These colorful shops were more studios.I wish I’d gotten a photo of their oven. It was a huge black mound encrusted with glass and tile mosaics. I’ll have to go back. This has nothing to do with it!
On Saturday, we left out early to visit the Blue Ridge Polymer Clay Guild in Arden, NC, not far from Asheville.
Laura Sheaffer and I have some good girlfriend’s get togethers, and this one was no exception. We know how to party, and by party, I mean feast, craft and laugh!
We ate at our favorite restaurant from college, twice, and found a new cupcakery! We worked and played in polymer clay, we took a quilling class from my sister-in-law, Pam McLean, and made new friends!
Oops, I almost forgot, we shopped!
The last one, lower center, got smushed and rolled too many times. It started to get “muddy.”
That was Friday. On Saturday, we traveled to nearby Elkin to take my sister-in-law’s quilling class. This is my multi-talented sister-in-law, Pamela McLean. You should hear her sing!
Did I mention, we shopped? Michael’s had their green label beads 70% off, and I couldn’t resist, as usual. That makes them ~ $1.80/strand.Those big wooden beads will hopefully be bases for polymer clay “veneers!”
The Lumiere paints have lots of shine, so I think I’ll finish these with a satin glaze.
I’ve used the Soufflé before and thought its extra soft texture would make it easier to fill the mold. I trimmed the excess with scissors and a box cutter. I have not baked it, yet.