Friday, March 23, 2007

Our Guild Website has Moved and Evolved

Please visit us at our new location: www.pcagoe.wordpress.com

Thank you for all your support. We look forward to seeing you at our new website!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Check out my swaps!







My third clutch of dragon babies are ready to leave the nest, I'm so proud of them! These are my offerings in my third Christi Friesen-themed dragon bead swap, all of which I have signed up for at the swaps page on Polymer Clay Central. Swapping is so fun. This time around, one of the major issues was to try to keep our dragons to the size of a quarter. In the first two rounds, the dragons were rather large and dare I say- unwearable. I plan to put all 25 (whew!) of mine into a shadow box once I get my swapped dragons. It is so fun to get a box in the mail with other artist's interpretations of the theme, I can't wait!!! And, I was really smart- the swap is for two groups of 5, and this time I made myself one of each to keep!!!! They are embellished with Swarovski Crystal chatons and either goldfilled or sterling silver eyes. So fun!

Thursday, March 1, 2007

March Challenge Info

Congratulations to the winner of our first challenge Sandy of http://bencandance.etsy.com/
Awesome job!
Sandy won some great prizes and you could have the opportunity to win some great prizes as well.

Here are the details for the March 2007 challenge:

The theme is to create something inspired by your favorite song.
Deadline to enter March 23, 2007
Send a photo or photos of your entry piece to Tamara via convo on etsy by March 23, 2007: http://blockpartypress.etsy.com/

The contest is open to all members, if you want to join us please send a convo to me Ilysa via etsy and I will send you the details.
http://ilysaart.etsy.com/

The March challenge is being sponsored by Lisa Pavelka, who has generously donated a $25.00 gift certificate for her shop. Check out Lisa's shop and all her goodies and her beautiful work.

Lisa Pavelka http://heartinhandstudio.com/

Covered in Clay http://coveredinclay.com/

Anne Igou http://blusingmarie.com/

Claying Around in Cortona: September 15 -22, 2007; Tuscany, Italy - http://hometown.aol.com/upcoevents/polymerclayworkshop.html

Thanks to everyone who made the first challenge so successful!

And the Winner is.............

Congratulations to (drum roll) bencandance.etsy.com and her pieces Love is Ageless for winning our first Monthly Challenge!!!! The competition was fierce, and the lead changed many times over the 2 days of voting. Second place was only 3 votes behind the winner. Sandy will receive 10 blocks of clay, 3 tins, 3 sets of beads, a $10 gift certificate to Michael's and $10 gift certificate to ilysaart.etsy.com and of course the prestige of winning!


In all, we received 116 votes. The flickr prize photo received almost 300 hits. Many of the entrants commented that it was difficult to pick their favorite and that the contest was great because they found so many new favorites! The voter winner was picked this morning using an old standby, names in a bucket with the winner being chosen by a non-biased 4 year old!












And the winner was snowyangel .etsy.com! Thanks to all of the all of the contest entrants!



Remember to look out for Ilysa's post for the March Challenge.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Member Gallery #5

Click pictures to visit individual member's shops!


















Member Gallery #4

Click pictures to visit individual member's shops!




































































Sunday, February 25, 2007

February Romance Challenge Entries

Here are the entries for the February Romance Challenge. Everyone did an amazing job. Thanks to all that participated! I will post a forum thread tomorrow to start the voting. The winner will be announced on March 1st! Pictures of the winner prize and the voter prize are listed on the guild's flickr site.

#1. Surrounded in Love by DeerCrossDesigns.etsy.com

















#2. Charles Goes All Out for Valentine's Day by nothinglikeit.etsy.com


















#3. Deceitful Romance - Love Potion Ring by HardflowerStudios.etsy.com













#4. Love is in the Air by ilysaart.etsy.com


















#5. Petals and Lace by hambacreations.etsy.com


















#6. Wedding Dove Jewelry Box by CookiesCreations.etsy.com
















#7. Little Hearts by Polyclarific.etsy.com















#8. Garden of Romance Tile Bracelet by thecolorofdreams.etsy.com
















#9. I Brought You a Daisy by BreezyDawnDesigns.etsy.com




















#10. Love is Ageless by bencandance.etsy.com






















#11. Love is Meow-velous by artsyclay.etsy.com



















#12. Red Bird Romance by treasurefield.etsy.com






















#13. Crazy Heart by maureenthomasdesigns.etsy.com





















#14. Spring Romance Cha Cha Bracelet by madeinlowell.etsy.com






















#15. Romance in Bloom by MithrillDreams.etsy.com

















#16. Polymer, Sterling and Copper Heart Pendant by StonehouseStudio.etsy.com

















#17. A Gentle Kiss by blockpartypress.etsy.com