The bad news: We’ve moved again.

The good news: Our wandering days are over, and we’ll be able to do so much more than we could before. Our new and final home is at http://pcagoe.com/ — see you there!


Congratulations to Cookiescreations.etsy.com for winning this month’s Signs of Spring Challenge. She won with her beautiful “Touch of Spring Clock”.


Many voters commented that they were surprised that it was made of polymer, because it looked so much like stained glass! Congratulations Cookies Creations , you will receive $20 and the supplies pitcured below (donated by ilysaart.etsy.com, maureenthomasdesigns.etsy.com, blueladystudios.etsy.com, madeinlowell.etsy.com and blockpartypress.etsy.com):


Cookiescreations was not the only winner, the following voters won one of the polymer prize packs created by PCAGOE artists.

The first prize pack (pictured below and donated by dragonwhimsy.etsy.com , HardflowerStudios.etsy.com, marciapalmer.etsy.com ,stonehousestudio.etsy.com, KathyS711.etsy.com and blockpartypress.etsy.com) went to alexandrasjewelry.etsy.com


The 2nd prize pack (pictured below and donated by hambacreations.etsy.com , madeinlowell.etsy.com, nanjodogz.etsy.com , bencandance.etsy.com, and blockpartypress.etsy.com) went to beeczarcardsandgifts.etsy.com


The 2rd prize pack (pictured below and donated by peggers.etsy.com, mosaico.etsy.com, thecolorofdreams.etsy.com, treasurefield.etsy.com, mamastaub.etsy.com and blockpartypress.etsy.com)went to Superchou.etsy.com

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the talented PCAGOE participants and all of the voters! We’ll see you again next month for another fun challenge!

Tamara – blockpartypress.etsy.com

Here are the entries for the April Signs of Spring Challenge. Everyone did an amazing job again. Thanks to all that participated!

VOTE and WIN one of 3 incredible Polymer Clay Prize Packs listed below and valued over $50 each!!!!


Non- PCAGOE members, vote for the winner and be entered into a drawing for a fabulous polymer clay prize pack created by the talented members of the PCAGOE. Take a look at the all of entries for our Signs of Spring themed challenge. Then leave a comment at the top of the post including the # of the entry you want to vote for (Please note that comments will remain hidden throughout the contest, so don’t panic if you don’t see your comment after entering). Keep in mind the theme of inspiration from the Signs of Spring and how well the piece interprets the theme. Three winners will be randomly chosen from all of the voters. You can vote once between noon on April 26th and midnight (eastern time)on April 28th. The winners will be announced on April 30th.

The PCAGOE member with the winning entry will receive $20 that can be used towards supplies, business expenses, etsy purchases, etc…. as well as a prize pack of supplies valued over $25.

#1. “Little Blue Dragon” by dragonwhimsy.etsy.com : A little blue dragon takes the time to appreciate spring by picking pretty flowers.


#2. “Flower Power” by maureenthomasdesigns.etsy.com It is made from layered and textured polymer clay and liquid polymer flowers with polymer clay, stone, and metal accent beads and a sterling dragonfly charm.


#3. ” Fresh Green Grass” by missdanceypants.etsy.com . A necklace with polymer (canework) pendant with polymer accent bead — both inspired by fresh green grass! Pendant is made wearable with three strands of seed beads on one side and silver chain on the opposite side! One thing I really like about the pendant is the silver leaf around the edges.


#4. “Dry Martini With A Twist” by sohobeads.etsy.com Let’s go to “The Olive Drop” and have a Martini! Perfect for a night on the town. Gorgeous swirl polymer clay bead with spring colors is focal bead for this spring necklace. Tiny green faceted swarovski crystals, peridot chips, green polymer clay beads,green,white and silver glitter polymer beads make up this lovely necklace. I added oxidized sterling silver chain, silver plated lobster clasp, and peridot chip and green swarovski tiny faceted crystal dangle finish the look. Measures 18″ in length. The Earrings are the cutest olives I have ever seen handmade by me from polymer clay.


#5. “Recoil” by scottgarrette.etsy.com . In memory of the ferns that came out too early and got bit by the late frost.


#6. “Spring Blossom Beads” by Kathys711.etsy.com . Polymer clay lampwork style beads & Spacers. These beads make me think of spring with their bright & feminine colors. (What woman doesn’t love flowers in Springtime?) They are made with a marbelized clay technique including translucent & metallic colors for depth and interest. The lampwork style beads are adorned with tiny flowers with pearlescent clay centers.kathys21.jpgkathys1.jpg

#7. “Blushing Blooms Necklace and Ring Set” by polyclarific.etsy.com . Handpainted polymer clay.

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#8. “Robin’s Egg” by blueladystudios.etsy.com . Created in polymer clay and precious metal clay.


#9. “Touch of Spring Clock” by CookiesCreations.etsy.com . This creation was done with polymer clay and liquid polyclay. It tells time over a colorful spring design.#10.


#10. “Spring Waits for No One” by BreezyDawnDesigns.etsy.com . Even in the darkest places the seasons don’t wait to mourn. Even in the darkest places Spring will be reborn. From death grows life and back again. Nothing to regret. The Seasons always bring in the new. One leading to the next. Even in the darkest places Spring will be reborn. Even in the darkest places the seasons never mourn.


#11. “Spring Flowers” by madeinlowell.etsy.com .

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#12. “The First Signs of Spring” by deercrossdesigns.etsy.com .


#13. “Spring Fling” decorative switch plate by mosaico.etsy.com .


#14. “From the Garden of Curiosities” by gabriel.etsy.com . Pendant and charms made of polymer clay. Each leaf and bud lovingly coaxed into position then hand painted.


#15. “My New Spring Hat” Brooch by artsyclay.etsy.com .


#16. “Spring Blossoms” wall hanging by Peggers.etsy.com . Most of the spring blossoms only last a short time and we have to wait till the next spring to see them again. Thought I would bring a little spray of spring in doors with the blossoms on this polymer clay wall hanging branch.


#17. “Spring…in Oregon” by hambacreations.etsy.com . Only one thing comes to my mind when I think of Spring as a gardener in Oregon….slugs


#18. “Spring Garden Heart Magnets” by thecolorofdreams.etsy.com .


#19. “Flower Power” by ilysaart.etsy.com .


#20. “Birds of Paradise Pendant” by nanjodogz.etsy.com .


#21. “Fantasy Flower Pendant” by treasurefield.etsy.com .


#22. “Spring is for Strawberries” by bencandance.etsy.com . A 10″ glass vase completely covered with a strawberry vine and flower pattern out of polymer. 3 Strawberry “flowers” on stems are made out of polymer and compliment the vase. To add extra cheer, they are dipped in “chocolate”!


#23. “Pollination” pendant by blockpartypress.etsy.com . Springtime means love is in the air, literally. The flowers are making love all over the place, and the bees are helping. Isn’t that a great way to think of all that pollen, flowers making love, instead of just runny noses, watery eyes and sneezes.


#24. “Spring #1” by lucybluestudio.etsy.com . This is the first piece in a long time that is 99% polymer clay. It is about 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. It is my version of a bursting seed.


#25. “Robin” by HardflowerStudios.etsy.com . When I think of Spring, I think of the return of the Robins. The colors in this pendant, called Robin, represents a Robin singing sweetly, sitting on a budded cherry tree branch with a bright blue Texas sky for a backdrop.

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