31 October 2015

Happy Halloween!!

Good grief!! Halloween got here much sooner than I expected, so the most I can muster at this late date is something orange. I know, it's feeble, but wait until you see it. As crazy as I am for canes, and for as long as I've been involved with polymer clay (23 years), here is a cane (orange BTW) I've never seen. It's one of many from FIMO Live Journal. Imagine the possibilities just by using different color combinations. You could make a quick pair of earrings to wear with your costume -- you are dressing up, right? Have fun tricking or treating and remember to set your clocks back an hour. Oh, how I love that!!
Photo Credit: FIMO Live Journal

09 October 2015

♪ Happy Birthday dear FIMO, Happy Birthday to you ♪

You will want to be part of this celebration!! 

The 50th Anniversary of FIMO will commemorate the brand AND all the proceeds from auctioning the clay pieces we donate go to two of the polyclay community's favorite charities: The Samunnat Community in Nepal that Cynthia Tinapple works with and Ron Lehocky’s KIDS Center for Pediatric Therapies. Ron is the powerhouse who makes all those magical hearts from our clay leftovers. Get more information below and then start working on your contribution to this once-in-a-lifetime occasion!!

This is a very special moment for the global Polymer Clay community, one of these rare ones that will truly become a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Polymer Clay is about to be fifty years old! The brand that started it all, FIMO, will be fifty in 2016!
It’s all about celebrating how FIMO and Polymer Clay have become such a powerful vehicle to expand and connect our world, making it ever larger, wider and more beautiful.
Here’s the idea: together we want to make a big, International collaborative project with pieces from all over the world that together will create our ‘World’.
And here comes the best part: this initiative, the whole experience, is all non-for-profit, charity-oriented. We want to really make it count: every piece donated will be auctioned online and, once the whole ‘World’ is completed and presented, it will be dismantled. The pieces will travel around the world again to their new owners. And all the proceeds will be sent to two charities that are so dear to the Polymer Clay program worldwide: The Samunnat Community in Nepal and Ron Lehocky’s KIDS Center for Pediatric Therapies.
How to participate? It is so easy! Make an art piece that speaks about you – make it on your own, with your friends, with your guild… send as many as you like! There are no rules! Well, just one: the pieces will be 10cmx10cm approx., so that they will all fit nicely onto the World. The more pieces we all send, the more beautiful the World will be and the more we will collect for our friends!
On October 1st, all the details –how to register, where to send your piece…- will be published on the official ‘FIMO 50 World Project’ website. Right now, let’s all start to create our art pieces!
Thank you so much!!