#3 Update: Facebook Polymer Clay Contest: Carolyn-F with 16 Points

Facebook Polymer Clay Contest Update16 Points: Carolyn-F
15 Points: Brenda-M
12 Points: Melinda-H
6 Points: Cindy-R

The 16, 15, 12, 6 number tallies above, show who has racked up the most points in the current Bead Giveaway Contest, since the last July 22, 2010 update post (see Facebook Polymer Clay).

Other members who have also uploaded project pictures to the Facebook Gallery page since the last update, include:

  • Elizabeth-S
  • DJ
  • Loretta-C
  • Catalina
  • Lupe-M
  • Susan-B
  • Koolbraider

It is SO GREAT to see all of you playing with your clay!!! By the way, if you are also posting project pictures at your own blogs and web sites, be sure to let me know where to find them. You do this by making a comment under your photo(s) at the Facebook Gallery page. This will ensure that you receive those bonus points each week.

So far, Carolyn-F (16 pts) and Brenda-M (15 pts) have been seesawing back in forth in that lead position. To secure that top spot, all you have to do is upload the most photos over the next 7 day period. I wonder who it will be next week…

Here Are This Week’s Project Photo Thumbnail’s:

Facebook Polymer Clay Contest Update

Larger Images Here: Polymer Clay Facebook Gallery:

If you have questions, comments, suggestions, please post them here at my blog in the comment section below.

Well done to everyone for getting set up on facebook and sharing your amazing pieces. ~Susan-B

WOW… what a beautiful collection of polymer clay work! Way to go Brenda and Carolyn! Hey, I am just warming up.. but I bet it will be hard to catch up to you ladies! Great work everyone!!! ~Lupe-M

Great job to everyone who posted on fb! You’re work continually inspires me! ~Tanya-L

After the messy start I had, Cindy put me right, so I went back and “fixed’ all my silly mistakes. Don’t worry about when and what you put in, or how much. It is just the fun of it really, and seeing all the beautiful items that others do is a joy. Great inspirations too. Congrats Cindy, for devising the Facebook gallery for us. A wonderful addition to our blog here and the weekly video newsletter. Just love it. ~Elizabeth-K

I LOVE seeing everyone’s work!! It’s so inspiring for me. Thank you everyone, for sharing. ~Elizabeth-S

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  1. Jocelyn, 28 July, 2010

    Cindy and Doug, thanks so much for taking the time to design a fun way for folks here to showcase their wonderful work. I know it takes a lot of time to get all on board with new formats and systems, but, once that’s done, then it’s just a glorious picture share for all of us to oogle either here, or on Facebook.

    What a great way for everyone to show the results of learning new techniques here. Inspired for us to challenge our creativity.

    I love it.

  2. Phaedrakat, 29 July, 2010

    I love it, too! You guys have also helped a lot of people discover (maybe forced a couple–to their delight,) Facebook’s ease of use and promotion potential. I hope that we’ve been able to make more people aware of just how great the Polymer Clay Tutor’s video tutorials are. I wasn’t able to get over there yesterday either, so I’m over a week from seeing the photo gallery. I know there’s going to be some gorgeous peices to look at—can’t wait! I need to take a little nap, tho’ first. 5 AM is a bit early for me to be up…

    Have a great day, everyone! I hope you are all feeling great today, and that Joyce’s husband gets some great news, Catalina’s healing/recuperating nicely, and that Tiffany’s getting ready for that first step (I’ve been praying it will go well.) I’ve been praying for all of you especially, and for our group in general. Such a wonderful, caring group of artists here! Hope you all have a fabulous day! ~Kat

  3. Brenda, 24 August, 2010

    Just Checking…. Is this contest over ? I haven’t seen an announcement yet as to who won.

  4. Phaedrakat, 24 August, 2010

    @Brenda: I don’t think so — and you know me, I’ve read every comment & post… ;D
    Cindy might have been waiting for everyone to get confident with using the Facebook gallery. But it certainly looks like most are ready now. Lot’s of beautiful things! (Although you’ve had it perfected from the beginning…)

    @All: See Cindy’s comment here: Temporary Bug

    The upgrades at the blog created a bug that’s causing comments to be “Moderated” when the REPLY button is used. Let’s avoid this feature in the meantime, so we can save them a TON of work! (I’m sorry if I’m overstepping my bounds, here — just trying to help!) Pass it on…

    ADDED NOTE: Thanks Kat for mentioning this. And no you are not overstepping your bounds. It will be very helpful if everyone could refrain from using the “Reply” feature until I can get the bug fixed. You don’t have to stop replying and commenting… just don’t click on the Reply Link until this is fixed. Hopefully it won’t be too long. Thanks. … And in regards to the contest, it is still going. ~Doug

  5. Marela Saldaña, 27 August, 2010

    Hi Cindy receive regards from Guadalajara méxico, I´m so happy receiving my weekely tutorial, I´ve done beautiful things. I think that no one else do this down here, I don´t know anyone who works with polymer clay to make beads, in fact ther is only one place wher I can find polymery clay and it is sculpey III which I know is not the best to work with, but is has worked ok.

    My question is thas when I put a gloss glaze (triple thick from Deco Art), some times it ends sticky and my beads stick to each other. A friend of mine is going to USA and I would like to know which one to ask her to bring it to me. Some time ago I saw one that you recomended but I can´t find it in your blog, was some used for wood, could you please tell me which one is??? thank you so much for this and for all your beautifull and usefull ideas.

    Marcela Saldaña

  6. Brenda, 27 August, 2010

    Oh wow, I just notice when clicking my name it takes me directly to my blog.. How nice. Hats off to you Doug for tackling redoing the site. I need to do My Day Care site and dread it! I dont think people realize how much work is involved when editing all the pages.

  7. Phaedrakat, 29 August, 2010

    @Marela Saldaña: Hi Marela, welcome! Happy to meet a clayer from Mexico! I’m so happy to hear that you are enjoying your videos. I love them so much, too! I am sorry that there aren’t many clay products available to you, though. Perhaps as you and your polymer clay beads become famous, everyone will demand clay and supplies so they can copy your art. Then the stores will be forced to carry clay supplies! ;-)

    The wood finish you read about is called Varathane, and there are several types. You want the interior, water-based kind — called Rust Oleum Varathane Diamond Polyurethane Interior (Water-Based.) The link takes you to an article with a photo of the product (to show your friend.) There’s also a link to sellers on Amazon. Varathane’s available in many places, like home improvement stores and Walmart; there shouldn’t be any trouble finding it. Just make sure your friend gets the right one for you, because the are other types (oil-based, outdoor types) are NOT compatible with polymer clay.

    This article has some other finishes you may want to try, as well. Future floor finish is also very good and economical (called “Pledge with Future Shine” now,) and the glazes made by the clay manufacturers have improved quite a bit. Studio by Sculpey glossy or satin glaze is one great example…and I’ve been hearing good things about Fimo’s glossy glaze, as well. Here are a couple articles about the Future floor wax, which is now called “Pledge with Future Shine”, in case you want to read about that product, too:

    Finishing Polymer Clay Bead
    Future Floor Polish for Polymer Clay

    Try reading the comments underneath the articles, too…they often have additional information that isn’t found in the original post…

    Best of luck to you, Marela! ~Kat

  8. Marcela Saldaña, 05 September, 2010

    Thank you so much for your information, I hope that my friend can bring it to me but if not I´ll try to find it here or buy it in amazon.
    Good luck and regards from México

  9. Marela Saldaña, 03 September, 2010

    Thank you so much for your answer, it was very useful. I don´t know if my friend is going to be able to bring it to me because of all the flight regulations, I hope she does. I just found here the oil based one and as I read it is not compatible I did not buy it, There are other brands water based but I was confused because the store person told me that it may washout if my beads got wet, but maybe I´ll try it anyway in case my friends could not bring it to me.

    Thank you again and hugs from Guadalajara México and if you are planning to come to Guadalajara México please contact me because I´ll be glad to have you get you to know my city,


  10. Judy, 05 September, 2010

    How do you make a real life size cinnamon roll out of polymer clay or any other material?

  11. Phaedrakat, 11 September, 2010

    @Judy: I’m surprised one of our creative members didn’t jump in here to help you with this! There are probably lots of ways to make a cinnamon roll with clay. One way it seems like you could do it, would be to start with a long log/strip of “browned dough-colored” clay. You’d need something like a dark embossing powder, grated mud clay or oil pastels — or maybe real cinnamon — mixed in to look more realistic. You’d need to sprinkle the embossing powder or whatever “cinnamon mixture” on one inside edge of the log & roll it up into a cinnamon roll…letting the ‘cinnamon mixture’ show between the swirls of the delicious pastry. :D (I just thought, you might also be able to use tinted TLS for the cinnamon mixture, or maybe inks to ‘darken’ those ‘inside edges’ a little — probably have to experiment.)

    Next you need glaze…most likely involves liquid clay. There are some icing recipes on one of the other threads…but maybe not quite right for these rolls. There are lots of other recipes out on the web, though…especially with the popular food charms & doll house goodies. I know Catalina has made some cute dollhouse items, and probably some of you others, too. I’ll just leave this as a ‘bump’…and hope someone else helps Judy. That is, if she hasn’t baked those delicious cinnamon rolls already…from a recipe of her own! ;D

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