Kevin’s book series has a minor character in it that is a pig. He thought it would be cute to have some sort of “pig pin” he could wear to book signings. As per normal, this little pig pin is made of polymer clay.

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I think he’s over all the pumpkin spice stuff that is everywhere right now. I made him before Halloween, but I think he can hang out through Thanksgiving. Inspired by Christi Freisen.

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This is a clay piece that I sculpted and then applied a patina for it to look aged. I really love all the rusted iron colors that appeared . It’s about 3″ tall.

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Mid-October I went to an art retreat in Tennessee with one of my favorite polymer artists, Christi Friesen. This was one of the pieces that I made. This pieces is made with polymer clay, epoxy, 24k gold leaf, covered in various glass and metal objects including a beautiful piece of dichromatic glass made by Pat…

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4 teaspoons arrowroot powder 2 tablespoons of shea butter 1 tablespoon of coconut oil 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda 10 drops of lime essential oil 10 drops of geranium essential oil Melt shea butter and coconut oil in microwave for 15 seconds. Mix dry ingredients into warm oils Add essential oils Put in refrigerator…

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A warm mustardy sauce with a bit of sweet and vinegar. (Requires a high-speed blender. If you don’t have one… this is a pretty good excuse. I use mine daily.) Ingredients For the Pot 1 cup of water ½ cup of apple cider vinegar ¼ cup of tomato sauce For the Blender 4-5 cloves of…

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My first version had some real problems. It was clear I needed to learn more about beading. I also made the flowers too big and bulky. This one is much better. Here is a link to my first attempt.

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