Thursday, October 31, 2013

Salt and Pepper Shakers the November PCAGOE Challenge

This month our members created salt and pepper shakers. It is great to see how each artist interpreted the theme. Entries had to be at least 50% polymer clay.
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And the entries are:

1. Salt and Pepper Cellars by Susan of LadyFlowersbySusan
I thought of my grandmother's cut crystal salt cellars, each with its own tiny silver spoon engraved with her initial....I made the salt cellar for the Challenge from a translucent Stroppel cane. The pepper cellar is made with a similar cane with three shades of very dark brown. I made matching spoons for each cellar.

2. Metallic Shakers No. 101 by Susan of 11BOLDstreet
These salt and pepper shakers for the PCAGOE Monthly Challenge were primarily composed of polymer techniques sheets featuring foils and metallic leaf. Coated with liquid polymer, more bling was added with sprinkles of shiny silver mica powder.

3. Sunflower Garden Shakers by Jill of Beautified Essentials
This was one of my most detailed flower canes, having 12 petals. I arranged the sunflower cane slices first and then placed the leaves of different sizes around the flowers to see where it looked best. And smoothed it before baking - no sanding required. I have a birdfeeder and my birds "plant" sunflowers for me every summer. The shakers are a year round cheerful piece of art for the kitchen.

4. Moroccan Salt and Pepper Shaker Set by Marie of YoungCreative
This colorful Moroccan-inspired salt and pepper shaker set features a blend of metallic and translucent polymer clay that I hand buffed and waxed. There is even a little texture surprise in the teal: course ground pepper! It is a technique called inclusion. It gives a very natural organic feel to the finished piece. Peek-a-boo flower petal cut-outs allow you to easily see what is inside.

5. Sailing Away by Becky of BeckySueCreations
Cane slices were used to cover the salt and pepper shaker. These reminds me of summer days when I was young and had a makeshift sailboat.

6. Midnight Ocean by by Jill of Jkollmann
"Midnight Ocean" salt and pepper shakers have ocean-themed elements on all four sides. This image shows two of the sides for the salt shaker, and the other two sides for the pepper shaker so you can see all four. These are 3 3/4 inches tall.

7. Simply Fun Shakers by Lisa of HiGirls
These shakers are created for PCAGOE's November challenge "salt and pepper shakers". They were very fun to make with lots of bits and bobs of clay and texture going wild. The other sides can be seen here:

8. Multi-colored, Patterened Salt and Pepper Shakers by Marcia of marcympc
Salt and Pepper covered in black and white with slices of a very large cane applied in solid sheets and in varied shapes.

9. Groovy Salt and Pepper Shakers by Berit of ClayImages
Made with designs from extruded clay, these shakers will put a smile on your face! The blue or green colored line at the top distinguishes the content. These shakers are 4 inches high.

10. Feed Your Geek Salt and Pepper Shakers by Beth of CreateMyWorld
These salt and pepper shakers are for those with a nerdy side. The salt shaker is covered with a mixture of chopped white, frost white and translucent polymer clay, and has a black rectangle on the front with a diagram of sodium chloride (salt) embossed in white. The pepper shaker is covered with a mix of black, granite and translucent clay, this one has a white rectangle on the front with a diagram of Piperine. Piperine is the alkaloid in pepper which is responsible for its pungent taste. For more views of this set, please visit my Flickr photostream:

Thinking outside the box for this salt and pepper shaker challenge. A Santa to hold the salt and pepper shakers.

12. Rainbow Pixelated Retro Salt and Pepper Shakers by Angela of PolymerClayCreations
I had been wanting to try Betina Welkers pixelated retro blend tutorial ever since I first saw it on Polymer Clay Daily. I finally decided to try it for my PCAGOE monthly challenge entry. It was so much fun, watch out you might see a lot more of this in my future, LOL.
See more angles in my photo stream here:

13. Fall Tapestry Salt and Pepper by Arlene of HarrisonHollowDesigns
This set of salt and pepper shakers celebrates the changing of the leaves in Autumn. I just got back from a trip to North Carolina where I got to see first hand the changing of the seasons... something we miss in Mississippi!

14. Tribal Salt & Pepper divided cellar dish cover by Betsy of PolyClayCafe 
We use salt cellars and pepper mills, so this little base and cover fits perfectly over one of my little divided glass dishes so the salt and pepper keep separated. I opted for a tribal, geometric design in the earth tone colors I love and fits in with our decor because I intend to use this.

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  1. I heard about this from Jackie Sieben on Facebook.

  2. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter the drawing.