Monday, January 9, 2012

January Challenge Winners

And the winners of the January challenge are:

Winners voted on by PCAGOE members:

1st Place 

Pomander Pod - Black Brocade No. 122 by Susan of 11BOLDStreet


2nd Place 

Evergreen napkin rings by Lisa of HiGirls


3rd Place 

Handmade Millefiori Floral Polymer Clay Clock by Angela of Polymer Clay Creations


Winners voted on by Non-PCAGOE members:

1st Place 


Handmade Millefiori Floral Polymer Clay Clock by Angela of Polymer Clay Creations

2nd Place 


Evergreen napkin rings by Lisa of HiGirls

3rd Place: Tie

Dance to Your Own Music Mini-Mosaic by Arlene of Ashpaints


Pomander Pod - Black Brocade No. 122 by Susan of 11BOLDStreet

The voters who won prizes this month:
K. Tracy Fabian
Waxela Sananda
Pamela Fox

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to everyone who voted and supports our challenges each month.

196 votes were cast this month.

Comments left by the voters:
Several things here that I would love to own myself, but I chose #13 and #12 for their beauty and because I liked the idea of building a bottle from a piece of copper pipe and the idea of extending the life of an old CD. #1 got my vote for its beauty, workmanship, and also because a polymer pomander seems to me such a novel idea.

Love the entries - so hard to choose. I could see the dedication that each person put into their art. There's a whole lot of work here!

I love looking at ALL of the entries and seeing if I can pick from the artist that I think they are. I think all of us have a little something, something that shows through. Thanks for sharing.

Love the patterns in the entries I choose. But it was REALLY hard choosing as they're all so cool!

Loved them all, but think the Millifiori clock is something I would like myself. Loved the mil as something different in Polymer Clay. love anything Nativity and think this expresses it all in Polymer clay. E. K.

I love the gardener bookmark. Creative idea that I have not seen many times before. Fresh :)

What a fantastic range of entries this month. So cool to see what else can be made from polymer. Well done to all entrants.

I love how the clock base is a CD. It just started ideas of things I could make. I also love the color!

Just love to come and discover new things in polymer.

I love the idea of doing bookmarks !!

Lovely pieces, it was hard to choose a favorite :)

I just love that mill. I think it is so neat that the wheel spins. This is
a wonderful piece and the farthest thing
from jewelry or being wearable. :)

What wonderful talent. It was difficult to choose. Thanks for being here.

Many, many lovely pieces. I'm just not one that's about jewelry. I hope that's ok.

Great work everybody! You guys are so talented.

All of these handmade creations are unique and fabulous... Thanks, Cindi

Susan how clever. Love your inventiveness. Arlene, its very Laura Mika but with your own feel. :) Linda your mirrors are always so pretty.

So many beautiful choices...such fantastic is hard to choose! Thanks to all of the members for your hard work! You are all inspirations to the rest of us! All I can say is FANTASTIC!

Thanks very much for the chance to win one of these gorgeous items! Happy New Year! : D

Love this group! someday, I'm going to join!

As an artist myself I appreciate the wide variety of things these talented people can do with polymer clay - amazing!

Really good stuff. Hard to choose!

The Pod is a neat idea and one I've never seen before in polymer clay. It's useful and beautiful and my mind congers up a billion different looks and wants to make one. I like how this one looks very forest like. The box is functional and I like that. I looks well made precise and beautiful and strong. #16 I would buy, #17 is really beautiful, I like the colors wish the glass was more transparent maybe? I just a big fan of swirls :)

Once again hard to choose! Love all the work! Thank you for letting me be a part of this wonderful world of polymer clay!

Love Wired Orchid!

I love the idea of the Pomander Ball. I can see all sorts of applications for aromatherapy, air fresheners, etc. I found the purple raku irresistible, and the napkin rings caught my eye, because I have been trying to come up with a good technique for making some for over a year now. Great thinking "outside of the jewelry box!"

So hard to choose. Every entry was impressive. Well done!

Having created mostly jewelry myself, it's so fun to see what else can be created with polymer clay!

Such wonderful diversity! Love every one!

I love all creations by Small idea..they are amazing!

Wonderful always! And..again, as always...hard to pick a favorite. Admiration goes to them all!

You guys are so amazingly creative, I'm saving up to join the team, one day...

I follow the Pleasant Pheasant's blog. Wonderful entries -- it is always so hard to choose.

Amazing work everyone. Handmade is the best. What beautiful treasures.

It's hard to choose, but fun to see all the entries submitted. One day I will get up the nerve to have my own entry.

Very well made products by the clay artists.

All the entries are exceptional and made it very difficult to choose! Lovely work everyone.

These are just beautiful. Everyone has done a great job. Makes it very hard to choose which 3 are the best. Just wonderful.

nice to see hand craft is still around

have been away for some weeks. But I had to vote, lovely entries ladies! Polymer is so multifunctional.... See you soon 

(digital) greetings Els

Unique theme & great entries.

Enjoyed all the creations! Well done everyone.

Always enjoy viewing items from talented artists.

I love all the talent displayed --- wow!

What amazing talent you all have!!! It was very difficult to choose the top three!

I'm new to polymer clay and enjoy seeing what other artists are creating. Very inspiring! I think I am quickly becoming a fanatic!!

Wow, so many things can be done with polymer clay!

These kinds of challenges are among my favorites - we get to see just how vast are the applications of our wonderful medium. Conversely, we have the agony of deciding which are our favorites!

It is always wonderful and interesting to see a small but beautiful art work. This world has a ability to build many such things, Many Many Thanks to all Participants and wish them all the Best for their Future.

I absolutely adore the idea of Susan's pomander, and it is executed beautifully, hence, my #1 pick. Wonderful work by everyone who participated, this was one of the toughest challenges for me to vote on, as I love them all!

I too make a lot of non jewelry items. Although I am going to be doing a lot more jewelry because it is fun.

Just a great beginning to 2012! So many different items from Polymer Clay. Amazing medium. Love them all.


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  2. Congrats to all the winners! And congrats on a great group of diverse artwork!