P3 February 2014 Challenge: “Pen and Paper Go Together”

| Challenges

I like pop-up notepads especially the bold and bright ones so when the Philippine Polymer Clay Guild announced their Challenge for February 2014: “Sweet Pairings,” I got excited. I made a pop-up notepad holder and also covered a pen with polymer clay using the wood grain technique. I have seen this technique several times in books and as demonstrated by one of the Houston polymer clay guild members, Bob. I tried to make 2 different kinds of woodgrain: one using gold mica pc and the other was gold mixed with pearl and translucent. The stitching around the box and the blue flowers completed the piece. Read more…

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Valentine’s Date 2014: Aura Brasserie

| Food

My dear one and I spent our post-Valentine’s date at Aura Brasserie with 19 other friends. Aura is owned by Chef Frederic Perrier who is “widely recognized for his creativity and inventive nature by introducing Southwestern, South American and Asian influences in his cooking.” The restaurant is described as “innovative American with an ‘inch’ of French” and was named one of Houston’s Top Ten New restaurants. Read more…

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Polymer Clay Faux Turquoise Necklace

| Jewelry

One of our dear friends celebrated her 50th birthday and we gave her a surprise celebration! Whew! The 3 weeks of preparation, secret meetings and close encounters was fun and we’re glad it turned out to be a wonderful celebration. The theme of the party was “High Heels” since she loved wearing them and we used the colors: black, gold and white.  Read more…

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