Sunday, August 22, 2010

Getcha' Motor Runnin'

I was having a wonderful clay day with my friend Alice Stroppel the other day in her awesome studio at her house. We were just getting started and I was "cranking" the ole pasta machine around and around to condition my polymer clay! Alice says to me, "Girl, you need to use my motorized pasta machine!" I am thinking, "oh those things are so noisy!" But, she kept insisting (bless her heart-*grin*) So, I said, "OHHHHHHKAAAAYY" I will try it. Well, my new motor should be arriving next week! LOL! And I can't wait to use it!

Alice and I had a lengthy discussion on how much our neck and arms hurt from constantly turning the crank on the pasta machine for all those years. This motor acutally fits on my existing machine and will totally eliminate all that cranking. I just wish, for my poor body, that I had purchased one sooner. I will keep you posted on how things come out! So, Thanks Alice!

New Look

Well, I was fooling around in the design area of my blog and decided I love Polymer Clay Muse has a "new look!" Let me know if you like it! I sure do!

Finally! New Posts to Etsy Shop!

Well, I have finally made myself sit down, take pictures of some of my jewelry and get it posted on my Etsy shop. I used to sell on Etsy a few years ago, and now I am back. Can't wait to show you all what I have in my "bead closet." Anyone that knows me (you students especially) know what that bead closet looks like. HA! Feel free to browse and shop. Remember Christmas is coming (I know! it is still 95 degrees) and I will post more every few days.
I love the newest "Rose of Sharon" (named after my sister Sharon) flower cane I have done, so watch for that listing coming soon. I have also designed a unique and beautiful "bling" bracelet named for my beautiful granddaughter Alyssa. I call it "The Alyssa Bracelet" of course. It is rows of gorgeous Swarovski crystals, stitched in a right angle weave with a toggle clasp on the end. It is so sweet & pretty, just like her!
Getting ready to go to Michigan on Tuesday for a few days to take my grandson Alec home. He has been with us for a month and he is having X Box withdrawal! I almost bought one, but came to my senses quickly when I realized I don't want Dean getting hooked on anything else. LOL!

So, check out my ETSY shop at
when you get the chance. And HEY! Tell your friends! I appreciate it very much.

See ya'll soon. (geez, I sound like Paula Deen)