Thursday, July 25, 2013

Announcing my new shop on Etsy

Hello Everyone,

After a while of thinking about it in order to decide whether or not to open another one, I would like to announce the opening of my new shop on Etsy.  I sell only Mezuzahs there. Here are some that are already listed and ready for sale:

I hope that you will enjoy visiting this new shop.

Please leave comments here for me once you are done visiting the shop.

I hope your day is full of colors

The Mezuzah Stop on Etsy

Sunday, July 14, 2013

My Love For My Art Medium


After all these years of working with polymer clay, I have a large inventory of art pieces that I would love to share with everyone.  Please visit the store to see more:

For anyone who goes there from this blog you can input coupon code "freeship" and anything you buy from my shop is free of charge for shipping to anywhere in the USA.

For my visitors from other countries, I need to know your location for me to give you the exact shipping cost. So, Please, send me a note through Etsy Conversations and I will get back to you with the answer.  Till next time, May your day be full of colors.

Goli Claymax Collection

Sunday, July 7, 2013

My Yellow-Green, White and Black Mezuzahs

Hello everyone,

Today I thought I'd talk to you about the new line of mezuzahs I am making with the three colors of yellow-green, white and black.
This one made with a technique of mixing clay called Mokume Gane.  This is an ancient technique that Japanese metal smith used to forge swords. Now polymer clay is mixed in the same manner to come up with  the interesting pattern that you see. In addition to the three colors I have mixed silver leaf and translucent clay too.

This in is a simpler and smaller piece made of Yellow and white clay crackled with silver leaf.  You can see the signature stamp on the bottom left of the piece.  

This black one is a sleek piece bearing a Star of David with three triangles.

May your day be full of colors.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

My Leaf Series of Necklaces

Hello everyone,

As a creative being I go through phases. These days I am in my leaf phase.  
I wanted to share my leaf series with you.  

Here is the very first necklace that I made with leaves. I call it Mother Earth.  The warm yellow and red remind me of a warm summer day.  
I Skinner blended the red and yellow for a gradual transition of colors and then I rolled it to make a cane.  Then I formed the leaves from large slices of the cane. That is why you see the red edges of the leaves.  I love this necklace.  

This one is number 2.  
I used jade green and gold Skinner blend which I then formed into leaves.  There are 4 kinds of leaves in this ensemble.  The Ginkgo leaves are in the very center because they are smaller and a perfect shape for the central circle covering the attachment for the dangle.

Jade Green and Gold Leaf Necklace

I worked on the following three almost at the same time.  

Pink and Green Leaf Necklace

This one is a modified and more refined version of Mother Earth in pink and green.  I used 5 leaves to make this.  Again, I blended and rolled the clay to form a cane and the slices are what the leaves are made of. Then, I formed little star flowers, from pink clay crackled with silver leaf, to add more interest to the necklace.  The poker dot glass beads are a great addition to the beginning of the necklace and to match the handmade pink and green polyclay beads perfectly.  

The next two were made almost at the same time.  The method is the same as mentioned above for the yellow and blue one. 
Blue and Yellow Leaf Necklace

For this one, I crackled some royal blue clay with silver leaf. Then I formed leaves out of jade green, blue and copper clay. I also formed two large beads out of the same colors for the chain. I added smaller polyclay beads to the dangle as well as stone and glass beads.

Copper, Blue and Jade Green Leaf Necklace

You can see these on my shop on Etsy. I also can custom blend clays to match your colors to make this necklace.  or anything else that you see in my shop. Here is the link to my shop:

Here is the latest piece that I have just finished. It is made of Purple, Lilac and gold clay blend.  It is not listed on Etsy so if you are interested let me know in comments and we can make arrangements.

Until next time, may your day be full of colors.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Puzzle Necklace to Match a Dress

Hello everyone,

What a hot day today in Los Angeles.  It is around 100 Fahrenheit around where I live.  In this heat it's hard to be around an oven, even a small one like the one I use for my polymer clay. But, I am preparing a new piece to wear with my new dress on Saturday for my nephew's Bar-Mitzvah and I have no choice.

I wanted to share some pictures with you. This will become necklace.

Here is a full view:

This will become necklace. I made it in the colors of my dress.  Maybe I will post pictures of me wearing the entire outfit together.

I used silver leaf crackled over white clay. I mixed the yellow-green color to match the colors of the dress as closely as possible.  

The biggest difficulty in making this piece was figuring out how to attach the individual pieces together without making it too bulky.  It is like a puzzle.  It needed a lot of sanding to make it smooth and finished. 


The picture taken by Desiree Asher Photography is here.  

She took all the photos at the Bar-Mitzvah.  They are amazing. She graciously agreed to take this pictures of me wearing the dress and the necklace on that day.  If you are in Los Angeles and have photography needs please give her a call.

I hope your day is full of colors,

Sunday, June 23, 2013

What brand of Pasta Machine not to get.

Good Morning,

About a month ago ago my 15-year-old pasta machine decided to retire.  For those you who work with polymer clay, you know how important a pasta machine is to the creation of everything polymer clay. 

I did some research on line and looked at many different pasta machines.  They range from $30 to $300.  Then I went to Michael's and I saw that they have machines specifically made for clay.  Well! I thought.  This machine should be the best because it has been chosen specifically to work with my preferred medium.  It was cheaper than all he other ones too. Only about $24. With my 40% coupon I got about $10 off and it came to $14.   

I brought one home. Oh oh!!!!  The rollers had something gritty on them like sand. Off back to Michaels to get another one.  Well!  The new one worked for two rolls and then it stopped.  It was very difficult to turn the crank.

So off to Michael's to return it and I will be going to a home store or a restaurant supply shop to get a pasta machine that works. I am looking for one that will work for another 15 years. I am sure polymer clay and I are going to have a long life together.

Until next time
I hope that your life is full of colors.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Purple leaf Necklace

Good Morning,

I wanted to update you on the new project at hand. Please take a look at the previous posts to see what it looked like before.

I decided that I wouldn't put a leaf in the middle. Instead I made a center piece of Gold clay. It is smooth but it looks textured.
The piece looks like this as of now:

It still needs a lot of finishing work.  

The back will probably look like this because I always finish the backs of my pieces.  It will also have a stamp with my initials.

Here it is on a chain.

So for now, I hope your day is full of colors.


Friday, June 21, 2013


Good Morning,

Today has so far been very exciting. I have discovered two great websites.  

1)  The everything Etsy site by +Crafty Girl. The website address is
Here you can find a lot of information and links to everything crafty. There is a contest going on right now for a great tote bag. If you write a blog or run a website, you will be able get a link to the contest to put on your page by clicking on the pink picture. You can also subscribe to receive emails from the Crafty Girl.

Take a look.

2) The other exciting site is a blog by +Chris Pellow, called +Chris Pellow Designs. She has put together a treasure trove of information, tutorial, featured artists and lots more about everything polymer clay.

Here is Chris herself 

I read her tutorial on how to bring a clay piece to high shine by using the right tool and I got very excited. 
Thank you Chris.

I will be posting some more about my new project later.  Check back again soon.

Till then I hope your life is full of colors.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

My idea about a new necklace

Good morning,

I have been thinking about this new design for a while. Yesterday I worked on it a bit.

I mixed gold with dark and light purple and then I formed the leaves one by one.  

I arranged them in a circular manner to form a medallion.

 Here is the detail of the center leaf.

Here, you can see how big the leaf is.  I am not sure about the design yet. So I will be posting the changes as they happen.

Please visit Crafty Girl's website by clicking on the picture to the left.

Till then I hope your life is full of colors!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

My Nephew and the phone charger

Hi everyone,

I was baby sitting that little bundle of joy (my brother's 9-month-old) yesterday. I think he is a genius. This little persons is fast with his hands. He took my phone charger and stuck the part that hooks on my phone into his mouth.  Now I can't charge my phone except for when I am in the car. So guess where I am now. Yup sitting in the car with my computer, blogging until the phone is charged.  

Here he is

See you later
May your life be full of colors.