The nudge to improve

Stefano on PCDaily

These mokume gane polymer earrings from Massachusetts’ Liz Hinckley Stefano caught my eye. The colors and patterns come together for a gorgeous mix of retro and modern.

Liz is off to a stellar start making weekly earrings throughout 2017 for the PCClayChallenge organized by Katie Oskin.

It’s not too late to jump on board. Commit to make whatever shape or form strikes your fancy and create as often as you can handle.

Read Cate van Alphen’s post about how she finished 18 of 52 vessels she intended to complete in a 2016 group. She felt she succeeded on a variety of levels. See why.

You’ll find a few more links to Liz on Pinterest and her site. This isn’t the first time she has risen to a challenge! If group activities energize you and commitments nudge you to improve, join one.

2016 favorites – batch 2

The second installment of your favorite posts of 2016 includes wall pieces, acorns, canes, petals.

Mouthwatering colors and lovely execution with a personal twist are the threads that run through the group. Those ingredients leap off the screen and PCD readers are drawn to them.

So give extra care to choosing your colors and put an extra dollop of your own precious, quirky self into your projects for 2017. Click the images to visit these crowd-pleasing pieces.

In case you’re not seeing the photos, here are the post links:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

2016 favorites

Dana Phamova gives us a taste of 2017 and what’s ahead. with her charming numbers made of rolled up Skinner blends.

Meanwhile let’s look back at 2016 and see what you liked best. There were so many popular posts that I’ve whittled the number down to a dozen. Six today, six tomorrow.

You have good taste! We’ll start with last January…when you really liked everything blue! Click the images to go to the posts and come back tomorrow for the next batch. (In case you’re not seeing the photos, here are the post links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

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