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Jen Doll is preparing for Christmas in her Room Box... all year long. 


This is an exercise in showing a variety of scales in one room box: 1 inch scale for the doll and furniture, 1/4 scale, 1/8th and even smaller for other items in the room. It's a way of making your room box look real by littering it with smaller scale items. 

With the winter holidays upon us in the northern hemisphere it's time to review the Holly Daze tutorials. 

Making a leaf shaped cane with veins does not a holly leaf make. It takes a bit of manipulation to get that prickly holly leaf look. 

I like this 3rd effort 
Changing the clay to translucent with gold foil broken inside of it we can get an "ice holly" effect. Surrounding molded faces makes for interesting pins. 

What to do with your Thanksgiving Left Overs?
Make mini food
Here's my favorite: Left over turkey sandwich earrings.

These went to a middle school gal and she was just delighted to make her friends laugh at school after the Thanksgiving break.

Sandwich Earrings: A quick How To. Make it like you make real sandwiches, just no mayo.
Day of the Dead celebrations from past years.

I shall remember my neighbor Hilda Jonas this year for Day of the Dead.
Hilda Jonas and Rebecca

Hilda Jonas Died at 101 Years of age


9-12-2014: New blog post regarding the passing of Hilda Jonas. A world reknown harpsichordist, Jewish surivivor from Germany, my neighbor and friend.


Many Claymates will remember that during webcam demos if Hilda came to my door I stopped everything to aid her.


“Baruch dayan emet,” “Blessed is the True Judge."

I am selling my artwork to fund my dental costs. I don't sell my art unless it's necessary, as most of you know, but now it's time to let go of my artwork rather than let go of more teeth. I'll be adding art to this new website each day so come by and visit to see what's going out the door. Also you can keep track on FaceBook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
  9/5/14: I'm asking for help to raise $4K to help me with my dental costs.

That's why I've started a GoFundMe page.

After 15 years of providing free polymer clay tutorials to the public and not turning this website into a subscription "pay per view" site I'm asking my web visitors for help.

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Faux Egypt Lady 2014 9/8/2014: Review of the Faux Egypt Lady with a new video discussing the techniques used.

8-3-2014: It's been about 4 months since I updated my home page. I have been focusing on doing astrology and social network marketing for the San Francisco Astrological Society. I think the last thing I did was to convert the SFAS website from html to WordPress. That was a new thing to do and I'm rather proud of it. It's been tweaked some by the new web master since April.

Now that Jupiter has gone into Leo and the worse of the Grand Cardinal Cross is about over (Spring of 2015 is the last gasp of it) I feel motivated to work with polymer clay, sew a bit, and blog a bit.

First things first, update my home page and what better way than to share the interview with Christopher Renstrom, the photo of the wonderful dinner that Esther Lau hosted for Christopher Renstrom and some of the astrologer volunteers from SFAS and NCGR-SF, and the new animated gif for the "Metaphysical Detective Agency" by Kristen Weiss. You have just got to read her books. She's a local writer and we should support our local artists.


My interview with Christopher Renstrom on July 31, 2014

His website - 


Blesilda Carmona provided this photo
8-2-2014: Esther Lau's dinner in honor of Christopher Renstrom who writes the daily horoscopes for the San Francisco Chronicle and here's the panoramic view of 10 out of the 12 "astrological disciples" while Steve Pincus and Mary Gow handle the cam.

From L-R: Ian Waisler (President of the San Francisco Astrological Society/SFAS), Joe Kaminsky (VP of the National Council for Geocosmic Research/NCGR San Francisco Bay Area Chapter), Barry Perlman (Astrobarry), guest of honor Christopher Renstrom visiting from Salt Lake City, Utah to deliver lectures here in the Bay Area, which he just did this Saturday for NCGR San Francisco Bay Area Chapter  and earlier in the week for SFAS), our generous hostess Ms. Esther Lau of Empress Investments International LLC, Linea Van Vorn (Linea Astrologer) and her husband Allan, Blesilda (Recording Secretary, NCGR-SF), Aude Guerin (Executive Secretary, NCGR-SF), and Ms. Nora Jean Stone (Publicity Director, SFAS). Manning the camera were Steve Pincus and Mary Gow (President and Publicity Director, respectively, of NCGR-SF).
Metaphysical Detective Gif

Kirsten Weiss is the author of the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mystery novels and the steampunk/suspense novel, Steam and Sensibility. Her books are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. Follow her on Twitter @RigaHayworth

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There are hundreds of links going to that will have to be edited. Since this is an old fashioned website with static pages it'll take time to get them all. I'll be leaving this notification up on the home page for the duration.
Update 3/11/2014


Posted as a note on my Facebook wall

What one needs:

Gmail account

Sign up for Google+

Download the app. Works on all devices. You download "Hangouts" from Google Play, iTunes App Store, or for your computer from the link below.

It is free.

You don't need a webcam. One can invite someone to a Google Hangout by typing in the person's phone number. The call is free within the United States. So no, you do not need a webcam to be part of a Google Hangout. In order to participate in a Google Hangout one does need to jump through the Google Hoops: Gmail, Google+, download the app. 

I'm going to rope in some friends to test out Google Hangout. I already use Chrome, have gmail accounts (for two YouTube channels) so all I had to do was download the app, easy enough to do. 

10 people can be in one call.

You can create a "circle" in Google+ just family, friends who share similar hobbies like polymer clay or astrology, business or pleasure. 

Unfortunately Google Hangouts cannot be schedule ahead of time. Someone needs to start a hangout and then invite people to the hangout, that can be done via Google+ circle, a phone number, or email address, if you've filled out the "about" page with Google+. I'd use the personal email address or phone numbers and not share the url through a Yahoo Group because there has been delays with posts showing up in Yahoo Groups. 

Recording the Google Hangout is in conjunction with YouTube and public live streaming. Not something you want for a business meeting. But what if you wanted to record the business meeting to be shared privately? 

Here is an article about audio recording of the Google Hangout with a third party programs.

Here are some current YouTube tutorials for Google Hangouts.

The search string was "Google Hangout Tutorials 2013"

I found them helpful.

Yifat Cohen

Published on Oct 9, 2013

Here are 3 quick easy ways to start a Hangout Party in Google+ (Also known as a private Hangout). 

First, open Chrome (If you don't have it installed yet, download it here -

Second, Download the Chrome Hangout Extension here:

Sign in to Google+.Bookmark this link - 

Nadya Melton, covers a lot of information and even though her accent makes you think "Jersey Shores" she's really from Russia via Indiana. She shows us around Google Hangouts and how to live broadcast and embed a live broadcast in a blog post. Something that some of you might want to experiment with for your personal professional practice. Just a thought there. 

Published on Jun 18, 2013

 Google Plus Hangout Tutorial - we discover what Google Hangout is all about, how to join a hangout, how to host a hangout, how to use it for business, how to broadcast it on YouTube Chanel and record it

Sue Soucy's tutorials are good too and she has the different subjects in separate videos. 

Published on Mar 6, 2013YouTube Tutorial on how to conduct a Google Hangout that can be recorded and go live on YouTube.

Published on Mar 6, 2013***IMPORTANT*** - Google has just changed their format... in order to start a "Hangout On Air" (a Hangout that you can record), you need to go to and click "Start A Hangout On Air". This video shows you how... 

"How To Add A Google Hangout To A Wordpress Blog" at (Preview) "How To Use Google Hangout On YouTube"

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