Polymer Clay Canes for Beginners

27 videos, step by step, beginner cane workshop beginner Cane Tutorial What people are saying about this tutorial. jennifer rose Just finished this first workshop on how to make canes, and I must say I learned so much. This is exactly what I have been looking for, someone who could explain cane making in a step by step that process that I could replicate. I watched the videos, went into my studio and began to create all of the canes Alice showed. I finally have results I can be proud of, and I say thank you so much for doing this workshop. My only question now is when do we get more workshops. If you are only going to take one online class let it be this workshop. Thank you Alice for your hard work, and your dedication to helping others learn the joys of polymer clay.

Online Workshops with Alice Stroppel


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I Won Some Fabulous Prizes From Some Interesting OWOH Bloggers!

’Clarinda’ a Paper Doll

Sherry Edwards Romford from Sherry’s Simple Blog left a comment on my winners page to let me know I’d won one of my favorite choices of giveaways, Clarinda! You know me, I’m crazy about faces and I just love this face. She looks like my sister Sheryl.

Clarinda was  part of a color challenge that Sherry was in, can you guess the color. lol  She does lots of cool crafts, so check out her site.

Sherry is from Greater London, United Kingdom! So Nice to meet you Sherry, and thank you so much.

Photoshop Class

Photoshop Class

Then I got an email from Rebecca E. Parsons saying I’d won an online photoshop course. Well, I’m thrilled. I use photoshop everyday, but don’t do half the things with it that I want too, so this is perfect.

Rebecca is a TV/Radio Show Host and a Host/Editor/Publisher of Cre8Tive Compass MagazineMixin’ It Up with Rebecca Live TVArtistically Speaking Talk Radio Show. I’ve listened to a couple of her radio shows and enjoyed them very much. You should check it out, it’s a great thing to listen to while you clay or craft away.

I’ll let you know how wonderful the course is, or actually, you’ll probably hear about it right here on the blog as I go along.

Thank you Rececca, I’m looking forward to the course and I’m delighted to meet you.

Orange Lavender Stuffed Love Bird

Orange Lavender Stuffed Love Bird

And then…just when I thought I was lucky enough to have one two fabulous prizes, I got an email this morning says that I’d won another wonderful piece from Kim de Broin Mailhot from The Queen of Arts, love that name. Kim said she emailed me earlier on the 18th, but somehow the email got lost in space….so I’m happy she tried again.

Kim is “a Montreal-born, New Hampshire-living mixed media artist celebrating a creative life.” You should check out her work, you’ll love it.

This cool bird is filled with Lavender, I love that. Thanks Kim, glad to meet you.

So that’s it for One World One Heart fifth and final event, thank you so much Lisa Swifka, you have done a wonderful thing for all the bloggers.

But Lisa had some exciting news about a new event for next year called One World One Art. If you’re a crafter or artist and a blogger, you should check it out.

The Winners of My One World One Heart Prizes!!!

It’s that time……..the winner of “Queen of My Blogdom is

Janet Bocciardi from The Honey From the Bee

Congratulation Janet.

The winner of this crazy lady bracelet is

Concetta Williams From Cetta Cheese

Congratulation Concetta

I hope you both enjoy your “prizes”, I sure had fun and enjoyed visiting both your blogs.

One World One Heart 2011 Begins

One World One Heart OWOH 2011 – This event is sponsored by Lisa Swifka from A Whimsical Bohemian and this is the 5th and final year. What a great idea she had five years ago and it will be sad to see it come to an end. Many thanks to Lisa for all her hard work over the years. If you are a blogger and want to participate in this last event, go to A Whimsical Bohemian website to find out how.

All Bloggers everywhere are eligible to participate. Simply leave a comment and you might win this crazy girl bracelet. Don’t forget to leave a link back to your blog so I can easily find you and leave a message for you.

This event runs until Feb. 17th, I will announce the winner here on my blog. Make sure you leave you’re email address and a link to your blog.  That’s it! Good luck.

This profile face bracelet is one of my giveaways and if you have ever been here before, you know I’m crazy about faces.

This bracelet is made from polymer clay canes and after curing is reattached to a brass bracelet blank. I was fun for me to make and I hope the lucky winner enjoys it for years to come. If you are new to polymer clay and wondering what a cane is, you can watch this free little video and find out. What is a Polymer Clay Cane?

This bracelet is made from polymer clay and after curing is reattached to a brass bracelet blank. It was fun for me to make and I hope the lucky winner enjoys it for years to come.

The second little gift is for that special blogger who feels she is the Master of her Universe, Queen of her Domain, seriously In Charge of her Destiny, in other words, QUEEN OF HER BLOGDOM.

(sorry guys, only have girl faces, if you win, you’ll have to give it to your best girlfriend blogger)

Good luck, I hope you win and I hope I can get around to every blog on the list. See you in your blogdom………..

One World One Heart 2011

One World One Heart

It’s that time of year again! Artist Lisa Swifka from A Whimsical Bohemian is holding her 5th and final event. If you don’t know what One World One Heart is here’s a quote straight from Lisa’s blog,

“One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers only. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way.  Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home……..going from blog to blog(in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs. As a bonus each blogger participant will offer up a “door prize or prizes”….just for dropping by, saying hello and seeing their world.  It’s really that easy.”

If you’re a blogger and want to join in,  you can read more about it  on A Whimsical Bohemian.

Tomorrow I will be posting my prize for this year. If you are a blogger and have your own blog, you can enter to win simply by leaving a comment. But you must have a blog, those are the rules. :)

I’m excited, last year Jodi Creager from Creager Studios won my give-away and I was lucky enough to win  THREE prizes from some very talented people…see them here.

So be sure and stop by anytime starting tomorrow and running until Jan. 17th.

And The Winner Is….Me!!

Altered composition book SHERRY GOODLOEI am so thrilled to tell you I won another fabulous piece of art from another fabulous artist. I won this Altered composition book from Sherry Goodloe. Don’t you just love it? She has been trying to tell me for a couple of days, but I just didn’t get it.

You can see more of Sherry’s work on her blog. And you can take a closer look at the detail of “my” altered journal.

You also might want to take a look at what Sherry’s done with Zentangles. I thought these were so clever, and you know me with faces and crazy girls.

Thanks so much Sherry and I’m sending you my address right now.

I can stop saying I never win anything! I won this lovely watercolor painting by Susan Himmel. It was meant to be. I live in Florida, I’m a big fan of watercolor. I have the perfect spot for this painting. Thank you Susan, I’m thrilled.




AND I won this crazy funky girl from Fran Saperstein. Now can you see the absolutely perfect fit here? This girl need to come live we me and all my crazy girls. Fran, I’m so happy to have won her, thanks so much.





So from now on I’m going to say, “I always win”, “I’m a winner.” That should work right?

Polymer Clay Etc.’s One World One Heart Winner

Jodi Creager from Creager Studios is the winner of my face bracelet.

Red Headed Girl Cuff Bracelet

Red Headed Girl Cuff Bracelet

I’m thrilled to be sending it to one of the most talented Doll Artist in world. She and her husband Richard have been creating dolls together for over 32 years.

Visit Creager Studios blog to view their latest work and a more personal site. Visit their website Creagers for galleries and links to their items for sale. Either way you’re in for a treat.

I’d love to feature this talented couple on my other blog, The Figurative Artbeat. Now that would be great fun.

Thank you to all who took the time to leave a comment to win my face bracelet, I truly appreciate all the kind words about my work.

I had a great time flying around to all the blogs that were involved this year. I stopped at so many wonderful blogs that I never would have found if not for Lisa Swifka and A Whimsical Bohemian. Thanks Lisa.

One World One Heart Drawing Closed

Please come back tomorrow to see who won. But if you won, you’ll know first thing in the morning. Happy Valentine’s Day!

One World One Heart – My Giveaway – 2010

One World One Heart Giveaway

One World One Heart Giveaway. This is a wonderful idea, a magical event starring bloggers from all over the world. Created by Lisa Swifka from A Whimsical Bohemian. You’ll want to spend so time on her blog and read about how this all started and to see the list of hundreds of other bloggers that have giveaways on their blogs.

This is the first year for me and I’m excited to add my name to the list. As you can tell, I’m a polymer clay enthusiast and am crazy about faces. So it’s only right that I give away a polymer clay face.

All Bloggers everywhere are eligible to participate. Simply leave a comment and you might win this crazy girl bracelet. Tell me what you want to see next….or just say hi.

This event runs until Feb. 15th, I will announce the winner here on my blog. Make sure you leave you’re email address and a link to your blog.  That’s it! Good luck.

Red Headed Girl Cuff Bracelet

Red Headed Girl Cuff Bracelet