Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Time to Share

I grew up as an only child (yeah, yeah, yeah, Bev, I'm not any more!!), so I didn't have any concept of sharing. My toys were my toys. My food was my food. My room was my room. Hmmm. Not much has really changed, I guess. :-)

Actually, I do like to share some things. Not too long ago I shared a free peyote pattern for an ichthus fish design. I still haven't made one of these for myself - it's on my to-do list. My friend and fellow beadweaver Carol Dean (aka SandFibers) also shared a free peyote design on her blog (and be sure to follow the link to read her interview).

And now I have another goody to share, for any of you aspiring polymer clay artists out there.

This is from a newsletter I received from one of my favorite polymer clay artists, Christi Friesen. Christi has a very distinctive style to her work, and I was lucky enough to be able to take one of her classes at the Bead and Button show in 2009 (and I'm sooooooo tempted to sign up for one of her steampunk classes this year!). The class was a load of fun, and I learned a lot; and although I still haven't gotten around to using the POUNDS of polymer clay I have stashed away, I now have some ideas churning.

The thing I wanted to share is that Christi is offering a free online class to learn how to make this Frost Faerie. She has some special deals on purchasing the materials you'll need, although I'm sure you could supply your own to make your own version.

There are some other online classes on her website, for those of you who can't travel to shows to take a class from her in person.

Feel free to leave a comment if you have anything of your own you'd like to share!

1 comment:

Whskr & Dash Kitten said...

Oh that is so pretty. It's funny, as it's hot summer weather here in New Zealand but I love the coll frosty colours Christi has used, they make the fairy sparkle!