Monday, May 31, 2010

IT's Cool2CRAFT Monday!

It's a great line up today:

Heidi Borchers demonstrating Cool Washer Jewelry

Lisa Fulmer stamping with out ink pads

Tiffany Windsor with water bottle bracelets

And I'll be demonstrating Polymer Clay Characters....this one is a suprize but I reallllllly think you are going to LOVE IT!!'s this weeks Cool2Craft Special:

Get a FREE ONLINE POLYMER CLAY CLASS ($15 value) for FREE when you sign up for the Pom Club or if you purchase the Full POM CD!

Here's how the POM club works - each month you receive a fully colored stepped out project featuring a whimsical clay character.  This membership is for the 2010 calendar year meaning, you will receive all the projects from January 2010 to December 2010.  Plus access to the members only blog where I share additional tips not mentioned in the project.  Pom downloads are available thru the POM club members only blog.

Just less than $4 per month - only $40 for the year.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Wire wrapped fabric floral bracelet!

I vowed this year would be the year I would try all sorts of new things in crafting.  So good...not as much as I would like, but Ive been able to take a few days away from my usual crafts to explore fabric.

Here's a recent sampling of a whimsical wire covered flower bracelet I made.

It was a lot of fun...and a challenge too considering my sewing machine is a 35 year old Kenmore who gets a little cranky at times.... This is so cute on especially with a plain black tee....

What new creative things will you challenge yourself to this year?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Monday's Cool2Craft Line Up

It's Polymer Clay characters on Cool2Craft. Find out what surprize character I will be making. 

Join Tiffany Windsor, Host and her guests:
Lisa Fulmer - sharing 5 easy ways to stamp....WITHOUT a stamp pad....this is intriquing....
Heidi Borchers shares washer jewelry! - Monday 11am central, NOON eastern and 9am Pacific

It's a crafty fun hour and a half!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fusion Illusion class photos from CrafTECH University

I believe CrafTECH University is the first of it's kind. It offers LIVE - Interactive - In real time video driven classes. We literally had students from all over the world, from the East and West Coast of the US to Liverpool England. We were all able to get together is a relaxing aptmosphere, learn and enjoy one another's creativity.

The unique features of this room are that the video pane floats and can be enlarged according to your personal preferences. We can also view up to 6 webcams at any given time.  Detailed close up video allows you to see exactly what the instructor is doing.

And because we have the control to turn on and off webcams- anyone can share - just as if they were sitting right next to you.

This happens to be a photo of one of our students in Liverpool England showing us how she is using the hotwater method to melt her plastic.

At the end of class they were given the assignment to finish their pendants and send me photos.  Look how great they did!  Most of these students had NEVER worked with Friendly Plastic before.

This is Molly F.'s photo

From Lisa R.

 From Dee P.

 And from Pat G.

Quick learners for sure!!! They have definately become Friendly Plastic Addicts!

If you wanted to take this class but missed it - Don't worry - YOU CAN!  That's another great feature of this format is that the class is recorded and you can purchase the recorded version. 

Only $12.00 and a link will be provided and send to you via email for you to view as often as you would like.  Start and - rewatch....

There are so many more classes available at CraftTECH University. So check them all out.  Polymer clay - Turquoise, Terrific Textures and more - CLICK HERE

Purchase of the live classes includes the links to view the recorded versions on demand. Interact, Create and have fun!

Linda Peterson is compensated and endorsed by AMACO. The guests features may or may not have any affiliation with AMACO.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


This month's featured project is the little ducky!  It's sink or swim!  If you are a pom club member -find out the inspiration for this duck by going to the members only blog.  CLICK HERE

If you're not a member of the Project of the Month club - it's not too late.  You still get all the great projects for the year!  More information on the sidebar.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


We're happy to say that the recording of today's class is available online.  So - if you weren't able to make it, want to see how our format to see how it works, well, here is your chance. 

With the recorded version, you can start and stop at leisure and view it on demand.  The down side is that you can not 'undock' the instructors video panel meaning that "one size of video" is all you get.  Also, this format is not live and no other support is given.

To view the video, simply go to the "view" menu at the upper left corner of the screen.  Drop down to video and you will notice that the instructor video panel will appear.  You can actually turn off all the other panels to make viewing more enjoyable.

Recorded version of this class is only $12.00 and I can tell you there is a wealth of information packed into this hour and a half presentation.

A link to the access the recorded video will be sent to you via your email.


Friday, May 21, 2010

THINK PINK! - Pom clubs and other stuff

So last week was polymer clay week...and I loved getting all those entries!  This weeks theme...I believe is going to be "PINK"!  So send me anything that oozes pink!

In line with that, the POM club project this month will also be featuring pink.  I won't reveal the character, but I will reveal that the inspiration for the character is the BREAST CANCER AWARENESS pink ribbon.  Yesterday, I met up with Mariah's school nurse, who is just recovering from a blast of chemo and finishing up radiation treatments.  My mother has also been diagnosed with breast cancer in the past couple of years.  That's when it hit me again, that breast cancer or cancer for that fact is an incidious disease and takes it's toll on far tooo many great people.  Yes I know this is not Breast Cancer Awareness Month...but why does there have to be a month?...unfortunately women are diagnosed everyday....

So...this months feature will be a pink ribbon..."suprize" celebrate all the lives that have been lost, all the lives that are fighting and all the battles with cancer that have been won!

So...please share your PINK...especially Breast Cancer pink related craft items and if you care...a story to go along with it about your inspiration.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cool2Craft Links

Monday's Cool2Craft LIVE interactive TV was filled with lots of great demos.

Just in case you missed today’s show, here is the link to watch the entire episode in our playback room or if you prefer. . . here’s the links to the demo segments that we’ve posted on the Cool2Craft YouTube channel including how to. . . create the coolest altered art wood Wish Block by Elizabeth Diamond, Make Healthy Fun Container Garden Ideas by Joan Fee, create Friendly Plastic Splash Nugget Beads by Linda Peterson and Easy Stenciling with freezer paper by Tiffany Windsor. Eileen Hull and Julianna Hudgins also reported from the National Stationery Show in New York but the air card connection was spotty so we’re going to wait for Eileen to check in LIVE on next Monday’s show so we can get the full scoop!

The coolest thing about watching Cool2Craft LIVE is that you can ask the guests questions right after their demos – LIVE in the chatroom! It’s cool!

Monday May 17,2010 guest web/blog links:

Elizabeth Diamond –

Joan Fee –

Tiffany Windsor –

Linda Peterson – and

Eileen Hull –

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

More delicious Polymer Clay - An extention of polymer clay week!

I applogize folks, I got sooo busy last week that I didn't have a chance to post all the delicious PC entries that I received from Facebook! So here goes! (Oh I love's wonderful to be able to share others work)

From MastRpieces Unlimited

Linda Hess at

From Blue Hills Treasure Chest designs by Terri Calbert

This Adorable polymer clay bear by Jenny Cox of


This from Patricia Bannister of

I hope you enjoyed this little Art-Ezibit!  Please make sure to visit all of the links posted to view more of the artists work.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Cool2Craft Monday and Friendly Plastic Pellets

Once again it's Cool2Craft Monday!  Today Im working with Friendly Plastic Pellets to create splash beads.  These beads really are bright and beautiful and....because you made them...they come in every color!

 Here's the rest of the line up

Lots of fun creative chat and I would love to have you join me LIVE!!!  I'll answer your questions on air too!

As a special this week - I am offering a  1 oz SAMPLE of pellets for just $3.95 to try them out.

You can purchase other Friendly Plastic Supplies at and click on SHOPPING

Also we are SOLD OUT for Thursdays Fusion Illusion Class and have only 2 spaces left for the Fusion Illusion Class on Saturday May 22nd at CrafTECH University.  We have added and will add more new classes this week.  So Check it out.

Linda Peterson is compensated and endorsed by AMACO. The guests features may or may not have any affiliation with AMACO.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Im trying to be more organized and blog more!  I really enjoy sharing everyone's creativity so I've decided to start a Tuesday Blog HOP! 

I was on Cool2Craft yesterday and featured my polymer clay shaving cream bead technique that I call "Quick Coral".    If you missed it you can click here to view the recorded show.

I also sent out the call to all my facebook fans to send me links of their polymer clay work and I would feature them!

The above design is by:  Deanna Sherrill - Click here to view her facebook photos

RoseQuartz beads by JoAnne King

Yesterday’s Cool2Craft LIVE interactive TV was filled with lots of great demos. We’d love to have you join us LIVE every Monday at noon Eastern!

Just in case you missed yesterday’s show, here are the links to the demo segments including how to…make totes from pet food bags by Lorine Mason, how to make water bottle button bracelets by Heidi Borchers, how to make the look of forged foil by Tiffany Windsor, how to make shaving cream polymer clay beads by Linda Peterson and how to update cardstock with shimmers by Ann Butler.

The coolest thing about watching Cool2Craft LIVE is that you can ask my guests questions right after their demos – LIVE in the chatroom! It’s cool!

Monday May 10, 2010 guest web/blog links:

Lorine Mason –

Heidi Borchers – and

Tiffany Windsor – and

Linda Peterson – and

Ann Butler –

My Featured book for this week is:

Only $10.00 - Free Shipping and I'll throw in a little Sumthin Sumthin with your order!

20 pages and LOTS of projects!

To learn more about polymer clay...why not take a class?  CrafTECH University is the premiere online site to offer totally live...totally interactive web classes.  That's right REAL TIME - not picture driven...but live demo driven!  Next polymer clay class - MAGIC OF TURQUOISE is May 31st.  Click here for more information.

I'd love for you to friend me on facebook!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Cool2Craft Monday - Polymer Clay Week

It's time for another Cool2Craft Monday demo and I've chosen polymer clay beads as the subject this week.  So join me to see shaving cream beads live on webtv.  Dont worry if you can't make can watch a recording of the show at your convenience.  My Bead Technique is our blog special for the week.  A $10 special and Free Shipping.

New events coming up:  CraftTechU has just announced a new polymer clay class on Monday May 31st.  See the details by clicking here.

In honor of polymer clay week here on the blog - send me your polymer clay photos and I'll feature you.  Hurry....the blog hop is Tuesday!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Monday's Cool2Craft Line up - Courtesy of Tiffany Windsor

Here's Monday's Cool2Craft line up courtesy of Tiffany Windsors blog:

Join me Monday at noon Eastern for the coolest LIVE demos! Watch from your computer – join in the live text chat. It’s Cool2Craft LIVE interactive TV!
May 10, 2010 Featured Guests:
Heidi Borchers – Button Button BraceletClick here to read more!
Lorine Mason – Repurposed Dog Food Bags - Click here to read more!
Ann Butler - Updated Cardstock – Click here to read more!
Linda Peterson - Polymer Clay Beads– Click here to read more!
Tiffany Windsor (that’s me) - Aleene’s Forged Foil – Click here to read more!
If you are a member of Facebook – click here to watch the LIVE show.
Everyone else can watch the LIVE show by clicking here!
Monday May 3, 2010 Noon Eastern (11 am Central, 10 am Mountain, 9 am Pacific)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Featuring the Claywork of Helen Dorn

Facebook is a great way to meet new friends of common interest.  Each week, I attend Cool2Craft Live where I met Helen Dorn.  We "friended" each other and last week I had a chance to chat with her.  I can tell you there is a load of talented artists on Facebook and Helen is among them.  Her clay characters have such a charm factor to them that makes them hard to resist!

Helen Terlalis Dorn has been a polymer clay artist since 1990 when she did her first local show in Charleston, SC and sold out before the show officially started!!  Helen relates that her "clay idols" - Shelly Comisky and myself were an inspiration to her from the very beginning. She has been featured on morning television news shows in Roanoke and Richmond, VA while participating in large convention shows up north.  She now lives in Viera, FL and continues to do shows there in sunny paradise. 

 It's no surprize to me that her clay figures are a HOT commodity...and that she sold out BEFORE the show! I am truely honored to be an inspiration to her!
Please visit her whimsical world at

Monday, May 3, 2010

It's Cool2Craft Monday

I get more an more excited when I see all the great things that are happening online with the world of crafting. I sooo miss the days of craft tv...I miss Carol Duvall (personally AND the SHOW!)...I miss Aleene's Creative Living, my aunt June was a guest on Aleene's show...I miss everything about the way that Craft TV inspired all of us.

Well...a bunch of us designers have gotten together and said...enuf is enuf! We took it into our own hands and while it is taking a bit of hard work to launch we are seeing the fruits of our labors.

Im on each Monday with exception of a few - on COOL2Craft Live hosted by Aleene's daughter Tiffany Windsor. She's on a quest to gather together 1 MILLION viewers who think it's cool 2 craft! I know she can do it.

Today I featured Jewelry basics and my latest book - Beading in No Time.

Gotta get back to those boring as we all may think they can never practice them to much or ever stray away from them because everthing in life will fall apart if you do!

As soon as the archived link is available I will post it. You can go to to watch any of the shows.

I also talked about my latest venture...which is SOOO COOL! LIVE INTERACTIVE WEB CLASSES.  This allows you to take classes from the industries BEST TOP designers right from your own home.  Saves you money...saves us time...We get to meet and talk with you....and you talk back to us....We're all happy - Life is good.

More information click here:

Next big question...where to buy Friendly Plasic...well...FRIENDLY PLASTIC MARKETPLACE!  will solve that problem

And last....Next week - I'll be featuring a technique from my How To Make Polymer Clay Beads and Bead Techniques in a segment called PLAY WITH POLYMER CLAY.

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