Hi all! This is a short post to welcome anyone who came here as a result of the LaFayette Apple Festival. Thanks for checking me out; we had a blast at the show and are excited for next year! I will be taking Columbus Day off so that my family can remember my face again.… Continue reading Work, rest, repeat…
Here in Central New York it seems to have gone from summer to fall overnight. With my last summer show on the books and a few weeks before the Lafayette Apple Festival, it’s time for a post about holiday commission guidelines! I know what you’re thinking – “Nina, it’s entirely too early for all this… Continue reading 2016 Holiday Commission Guidelines
I’m back from vacation and ready to wrap up the last shows of the summer! This weekend we’ll be at the Mabee Farms Arts and Crafts Festival, so if you’re in the Capital District stop by for a visit. Following the show I’ll be starting on Christmas ornaments – never too early! – so expect… Continue reading Powder Embossing
Greetings, followers! You’ll notice the site looks a little different; my technical wizard has combined the blog and my portfolio site for your ease of browsing. We’ve also added a shop here in addition to my Etsy store, giving you the option to shop without an Etsy account. This will be a very short post,… Continue reading Away we go!
Select shells collected during the previous summer from Jones Beach, Long Island. Clean carefully to eliminate sand. Paint interior of the shell and cover any holes with tape. Make tiny fish out of clay. Curse where necessary when adding on their excruciatingly small fins. Paint fish to desired specifications. Set fish on tinfoil to keep… Continue reading How to make aquarium pendants – a step-by-step guide of frustration
I’m taking a break from a frustrating project – clear cast resin is nasty stuff, folks – and figured it was a good time to show off some of my latest commissions. They’ve all been sent off to their respective recipients, meaning there are no surprises to spoil. We’re entering wedding season, and the requests… Continue reading Commissions Roundup
Well, that blog silence lasted a lot longer than I expected, but we’re back to it at last! I’d hoped to do a post round-up of my latest commissions, but as none have yet reached their recipients that will have to be delayed so as not to spoil a lot of surprises. Instead, I’ll share… Continue reading Add in some sparkle!
Good afternoon, followers! The next few weeks are going to be quite busy here. Many of you know about my theatrical day job, and I am about to head in to a two week show run, which will eat up the time usually spent on updating my business pages. Before I temporarily disappear, I wanted… Continue reading Housekeeping
With only two days left until the Bunny Hop Craft and Vendor Show, I have been churning out as much spring merchandise as possible. Up until I started this business, I never made much more thank Christmas ornaments, under the misguided belief that polymer clay wasn’t suited for anything beyond that. Poor, poor past Nina.… Continue reading Let’s make some bunny earrings!
True to the elementary school phrase of March coming in like a lion, it is snowing today in Central New York. However, my first show of the year on March 19th is the Lioness Club of Central Square’s Bunny Hop Craft and Vendor Show, so I’ve been working on a suitably springy product line. Primary… Continue reading Spring has sprung (in my studio)!