Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sandy Camp!!!!!

After a trip of over 1300 miles, we rolled into Temecula California for the 14th annual Sandy Camp. 

This is our second trip out here. We are vendors in the Sandy Camp store so Joe manages the inventory and keeps the store stocked. Even though we are traveling, we are still filling orders so he frequently pops in, picks up the needed molds, packs and ships them. So even though we are not home, you can find our molds on our website Best Flexible Molds.

We have our new mold PJ046 Deep Cabochons that makes cabochons for some of the Amate Studio best selling Bezels. I've shown how the molded cabs make beautiful rings when set in one of Amate's fabulous Bezels. 
The mold package has the numbers of each of the bezels it fits.

I get to play for days and demonstrate once.  On opening day, at 4:30 Wednesday afternoon, I demonstrated two of my 'stitches', smooth ropes and Sliver flowers and leaves. See above. The large pendant was molded using our PJ004 Dominoes and More mold. By molding the pendant first I quickly had a smooth cabochon ready to apply any design desired. I've found that molded cabochons are a quick and easy way to get started on a project.

The technique can be used on any thickness of clay to create a number of shapes like flowers, birds, plants, dragonflies, etc. 

The The demo was a quick, half hour lesson on how to make the pendant using scraps of skinner blends.The attendees seem to really enjoy the demo and many have made a number of projects embellished with vines and flowers including some wonderful bottles of hope.   

Jana Robers Benzon did a great demo on making a round cane and then turned it into a Kali (Kaleidoscope) cane. She always takes a slice of the finished cane and saves it.

Marie Segal's Demos were great and very insightful in color mixing demo and a second demo on cane building. 

Kathi Briefer-Gose's lesson on fractured Rainbow and Stones was a blast. The finished stones gleamed like polished gems.

Kathy Davis showed us how to make a super fun Robot with an Altoids tin body. Wire, found items and clay completed this clever project.

Syndee Holt did a darling demo making polka dot bracelets and showed some variations on the technique.

Trina Williams' demo was making dyes similar to alcohol inks. The samples she passed around looked like lovely water colors. 

The last demo was a very interesting Glue Panel. Three people showed the glues that they have used and added tips and information that was valuable to me and others as gluing can be a very challenging.  

Now, Back to the fun!!!

Penni Jo
Creator and designer/sculptor of 


Trina (Trina's Clay Creations) said...

Sounds like so much fun, and great workshops and demos! Looking forward to your next post.

I love your faux ribbon embroidery pieces, just beautiful Penni Jo!!!

Bonnie Kreger at B-LEE KREATIONS said...

Can't wait to see you next weekend. Hope you have some molds left for us to buy. LOL

Penni Jo AKA Claylady43 said...

Thank you so very much Trina!

Bonnie, the weekend with your guild was wonderful!

Penni Jo