Tuesday, September 30, 2014

More Beauties by Chris

Chris, right, I, left. Big grins for the fun time we were having.
Chris is a very talented clayer and designer and is the artist who created the "Glammed Turtles". Recently she and friend Karen taught a double class at our guild meeting. One was a Witch pin/pendant the other a Fall Leaves Pin/Pendant.

Left is a photo of Chris and I at the annual Twister Retreat in April. The wonderful scarf is hand made. Chris made her lovely pendant and my pendant is a gift from Janet, a delightful clayer and friend from San Antonio.

Chris did a demo at the retreat, here are a few of her beautiful necklaces.

All are mixed media.

Left, fabric lace panel, beads and polymer. 

Left, my all time Boho favorite, beads, fabric and polymer clay. This truly wonderful necklace is wonderfully bohemian.


This is a mixed media lace and polymer clay rose. Again, beautifully mixed with perfect beads.

We recently brought out a new line of Texture Mats. Using the Tx10 Gingko Leaves mat, Chris pressed the clay into the mat then cut out the leaves.

An oval polymer clay disk was cut and AB flakes pressed into the area where the red glass drop was secured.

Placing the leaves over the red, flat back, glass drop she artfully wove the leaves around the glass drop, to secure it.

Tiny tendrils added more movement and and the bright red tiny beads carried the red background throughout the design. The resulting oval was baked.

A back was created by pressing clay into the Tx10 Gingko Leaves mat, an oval was cut and the two joined to form this beautiful pendant.

She also made a similar pendant in the cool tones of turquoise, soft green and silver over a clear glass drop that sparkles from the AB flakes behind it.

(My apologies for not catching more of the sparkle in the colors as I took the pic with my phone camera.)

She gave me the choice of one of these necklaces. I am proud to say that the lovely turquoise & silver design often graces my neck. 

Many thanks to Chris and an "Atta Girl!!!" for her sharing beautiful designs, fabulous classes and generous spirit.

Left is a pic of the Gingko Leaves mat that Chris used to make the jewelry.

Our mats are approximately 5.5 inches square and are hand poured of Tough Urethane Rubber. I drew the artwork for this mat.

If you are interested in our mats, they are available on our website now. 

Best Flexible Molds

Thanks for stopping by!
Penni Jo Couch
Designer of Best Flexible Molds and Mats

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fall Fun

Guardian Angel Mini Magnet Frame
I've uploaded some oldies but goodies polymer clay tutorials onto my Pinterest page. Scroll down and check out my "How To's" board.

Have Fun!

Penni Jo Couch
(AKA Claylady43)
 Designer and Sculptor

Some of these and other free tutorials can be found here: