Thursday, January 17, 2013

Polymer 2013

The new year has begun quietly, and we are taking advantage of the lull to gear up for Synergy3 and all the other excitement planned for the rest of the year. We are lining up wonderful teachers. There will be a lot of new work in the gallery. Filigree and More, our in-house supply store, is expanding, yet again. We are adding new products all the time. We have opened some new accounts in our quest to find unique products and deliver them at reasonable prices. When we can find a bargain, we like to pass it on to you. (You’re welcome!)

A panoramic view - entering Creative Journey Studios

We are now carrying Pardo Professional Art Clay. We have the primaries so you can do some dynamite color mixing. We have the metallics, and most important, we have the translucent, which is the clearest translucent we have tried. We’ve been experimenting with it and really like the results. Viva D├ęcor is also making opaque alcohol inks that have some interesting possibilities with the translucent clay. Stay tuned!

We are handling Foredom products, like bench lathes for polishing your beads, filter hoods to collect the polymer dust from the lathes, flex-shafts for drilling and hammering, and all sorts of other goodies. We continue to expand on Eurotool offerings. If we don’t have it in stock, perhaps we can order a good pair of pliers for you, or help you pick a fabulous new hammer. We all love tools!

We are carrying Christi Friesen tools and her new Swellegant line. I’m planning to play with some of our brass filigree with her coatings, patinas and dyes.

We are still carrying the pressed cotton balls from England, and are trying to get the 15mm ones to use with Bettina’s tutorial for her jellyfish earrings.

If you are hunting for an esoteric product or gadget, check with us. We are always anxious to find out about new, interesting products, and perhaps we can add it to our supply store. You can be sure the price will be fair and we will educate ourselves about anything we carry, so we will be a good resource. It’s easy to do business with us….we’re located just north of Atlanta, and we’re just a phone call or an email away.

Be sure to investigate some of the other pages in the blog. We have a page for upcoming classes, and one for “First Thursdays”, a series of mixed media classes with Ellen Prophater and Patricia DiBona.

Sit back with your morning cup of coffee and spend some time perusing our site. There is a lot of food for thought here. While you are at it, check out our Creative Journey Studios Facebook page, “like us” and leave us a comment.