Elysian Field Originals

Art and Adornment inspired by Nature & Fantasy

Curing Polymer Clay Deni 10400 Convection Oven Review

I get a lot of emails asking polymer clay questions and one of the most frequent is what do I use to cure my clay. I’ve been using and sculpting with polymer clay for almost 12 years now and through trial, error, and many burned ruined pieces I have found a convection oven that works [...]

Something to think about

I saw something the other day I haven’t been able to get out of my mind.  Driving home from watching my grandsons, I saw some commotion in the road ahead of me. There in the middle of this two lane busy road was a tiny Yorkshire Terrier running back and forth in the road!! Cringing [...]

A Gift from a Dryad

Ever have a moment of drought in your creativity? A moment when no matter what you try to create falls flat? I admit to having plenty of those moments lately, and they usually happen when I stop listening to my muse and try to force a creative idea. On a walk in the woods near [...]

Wearing Two Hats

The moment I decided to support myself as an artist I began to wear two hats, one of  artist and the other as  businesswoman.  Blending the two has had its challenge to say the least.  Being creative for me is not being restricted and allowing myself to flow like a stream wearing out little nooks [...]

Spring Fairy Necklace

I love pastel colors and the weighty feel of certain gemstones. So, while digging around in my box of goodies pulled out these amazing adventurine nuggets that I’ve been saving for a rainy day. On a recent trip to one of my favorite findings manufacturers, Wolfe E Myrow, I also grabbed some gorgeous fire polished [...]

Tiffany Leaf earrings on Polymer Clay Daily

Nothing nicer on a sunny Friday morning than sipping a cup of coffee, checking emails, and finding out I am featured for Friday’s artist on Polymer Clay Daily. Many thanks to Cynthia Tinapple for the feature. She’s someone I have followed and admired for years so it was a real honor. Happy Friday all! Valerie

Spirit of the Forest, Drunk Drivers, and Polymer Clay

Hello all and I’m sorry to have disappeared for a bit. A week ago I was rear-ended by a drunk driver and it left me very sore. How scary was the fact that the lady was a nurse on her way to care for a patient. Yikes!!! All is well now, my car is on [...]

One Day When I AM rich!

Thought I would share a treasury that my Wolf Moon Cuff is in. Check out some of the other gorgeous pieces shown, just click on the photo and it will take you to the items.  Enjoy! ‘One day…. When I am RICH!!!’ by trinitydj wolf moon ooak bead emb… ElysianFields $115.00 Midnight Stars TEAPOT S… [...]

Countdown to Halloween!!

It’s almost time! Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who stopped in for the Practical Magic Blog party! It was wonderful meeting many of you and visiting so many gorgeous blogs along the way. I’ve extended the giveaway till Wed. September 29th to give all a chance to visit. I’m still working my [...]

Practical Magic Blog Party and Giveaway!

Better late then never…always late to the party, lol, I thought I’d start off with my favorite song from the movie. I love Sheryl Crowe and Stevie Nicks… I am also doing a giveaway for a pair of earrings! Not just any earrings will do…how about some “batty” threads for your ears in celebration of [...]

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