Monday, August 2, 2010

August Monthly Challenge, Time to Vote!

This month our members were challenged to create an entry incorporating paints, foils, leafs or inks into their polymer designs. 21 members took the challenge this month. They had the option of including one or more, or all of the required elements. The only other rule is that their entry must be at least 50% polymer clay. The entries really showcase the amazing versatility of polymer clay and how it can be enhanced, embellished, and even manipulated into something which looks completely different than what it is.

Please go to our challenge voting website to cast your vote. Voting begins August 1, 2010 and ends at midnight, Eastern U.S. time on August 7, 2010. The winners chosen in each category and the voter prize winners will be announced at on August 8, 2010. Five (5) lucky public voters, chosen at random, will also win a beautiful polymer clay prize created by one of our many talented artists. Please note that winning voters will have one week from the date we contact you and ask for your mailing address so we can send you your prize.
Here are the beautiful prizes available this month.

My entry is number 12, the colorful watercolor swirls necklace. It is hollow lentils made with pearl clay, silver leaf, metallic mica powders, and alcohol inks. I strung them together with some colorful faceted crystals and finished it off with a Swarovski toggle closure. It reminds me of a Monet watercolor painting Please go to to cast your vote before Midnight Eastern on August 7th to cast your vote.