Simmons Synergy Donation

One more yummy item in the Synergy silent auction. Carol Simmons has refined her kaleidscope polymer clay pendants to perfection. Take a look at the front and back of this piece. Her stringing method allows the wearer to comfortably adjust the length and the mechanism blends unobtrusively with the bead.

Thanks to Carol and all those contributors who donated their works to the guild even though they won’t be attending. We’ll try to keep you all posted. Hollie Mion and I are on the road!

NICHE WINNERS: Kudos to the polymer clay Niche Award winners announced last week at the Buyers Market of American Craft. California’s Meisha Barbee won with her mica pendant in the professional polymer clay category. New York’s Loretta Lam won in the professional bead category for her Kalamata necklace.

About entering competitions, Loretta Lam says, “It’s more about doing your best – often better than you thought you could. It’s creative problem solving and pushing out of your comfort zone.” Read more about the winners and their reasons for entering the competition.

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  • reply Trina Williams ,

    Thanks for directing us to the Niche Awards page in the PI. I love Lindly and Elise’s work and met Misha at Sandy Camp last year. The tips on photography are invaluable and lo and behold there was the banner of my work which didn’t look too bad in retrospect!

    • reply Loretta ,

      Hi Cynthia and thanks for the nod…again.
      Congratulations again Meisha – I hope we have a chance to talk at Synergy about this experience. The NICHE Awards ceremony was so much fun. A real “Oscar” event. I enjoyed every minute.
      See you in Baltimore

      • reply Heather ,

        I won this Carol Simmons piece at the Synergy ’08 silent acution- it’s even more beautiful in person!

        • reply Second Look - Marcia Palmer, Loretta Lam at Polymer Clay Daily ,

          […] catch up with a couple of artists that we haven’t heard from in a while. Niche Award winner Loretta Lam hasn’t had time to update her site so she sent PCDaily some of her most recent work for you […]

          • reply Lam updates site and polymer selections at Polymer Clay Daily ,

            […] more about this Niche Award winner […]

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