Lark Books – Call for Entry

A shout out to all of our talented customers! I know we have quite a few that work in both mediums.  Lark Jewelry & Beading seeks images of beautiful metal clay and polymer clay jewelry designs to include in a gallery of inspirational work throughout Clay Combinations (working title) by Cindy Silas. Clay Combinations will feature a wide range of exciting projects that showcase both metal clay and polymer clay. Each of Cindy‚Äôs twenty-five projects (pendants, earrings, bracelets, and brooches) will demonstrate different ways to connect the two mediums, along with a variety of both metal clay and polymer clay techniques. This intermediate book, …

Fun, Friendship and Sharing at Happy Hour Torching

The term “Happy Hour” usually refers to a time of pre-dinner cocktails and drinks with friends and co-workers. In BeadFX’s case, “Happy Hour Torching” is a gathering of like-minded lampworkers who get together twice a week over a torch and colourful rods of glass. “Happy Hour Torching has been going on for about three years,” says Malliga Nathan, BeadFX’s Studio Manager. Malliga, a lampworker herself, often joins in on Thursday evenings. Carol Cooper facilitates Happy Hour Torching and is available to answer questions and give tips and tricks to new lampworkers. “Lampworking is an artform and lampworkers are, by nature, …