It's kind of funny, but I never posted about this in my blog. I think each of us read the posts and hope for the day when it's their name and then.... I was featured March 9 - yes, that's the day after my birthday - by the premier polymer clay blog in the world, Polymer Clay Daily. My Van Goghish cuff bracelet below caught Cynthia Tinapple's Eye and she did a very nice write up on my experiments with scraps. I do have to say that it looks darn good for a clay hand-me-down. =) And others must have agreed because my sites got over 20,000 hits in just 2 days.
The bracelet is rather simple in design. I had made a series of rainbow colored canes for my PCAGOE Challenge piece and had lots of rainbow colored left overs from all the color mixing I did. I chopped the leftovers up by color groups and stacked them next to each other - adding a few specs of chopped up black for effect. From that colored block of stacked, chopped scrap clay, I made a Starry Night Spiral Cane ala Donna Kato - and yes, it does look very Van Gogh as Donna's name suggests. You may have already seen the variation tutorial I posted for this wonderful rainbow colored magic swirl cane on July 11. I made a few more fun canes from the leftovers that you can see on my Flickr site and then tossed all the leftover ends and bits and pieces into a Stroppel Cane - an ingenious use of leftovers brought to us by Alice Stroppel. You can watch a Stroppel Cane demo by Alice herself HERE. I've been tickled at the response and feel absolutely humbled by the wonderful polymer community. I've questioned my path so many times over the past years and truly feel like I'm on the road to where I want to be. Thank you, everyone!