Beach Grass Palette | Premo Color Recipes Vol-062-B

Beach Grass Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor1-B: Sun Kissed
Seed Head
Wet Sand
Ocean Mist

Last week I showed you a color recipe palette (Vol-062-A Fetching Vetch Flower), based on some Vetch Flowers that had entwined themselves around some grass stems on a sandy dune along the coast of Oregon.

For this next palette, I chose a photo taken at the same time by Doug, but this time of only the seed heads of the beach grasses that were swaying in the ocean breeze.

There is something so soothing about the colors in this photo and palette. It’s funny… peaceful colors seem to be what I am gravitating to the most lately. It must be my way of trying to balance all the chaos in my life right now.

From the conversations I am having with you all… it appears that I am not the only one to be swept off their feet by today’s hectic lifestyles. I think we are all so bombarded with information, tasks and the hubbub of just trying to make a living, that it is time that we all take a deep breath… soak in the beauty that nature surrounds us with, and slow down enough to enjoy life a little!

So, this calming color inspiration is my gift of balance to you. Sit down for a while and mix up a batch of these calming colors and make yourself some pretty new Summer jewelry. It will be like taking that long needed trip to the beach… even if it is only in your imagination!

Beach Grass Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor

Everyone who is subscribed to our Polymer Clay Guest List will be able to download the following recipes free, one per week on Friday mornings during the month of July 2013:

  • Sun Kissed (Recipe 062-1B)
  • Seed Head (Recipe 062-2B)
  • Wet Sand (Recipe 062-3B)
  • Ocean Mist (Recipe 062-4B)

[wp_ad_camp_1]Sun Kissed is a warm sandy beige that is seen in the highlights where the sun sits on the Beach Grass as it sways in the breeze. Seed Head is the darker, more golden color most dominant in the seed heads of the grass. Wet Sand is the soft sandy brown of the blurred wet sand in the background of this photo. And Ocean Mist is the gray blue of the sky and the sea as the mix into a fine mist in the salt air.

The recipes described above are from the Volume-062 B-Series Palette. They are free to download for everyone subscribed to my Polymer Clay Guest List, Friday Email Newsletter.

If you want to see the Volume-062 A-Series Color Palette that paid library members will also receive during the month of July, then click here: Fetching Vetch Palette

Very lovely colors Cindy. You always come up with the best names to go with them. ~DixieAnn-S

I enjoy all your colors you have come up with. Thank goodness you do not mind sharing your color mixtures. Thank-you Cindy. ~Lynn-W

Your color palettes are always gorgeous. You do such a good job of making matches to photos. ~Freda-K


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  1. Cheyrl B, 24 June, 2013

    I am interested in starting a meetup for mixed media crafters in my area but have no idea how to do it. There are groups but the closest one is 30 miles away and with the price of gas these days I would rather have one closer. I was thinking of printing up flyers in the area where I live and posting a notice at the mail drop. I have a large family room downstairs that would be ideal for the purpose.Has anyone gone to any of these and am I getting in over my head? I do better when I have others who share my interests and enthusiasm and have the same goals. Competitiveness is not in my nature so I fit in well with others doing the same thing.Any advice would be extremely appreciated.

  2. Dixie Ann, 26 June, 2013

    Cheryl B. I can think of nothing more exciting than to get a mixed media group going no matter where you live. The ideas, support and commraderie you gain from this group is priceless. Humans by nature strive to learn and seek the company of others who do the same. “The best teachers are those whole learn from their students.” I ran a large knitting machine group and was always under the gun to come up with new ideas, tips, and techniques. I loved being able to share with others and help perfect these. I learned more from this group because their ideas were extensions of love for this craft.
    I think your idea of posting flyers is great, but also don’t forget about social media, it is a great way to inform others of your intended group. Mixed Media consumes so many ideas and concepts, it is a never ending, growing body of
    talent that will draw people together for all the right reasons. You might also want to think about putting a small ad in your little weekly paper in your area or hire a high school student to pass out flyers door to door. There are numerous ways to get peoples attention. However you do it, good luck to you and I hope you enjoy many happy hours and meet tons of new friends. :)

  3. Cheyrl B, 27 June, 2013

    Dixie, you always know the right thing to say thank you, Now picture me slapping my forehead ( hard ) and saying DUHH! I did just recently get a Twitter account andit would be the perfect place to start, also a woman just moved in around the corner who makes candles as well as other things and I have been meaning to introduce myself to her, she might want to join and know others who would be interested as she goes often to the farmers markets to sell her pruducts. Most things are right there in front of your face if you just pull your head out of your …..self absorbtion….. to look.
    Cindy, I am going to cover a small jar with scrap clay and put a candle in it to see if the clay will hold up on a hot jar. I want to see if burns or just gets soft but holds it’s shape, has anyone tried this yet?

  4. Tantesherry, 27 June, 2013

    hi Cheryl- I’ve used the little tea light candles in a beer bottle I cut and sanded smooth with out any problem:)
    good luck:)

  5. Cheyrl B, 27 June, 2013

    Thank’s, as long as it doesn’t ruin the clay on the jar I can offer them as candle holders as well as bathsalts andf other drt products, they would make excellent jars for the cookies and cakes in a jar that I used to make for x-mas.

  6. Cheyrl B, 24 June, 2013

    I forgot to add, my area is Monticello New York

  7. Janet M, 24 June, 2013

    Came across your fabulous tutorials yesterday and want to thank you so much! You really do get to the point and offer tips in such a positive way! Thanks again!

  8. Ken Hamilton, 25 June, 2013

    Beautiful, I love “beach” colors the neutrals, and the colors that are just a bit to the grey or tan side.

  9. Patt W, 25 June, 2013

    Not surprising – you so often post palettes of what I am doing currently!! Love that……The colors are perfect – I have been making molds of beachy stuff-shells, mostly. So the palette is just what I need. Thank you AGAIN!

    Molds are somewhat expensive – so I am making my own. This is so much FUN. I have a huge stash of shells (Lived in Texas no far from beaches) so that plus some silicone mold making stuff – I took OFF LOL

    I don’t sell my jewelry, so don’t post pics. But this will be an exception – pics later!!

  10. Tantesherry, 25 June, 2013

    I love that mold stuff too Patt:)
    I also love it when people post pictures – so Yay :)

  11. Tantesherry, 25 June, 2013

    when I 1st saw these my head said ‘so calm’
    & its a nice time for calm (smiling)

  12. Dixie Ann, 26 June, 2013

    What a refreshing soothing palette of colors. I am a bright bold color person but once in awhile it’s nice to have to take a breath and just soak in the warm muted colors of life. Funny I have just been doing that the last couple of days so this will be an extension of my laid back life right now. What I wouldn’t give to enjoy a sandy walk along a beach to enjoy these colors!

  13. Peggy Barnes, 26 June, 2013

    The color palette is as inspirational as always. Never a dull unwanted color in your palettes. So much thought and creativity is seen in each of them.
    Thank you once again for the beauty in your colorful life.

  14. Peggy Barnes, 26 June, 2013

    A big Happy Birthday to the young man of the hour. You know who I am talking about. Hope you had a wonderful day.

  15. Gail P, 29 June, 2013

    I love your color palettes and Doug’s pictures for the backgrounds.
    Do you have all of the color mixes in an ebook for purchase?
    I would like to purchase the recipe cards as I don’t think I would use some of the projects.
    Thank you so much for sharing your tips and know how!

  16. Polymer Clay Tutor Doug Lietz, 29 June, 2013

    Hi Gail,

    Although the plan is to set up a dedicated sales page to make it more convenient for purchasing access to the archived collection of color recipes, we just haven’t had time to get that done yet. Until then, we’ve been fulfilling custom orders based on special requests.

    I just sent you an email with information about how to place an order.

  17. Doreen Neilley, 22 June, 2015

    Howdy, Cindy and Doug!
    I know that the “B” recipes are thank-yous to the people signed up for the newsletter, which I did as SOON as I found your site on the Internet. And I have been saving every one of them since then. I also joined the paid membership group, so that I get the “A” palettes and access to back issues. However, periodically I run across one of the “B” palettes from before I joined and go “Oh! Oh! Oooooh! I WANT that one!” Is there some way that I have missed, or possibly some thought given to creating a way, of having groups of the “B” palette recipes available as paid back issues? I, for one, would be willing to pay to be able to access groups of, say, 10 “B” palettes that were from before I joined the newsletter. {I am having visions of a buffet table stretching into the distance in front of me, and knowing that I am almost certain to want to overfill my plate!! :) }

    Does this appeal to any other Lietz Lingerers? Enough resounding YEAs might persuade Doug to make this happen!

  18. Doug Lietz, 22 June, 2015

    Hi Doreen – I just sent you an email on how to place a special order for any color recipes cards that you are looking to add to your collection.

  19. Doreen Neilley, 22 June, 2015

    I KNEW that you guys would have thought of this already, but I couldn’t find the “B” palettes for sale as such! Oh boy oh boy oh boy!

  20. Chrissie F, 23 June, 2015

    Please will you send me the link too, Doug? Or maybe make it known to all of us? I’m sure there are many who didn’t find you in the early days or hadn’t even started our PC adventures until way after you guys started PCT.

  21. Doug Lietz, 23 June, 2015

    Hi Chrissie… I just sent you an email with some details about purchasing back issues of the older color recipe cards :-)

  22. Chrissie F, 23 June, 2015

    Thanks, Doug. I’m shopping :-)

  23. Chrissie F, 23 June, 2015

    PS Doreen – thanks for bringing up the subject :-)

  24. Marianne H, 25 June, 2015

    Hi Doug;

    Would you please send me the info for purchasing the back B recipes. I am missing the first B recipe all the way up to 53B.

    Thanks for your help.

    Thanks for all that you and Cindy do for us.


  25. Doug Lietz, 26 June, 2015

    Hi Mari… I just sent you an email with all of the details :-)

  26. Beth Sullivan, 28 June, 2015

    Doug if I could get the link as well please. I was so pissed when I realized that all the emails I had carefully saved since joining the newsletter, were useless now that I had a way to store and organize the colors. Thanks a bunch.

    One more question, how long do the B series colors remain available after you send out the weekly newsletter on Friday? Just trying to figure out if I have to make time each Friday to get them or if they are available for the whole month or some other time frame after they are pulished. I sometimes don’t get to read my email everyday because of other more pressing issues in my day job as a physician and my night and weekend pursuits of Polymer Clay Artistry.

    Thanks for info.


  27. Doug Lietz, 28 June, 2015

    Hi Beth… I just sent you the details via email. Thanks for your interest.

    In regards to your question about how long the B-series links remain active in the newsletter… it varies depending on how many weeks are in each month… and also on some other variables with publishing workflow… but you can count on them being available for at least 3 weeks… usually 4 weeks… and sometimes even 5 weeks.

  28. Julia P, 29 June, 2015

    I too would love to purchase some of the older B recipes that I missed out on! Sometimes I get behind and don’t get them saved quickly enough. (I’ve been a paying member for years.) Perhaps Doug can help me out too? Thanks! :)

  29. Doug Lietz, 29 June, 2015

    Check your inbox Julia… I just sent a message with all the details you need to make a purchase. Thanks for your interest.

  30. Jan Davenport, 29 June, 2015

    I am new at using polyclay.

    I want to make a horse head pendant and have one that I can make a mold from. I have read where I can take bathroom silicone and squeeze it in soapy water to make a mold. Would that work or should I buy a silicone kit at craft store? Also should I use a mold release.

    I bought the original Sculpeyto play with because it is softer and does not get hard until baked.I eventually will use Premo as the colors are what I like best. I have bought sterling bails with the pins that insert into the clay. Should I make a slightly smaller hole, bake pendant and then insert bail? How many of you use a protective sealer and what kind?

    Right now I am using hand carved pendants from Indonesia done exclusively for me. I sent them a new design to do for me in January. I just got a photo of the sample and it was so horrible I almost cried. This is why I want to try the polyclay.

    Thanks bunches for any help you can give me..

  31. Cindy Lietz, 30 June, 2015

    Hi Jan, welcome! As far as your DIY Silicone old idea, I have never tried that so I can’t give you any advice on that specifically. I have done a tutorial on making silicone molds using two part putty.Use the search box at the top of the page to find out more about that. In fact all of your questions would be answered best by searching for blog posts on those topics. Good luck and let us know how it goes!

  32. Julia G, 02 July, 2015

    Summer may seem slower….no,not really, you have already given me enough input to stay busy a VERY long time! Nonetheless I will miss you. I know what you are working on will be really helpful even though I don’t understand all of it yet. Happily I am one of your clients ( friends????) who owns everything, meaning I’ll get to see the ” Behind The Scenes” videos! Very excited about that!!! When and how will I get them? I hope all of you have a really happy summer….and it is not ALL work!

  33. Julia G, 02 July, 2015

    Hey those three question marks were meant to be smiley faces…..Ugh!

  34. Nancy Yasuoka, 07 July, 2015

    Hi Doug,
    This is something I have been wondering about for a long time. I would love the information on the older B series recipes. It will give me something to keep myself busy for the remainder of the summer. I just love mixing up those little samples. A suggestion for a possible tutorial for Cindy would be to show us just how she goes about determining how to create her recipes.

  35. Doug Lietz, 07 July, 2015

    Hi Nancy… I just sent you the details via email. Thanks for your interest.

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