Necklace

Dolphin Earrings

Back to the sea again with these laser-cut wooden dolphins:

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laser-cut dolphin earrings