Monday, September 28, 2009

When you get that creative juice flowing

There are some days when I can go in my studio and just sit there not knowing what I want to make. Should I make skinner blends, and what colors? I will sit and think and nothing happens. So I will play a little and quit. Then there are days when I have so many ideas I don't know what to do first. I'll have so many thoughts in my brain and then they leave.
This weekend was one of those creative spurts! I played with clay all weekend and listed on Etsy and had gangbuster sales! My canes are small and usually one of a kind so my customers must know this and snatch them up! It's probably that in mind which keeps me going.
I has a custom order for Burberrylicious beads and that is a precision cane which I extrude from a clay gun. By the time I had finished my arm hurt. I need to find an easier way to do that. Carpal tunnel here I come.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Custom Order

Received another custom order from Etsy. They are called Burberylicious. Fun to make and eye appealing.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Treasury West

I am so excited to be included in Treasury West on Etsy!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Wish I made more

Listed these yesterday on Etsy. Sometimes I am not sure about a design, but these turned out better than expected. This morning I get 2 emails from customers who saw them in the morning and they sold by the afternoon. Disappointing I know. My designs are very limited, I make small canes so that my inventory is always new and exciting. Wish I could recreate for them exactly. Then again maybe what will replace them someone may enjoy more. I just love polymer clay and my GREAT CUSTOMERS!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Passed the 500th mark on Etsy!

Today I passed the 500 mark on Etsy! I wish to thank all of my great customers that have been such a pleasure to work with. My beads are going to several different countries now! I may never see Sweden or Australia, but my beads have.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Etsy jewelry artist Mindielee

In an earlier post I mentioned that I had purchased my shipping envelopes from Mindielee. She later purchased beads from me, this morning I get an email waith a picture of what she made from my beads! I love them. Nothing thrills me more than seeing my beads in someones creations. Thanks Mindielee.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009


Originally uploaded by TLS Clay Design

New in my Etsy Store

Sunday, September 06, 2009



Then I see this! Fabulous work Cherin!

Charmed Design Jewelry

Today I was browsing thru some of the blogs I follow and suddenly I recognize the beads! Thrilled each time I see my beads somewhere on the internet by a jewelry artist. I imagine them on someone's arm bringing happiness.
Guess that's what it's all about!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Surprise in a design

When I first made this cane, I was not happy with the original design. The cane sat there on my bench for a few weeks. Looking at it the other night, I cut in several different angles and surprise I liked it!
Polymer clay is amazing!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009


One way to brightem my day is to open the blind in the morning and see these finches feeding in my yard! Such small things in life that can make you smile. I've been told they are stocking up for the winter. At times I may see 4 or more in the yard.
Once in awhile a red cardinal appears along with robins and dove's.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Funny how things happen

I noticed that I was running low on packing envelopes and I would never buy them locally retail because they are too expensive. So I figured that I should buy from a local Etsy person. While searching for the best price I came across Mindilee, and I decided to buy from her shop because she is a beader too. What a delightful seller! Sent immediately even though she did not charge enough for the shipping. When I receive the package, she sends a cute little bear as a Thank You! Such a small thing but put a huge smile on my face knowing there are still nice people out there in this crazy world of ours.
This morning I get a email from her and she is purchasing beads from me! Life works in mysterious ways. I will have to send her something to put that smile on her face!
I love Etsy!