Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fantasy Vessel Swap Part II

I finally got back from a wonderful vacation with family and sisters. What a fabulous vacation but I am glad to be back. My only wish is that I could be at two places at one time...terribly missing my sisters. We are not only sisters but great friends as well, awfully hard to find these days. What awesome memories!  Here are a few pictures of where I visited over my vacation...then we will get to the good part.

My sister and I visited the Botanical Gardens and Aquarium in Albuquerque, then we headed north to Santa Fe where we stayed for the weekend and visited the Tesuque Glassworks and the town of Chimayo. We walked around all the galleries in Santa Fe and even stopped off to visit one of my favorite polymer clay artists, Tory Hughes. She was gracious to let us in her studio even though she was in the process of rearranging. It was a great road trip and I came back refreshed and inspired! 

Now to the real business of this post, the second part of my Fantasy Vessel Swap. As I said before, my partner for the International Polymer Clay Swaps (Facebook group) was Nettonya Ryane from Surrey, British Columbia (Vancouver). Here is was Nettonya sent me. A beautiful heart-shaped vessel/box and it even glows in the dark!! Such beautiful canework from Nettonya!! I absolutely love the butterflies!!

Twinchie and florescent butterflies

Fantasy Vessel/Box (heart-shaped)

Nettonya used a special Fimo Florescent clay to create the "glow in the dark effect" and the butterflies are florescent too. She also did a great job with the art doll pendant...so creative! Love, love, love my swap! Thank you, Nettonya!! 

Well, next on my list of projects are my name badges for our guild polymer clay retreat. Time to get busy and creative again.

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!