Thursday, December 28, 2006

Bumpy Beads

I would like to dedicate these beads to "The two men and Polymer clay". You know whom I am referring to, right? The way they can turn $1.99 per pack material into something that would sell for $500 and up, is a real inspiration.
Learn how to made these beads at
P.S. The Bumpy beads were selling fast at the bead show.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

What's on my table

I am working on the swirly Blue beads today. I figured that if I keep making just one shade of color at a time then I can keep them at the same shade. I sold my first batch of Blue beads, yeh!
Any way, I just want to say Happy Holidays to everyone. For me, I am putting my Holidays on hold until my daughter comes home. She misses us and we miss her. I can't blame her for not hurrying home, after all, who want to come back to Indiana when you have a great time in Paris.

Thursday, December 21, 2006


I just found the new way to do Mokume Gane without having to slide the thin layer out of the stack of clay sheets (not my favorite thing to do). It starts out as Christi Friesen's Mogume Gane, with a few twists, I came up with this cool results. These pendants got the looks of Mogume Gane and "Fordite" (see I also can make matching beads from the scrap. Sanding and buffing these pendants is quite fun and they look much better. I am going to call them "SILASTONES".
The tutorial for this is finished. You can view it at Please leave the comment, thank you.
P.S. I was inform that this technique was published and taught by Donna Kato. I'd neither seen it nor taken any class from her. But I 'd always been inspired by her talent and the willingness to share her knowledge.

Las Vegas skyline

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Golden Gingko Necklace

This is kindda odd combination. I usually don't do mix and match but I tried it any way. It looks interesting. What do you think?

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Black on White

Another one of my favorite. Which one is your? Wait, I will have another one coming up in a few day, so you can tell me later.

French Impressionism

My new, bigger piece made with SBSMG (Skinner Blend-stamped-Mogume Gane) technique. The skinner blend part is not quite perfect, because I try to blend too many colors together. Just give me a couple of days to work with it. I am able to incorporate some of my beads that I have made before with it. I really like this one. The wax linen cord gave a softer look to the necklace as well as made it easy to add more beads. Just cut more string, add beads, tied up the ends and tie it to the necklace.
P.S. My friend at PCCchat room gave this technique a name; Hidden Magic. (Read the comment)
P.S. I would like to also credit Barbara McGuire. I watch Carol Duvall show and she was using the rubberstamp to make impression on layers of clay. She used the white clay underneath the black clay, then slide the whole thing to reveal the image. I also used her rubberstamp sheet here.:)

Stones, rocks & Pebbles

Can you tell which one is a real pebble?
I always like the look and the feel of stones. I bought some River stones that had been drilled for a hole, but they are expensive for people with no budget like me. So, One day my son came over and mixed all my scrap clay together. With some more of my wild and crazy ideas, that ugly color ball of clay turned out like pebbles. So, here it is. Just enough for one necklace and a pair of earrings
Too bad, next batch will not have the same color like this one, but I'm sure it will look different.

Green Ring

Another use for Green curly-q.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Evergreen Kissing Balls

These are my new Christmas Beads. The tutorial had been posted at my other blog www.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Flower Topiary Beads

After making the rings, I had many tiny clay snake around my table, so I roll them up and stick them to the black ball. Flattened and Rolled them between the palms of my hands and the results are the multi-colored beads on the top row. Interesting, I told myself. Next, the blue beads, I keep the colors in the same hue. Next row, I tried pink, red, orange and purple. Then, it just occurred to me that I can leave the swirly clay as they were, just pressed down lightly, no rolling.
They look like Topiary balls to me, don't you think? Beads with texture and can be made with never ending color combinations. I love it!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Susan was right, I am on a roll

12-30-06 I sold all of these rings shown here. Better get busy making some more rings. ;)

and more rings

and another

Another ring

Here's my heart

By making this flower ring, it made me feel like I finally found something that I really, really like to make. Watching my mom decorated pretty cake, making flower arrangement, making silk flowers, somehow, it'd gotten into my blood.
Also, I am planning ahead for Valentine's Day next year.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Pretty big rings

I had so much fun making these big and colorful rings. The posibilities are endless. Beside clay, I added pearls, crystals and glass beads with it. Fun, fun,fun.

One shade of color at a time

The pendants are made the same way as the last pendants except I was not using the stamp. This time I pressed a knitting needle to the side of the beads then slided thin sheets off. Then I rolled the bead, flatten the side and make it into a semi-rectangle shape. Matching pendants and rings were created.
My son even agrees to wear it. It must look manly enough.

Pendants with matching rings

Skinner blend sheet formed into a ball, then roll a very thin sheet of black and a sheet of white. Lay on top of each other. Cover the ball with the thin sheet, white on the inside, black on the outside. Press down lightly, then press down with a stamp sheet. With a thin blade, slide the top off a little bit at a time. Stick the cut out to another ball and make a ring out of that. The results are interesting, don't you think? A little bit of white at the rim make it look antiqued. I will write up the tutorial for this after Christmas. I promise. For now, it's time for Red, White and Green, baby!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Hair Jewels

These are the most popular items I'd sold this year at the Craft show. I used Bobby Pins! Just open it up a little bit, then with a small copper wire, tried it up at the top, added some beads, looped the wire around the pin, added some more beads and tied the end real tight.
Great gifts.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

New blog for tutorial

Hey, I'd just created a new blog for tutorial, it is Since I had done a variety of beads in different styles, I just want to share what I'd learn and it will also serve as my note book just in case I forgot how to. This week is the tutorial for Raku Style beads. Please check it out.

Monday, November 06, 2006


I am in the mood of making rings, so here are some. There are more in the oven. The one in the middle is the OREO ring, Chocolate Bon Bon on the left. To the right is my first cup cake, but the one next to it is the chocolate cup cake with strawberry icing and cherry on the top. How sweet! The Black&White one is really funky, but it gave me more ideas, so come back soon and see more rings.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Happy Halloween

Here is the picture of my front porch where I kept the naughty kid in the big trunk. Every year I would decorate my front door with different spooky themes, just for fun.

Black & White

These Black & White beads are off to the market in Chicago this weekend along with a bunch of snowmen and Christmas beads. As I tried to keep my hands clean between colors, I must have wiped my hand too much that, suddenly while rolling the white beads, I noticed that I had a pink swirl around it. Ew! So, I will be making Black or Red beads for a while. I think I can say that I've worked my fingers to the bone, make myself a name.

Saturday, October 28, 2006


This is another THANK YOU note to Barbara McGuire whom I met at the Bead Show in Cincinnati. On my way out, I bought a rubber stamp sheet from her. From the moment I pressed the sheet on the clay, I knew, this is what I have been looking for. The upper left corner one is my first necklace. Pretty ha!. I am using less of the metallic powder these days because I am afraid that inhaling too much of it will shorten my life span from 100 to 95 years. I also want to thank my friend from AMACO who (secretly) supply me with FIMO and other wonderful Amaco's products.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Frosty the SNOWMAN

These are my snowman beads. They are 3/4" high, a good size beads for earrings. The very first one I made, it's kinda skinny, my hubby told me he need to have a bigger bottom. ("Just like yours" he said.) Someone should smack him in his head for me, but they'd turned out cute. The white pearl beads around the snowmen are seed bead size 6/0. The bead had hole from top to bottom.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

There is no need for an INTRODUCTION

My works had been featured at POLYMERCLAYDAILY website this week. It was such an honor to be recognized by the people with the same interest. I have so many people whom I met along the way that I would like to thank. First of all, The queen of craft, Carol Duvall, whom I had invited into my living room every morning for years and years. I met her at CHA '06 in Chicago. Such a lovely lady.
I also want to thank all the ladies and a few gentlemen at PCC chatroom whom I talk to on Tuesday and Wednesday. Your advises and encouragement had helped me to try and explore the new techniques and end less possibilities of Polymer clay. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Christmas is around the Conner. I sold all my Christmas color beads at the bead show, so, here're more beads. I am working on a tiny snowman right now. Please come back and see him soon.

Friday, October 20, 2006

you don't bring me FLOWERS, anymore

These beads are lovely and fun to make. First, I made a Black base beads, then make a tiny snake with different colors and blend them lightly. Twist the snake and roll it up, then stick it to the Black beads. Add the leaves by making a tiny teardrop shape out of green clay, with the end of the knitting needle, draw a line in the middle, stick the leaves next to the flower. With a small knife, draw the small veins. The MENTOS spacer beads make a nice compliment to these flower beads.
My friend, Mammy, send me a floor lamp with magnify glass, so I can see better. Thank you, Mammy!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

SKINNER BLEND Swirly beads

My new beads for the month of October. The Skinner Blend technique had provided me with the new way to add colors to my swirly beads. I also tried to stay ahead of the season by making the Christmas color beads early.
The Indiana Bead Society is having the Beads Show this Saturday. I will do demo and also trying to sell my beads. I also was invited to do workshop of Polymer Clay for Pike High School students next month.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

when i FALL in love

These are some of the leaf pendants I made. I just walked out to the back door and came back with a Sugar Maple leaf. And the rest is history.
These pendants will go well with Fall Color Outfits at the Boutique. Ok, this is not the imprint of the leaves. I draw each one out, cut a small mesh wire and use it for reinforcement between two clay sheets, cut it out and hand draw (scribble) all the veins. My first year at Ball State U., during Plant Identification Class, we have to walked around campus and studied trees. We learned to ID trees by their leaves. By the time the final came, all the leaves were gone. and I was doomed. They let me passed the test anyway.


This necklace reminds me of a red Kimono I got when my mom went to visit Japan in 1960. The red chunky coral beads are the nice complement with the black beads.

Black & White Swirly beads

Black and white bead always sell first at the Bead Show. I got to make more.

Shimmering Raku

I used Fimo metallic powder to make this Raku (look alike) beads.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Sugar Maple

I had always been fasinated with the color of the Sugar Maple's leaves in Autumn. It is so beautiful. The first year at BSU, I worked in the computer room up on the 5th floor. Looking out of the window to see the purplelish sky and yellowish-brown trees, I could spot my orangie Sugar Maple trees down below.
I hope this necklace went home with someone this Saturday.
By the way, this necklace went home with my friend, Karen. Thanks Karen!

Another Blue Necklace

Here is the different design using the same technique. I can feel the little foamy bubbles tingling between my toes.
It's the catch of the day.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

She sells seashells on the seashore

This lovely blue necklace reminds me of the time I spend on the beach where sky is bright, water is blue and the white foam that is washed ashore with the waves. Except that the shells here are the Hill Tribe Silver beads from Thailand.

P.S. The technique I used was the same old Mugume Gane. I layered the different shades of blue on top of white, poked the holes with all kinds of thing and slided it in an angle.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

More beads for Penrod

Shown here are Purple, Blue and Mixed colors.
I am having so much fun making these beads, big and bold.

New design for Penrod - 2006

These are new design that will be premier at Penrod Atrs Fair on Saturday, September 9th, 2006. It is "the" Arts Show in Indy.
This is the dream come through for me to be excepted at Penrod. Such an honor!
Shown here are Green, Pink, Brown and Orange.

Lovely buttons

I met a lovely lady at the recent Fashion Show at IRT(Indiana Repertory Theatre) who make a beautiful purse. She asked me if I could make a button for her purses and I did just that. These buttons are made to match perfectly with the color of the fabric and compliment the shape of the purses. It was fun and challenging and we both felt happy with the outcome.
I think making buttons could be my next career.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Pink Ribbon Beads

I create these beads for one of my customer who is a nurse. Since I neither master in caning nor want to learn how to cane pink ribbon in 2 days, I just cut out each ribbon and paste them on to the pink beads. No cane and no pain! I think it'd turned out pretty good.
With matching pink spacer beads, I think I will make a nice earrings for my friend, Susan.

More Heart Pendants

More heart pendants all dressed up and ready for the summer party.
I also consider sending these hearts to Hearts 4 Heroes program.
Might have to dress them down a little bit, but it might be fun to give them to those ladies who served our country oversea.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Here's my heart

Hot off the oven today. Here's my new design. Yummy color isn't it? I am finally convinced myself that I should make matching pieces for earrings and pendants. (Duh..)
After seeing some of Christi Friesen's work, polymer clay sculpture will be my next things since I can incorporate beads and other materials with it.
Thanks Christi!

Bead&Button Show 2006

Ponsawan & Laura at Bead&Button Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I had a pretty good show. Not selling as much as I would hope for but good enough to cover the expenses for the trip. I have met so many people I had long been admired. I met and talk to Polymer Clay artists, bought some books, new stamps and lots of new ideas.
Thanks Laura for giving me this opportunity.
P.S. I think Laura has the most beautiful beads in the whole show. Stop by at her booth next time.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Donuts anyone?

Actually, they are pendants with hole at the top so you can use the headpin to make a loop.

For those who are going to Bead&Button Show, please stop by and see my beads.

For my friends in Thailand, I wish I was there. Tell Thaw I say HI! Get well soon.

I hope you guys like my jewelry. Buy, buy, buy.

These are new beads. Just hot off the oven.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Flowers beads

How does your garden grow?

More and more beads

Raku style without fire and chemical. One of my best seller. The "cubie" as I call them.
Want to know the secret?
Just ask!

More beads

Sets of beautiful beads for earrings. The orange ones are the best seller. Pink is my favorite. Which one is your?