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PilyJones:iconpilyjones:
Your work is absolutely beautiful. I am a beginer and I would like to learn more about your tecnique. Do you have a book? I know you have tutorials, but I would like to have a book. .
Sat Jan 7, 2017, 10:29 PM
diyflorida:icondiyflorida:
awesome pieces! You must have a steady hand lady!
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 7:01 AM
Hkat98:iconhkat98:
Do you have a youtube chanel with tuto?
Sat Oct 11, 2014, 6:05 AM
silks1956
I am interested in using some of your pieces in a shower, do they work in wet environments?
Mon Mar 31, 2014, 12:29 PM
art4life16:iconart4life16:
awestruck!
Tue Oct 29, 2013, 9:23 PM
AngelicHeart612:iconangelicheart612:
Your work is quite lovely to look at. I would buy it instantly if I could :3 The books I mean
Thu Aug 9, 2012, 10:53 PM
MandarinMoon:iconmandarinmoon:
Hey there AnaHeartache...I missed your shout until just now! :D Thank you very much!!
Sun Jul 15, 2012, 12:27 AM
AnaHeartache:iconanaheartache:
Your art is beyond amazing and beautiful!
Sat Jun 30, 2012, 12:33 AM
AnaHeartache:iconanaheartache:
I am truly inspired to step my game up!
Sat Jun 30, 2012, 12:32 AM
SprayCanAnn:iconspraycanann:
you are my fav pc artist, you amaze me
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Jewel Encrusted Polymer Clay Pendants
This is a group of pendants and brooches that I made using polymer clay and lots of sparkly crystals, beads and vintage cabochons. A lot more decadent than is my usual style. :) They are super sparkly and the gems seem to glow.

I will be listing them for sale in my Etsy shop here www.etsy.com/shop/MandarinMoon   I also created a tutorial on how to make them here www.etsy.com/listing/531236501…

I own the copyright to this image and it may not be used in any way, in part or in whole, without written permission from me.
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Painted Easter Eggs March 2017
I have been going a little nuts with painting eggs lately. It's so fun! I have been using everything from ink and acrylics to markers, liquid beads, masking fluid and embossing powder LOL. It's like a science project here as I experiment with different ideas. So far I have been able to salvage all of the mistakes so that is great. :) I have gold leaf and pysanky supplies coming so the experimentation will continue. Whee!

Since I have so many, I am running a sale until April 9th. All eggs, tutorials and jewelry is half price!

Here is a link to my shop www.etsy.com/shop/MandarinMoon

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Dragon Talon Egg
A dragon egg I made by covering a goose egg with polymer clay and paint. Fun!

If you are interested, I have created a tutorial here www.etsy.com/listing/517278511…  Enter coupon code DRAGONLOVER for a 25% discount!

I own the copyright to this image and it may not be used in any way, in part or in whole, without written permission from me.

Visit my Etsy shop for all of my currently available handmade items www.etsy.com/shop/MandarinMoon
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Hand Painted Eggs
I had so much fun painting these eggs! I created a tutorial on how I made them which is available here www.etsy.com/listing/514349325… and I wound up with a ton of painted eggs! 

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What tablet do you recommend?

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 2, 2017, 7:28 PM


I have been thinking of getting back to my artistic roots which is drawing. I have this idea of creating some adult coloring books and was initially going to begin drawing them by hand the old fashioned way. You know...pen on paper. :) Then it occurred to me that, since my idea will be creating patterns with repetitions of the same item or group of items, that it may be a better idea to create them on a tablet. Then I can enlarge, reduce, duplicate or change the direction of say, a flower that I have drawn. No tracing or erasing and worrying about smudges or spilling my coffee on the paper.
Trouble is...I am completely clueless regarding tablets. I am reaching out to you all, my artistic friends, to see what you may recommend. I will be creating black and white line art if that makes any difference.
Any recommendations?
Any guidance will be greatly appreciated!

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spyinglunatic Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016
I just favorited a bunch of your tilework — Wow! All the different shapes and intense colors working together make really great pieces. Very cool!
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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Badusev Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Your works are exquisite and simply gorgeous. Bravo!
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016
   Fish-  Many thanks for faving.Fishy Icon 
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you!
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Saskle Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great one! :party: :cake:
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you very much!
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Saskle Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :aww:
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