Saturday, November 14, 2009
Quiltmakers' "Follow the 100 Blocks" blog tour-WINNERS
Good Morning and Happy Saturday. First thank you to the overwhelming response to out blog on the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour. This was our first internet blog tour and it was fun. I would like to announce the winners of our Blog Tour participants.
1st Prize- Julie Stellingwerff won a copy of "Quiltmakers-100 Blocks" magazine and an autographed copy of Heidi Pridemore's book "Dazzling Designs
2nd Prize- Aiane King won an autographed copy of Heidi Pridemore's book "Dazzling Designs
3rd Prize- Esther Lenaham won an autographed copy of Heidi Pridemore's book "Dazzling Designs
4th Prize- Mary Stark won an autographed copy of Heidi Pridemore's book "Dazzling Designs
Congratulations to all of our winners. I have sent each of you an email with the winners information on how to claim your prize.
For today's piece of jewelry, I created this necklace by needle felting wool roving into beads and then creating a sterling silver cage around each bead. I then created a linking bead with this cool iridescent acrylic beads. I really do love the look of fibers mixed with metals.
Today I am going to play around with PMC clay. This is a clay that contains a binder and pure silver particles. It works like clay (except it has a very quick drying time) and when the piece if finished, it goes into a kiln. The kiln burns off the binder leaving behind a pure silver piece. I have made a couple of pieces this way and I am still learning the tricks to working with this medium. The problem is it is very expensive if you mess up. The good part is it is recyclable and I get 75% of the value back. I hope to have something to show in the next day or two. Happy creating. Until next time.....