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I am announcing my big sale today.

If you go to my Etsy shop and put GRATITUDE in as the coupon code, you will get 20% off until Dec. 29.

You will find wonderful things there for your friends, sisters, mom, aunts and nieces. And mentors.

Shop in your pajamas!



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This is my entry for this month’s Challenge by the Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy.

Our theme this month is “based on a book or story”. I chose to portray the waterfalls in the Elves homeworld in Middle Earth, Rivendell.

I made the pendant from one of my signature translucent Stroppel canes, this time in watery blue. Each chain is attached to the back of the pendant with a tiny armature and then passes through a tunnel to the front.

I had a lot of fun making this pendant. It is a hoot to wear.

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I just received an email from my favorite jewelry supply vendor, Fire Mountain Gems, that my profile is live in the Jewelry Artist Success Stories section of their website.

Here’s the link:

The pendant that you see above was made from the trimmings from creating my Cherry Blossom necklace. The pendant is composed primarily of translucent polymer clay made into a Stroppel Cane.

Both the Cherry Blossom necklace and the pendant above are available on my Etsy shop LadyFlowersbySusan. It comes with matching earrings.

I also learned that the pendants I donated to Fire Mountain Gems to sell to raise money for Breast Cancer Research will go live on the website October 1. Every bit of the money they receive from the sales will go to Breast Cancer Research.

Watch this space.

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Intrepid readers will remember this pendant from a previous post.

I made it from the trimmings of the Cherry Blossom necklace that was featured on Craft Gossip last week. I used a technique called the Stroppel cane, a wonderful technique invented by Alice Stroppel to recycle beautiful clay. Most people lay their beautiful scraps on sheets of black clay, but since my scraps were all translucent clay, I used a very thin layer of “18K Gold” Premo clay for my base.

I posted this to the Stroppel Cane Group on Flickr. This morning Alice Stroppel stopped by and said this: “Wow, I’ve never seen a Stroppel cane like this. It is really special, so light and pretty”. Then she favorited it!

Blushing and smiling.

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