Thursday, December 22, 2011

California, here I come!!!

Get ready California fans! Say-Say is coming to town! I look forward to sharing with you this wonderful Christmas and newyear season! I will be posting new pictures soon!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hello Courier Readers!

I am so pleased to have so many interested in my work! Thank you all for reading the article on me and my business. I would like to say thank you to Laura Carrell, the writer of the wonderful article. She made me look like a saint! I assure you all that I am still a work in progress, getting better everyday! I feel that she captured the essence of who I am and provided a way for me to reach a greater audience. Through this process, she has become my beloved friend! Thank you Laura! You are the "saint"! God bless you and God bless my new friends! Thank you Ottumwa Courier!

Say Ziegler

Date Decided for My Next Polymer Clay Class!

Hello Clay Gang! I have decided on Friday, January 20th at 5:30pm. Tuition is $40, $15 of which should be sent in advanced to reserve your seat in the class. If you are interested please contact me ASAP via email! I will send you information on where to send your reservation moneys. I use the $15 to procure your supplies so if, for some reason, you are not able to attend after reserving you seat i will keep your reservation fee.
I will be working on a date for February as well. I look forward seeing you all again! Blessings!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Kaleidoscope Class!

We will be creating Kaleidoscope canes in my next class and then making Pendants from the canes.
I invite you to participate with me in this class on November 18th or 19th. If you are interested, please contact me as soon as possible so that get you in the list. The total cost is $40. You need to reserve you seat by prepaying $15. I look forward to spending time with you!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Thank you all!

A big thank you to all of my fantastic students! I relished every moment we spent at the round church tables. Everyone created some beautiful pieces. I was inspired by the variety I found in color choices and application of skill and technique. The time we spent seemed to fly by as we all learned about each other and polymer clay. I was also proud of how well my first time students absorbed the information.

I am considering dates for my next class and would appreciate your participation in the poll on the side bar. Comment your ideas for class projects as well.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

See You Tomorrow!

Hey Clay Gang!

I can't wait to see you all tomorrow! I have all of your supplies but if you have a pasta maker or a favorite Premo clay color that you would like to bring, please do. To all of my repeat students, I want to see your latest works of art! We will have a little show and tell. I know that we are going to have a wonderful time together. God be with you all until we see each other!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Class is full!

Hello Clay Gang,

I am compelled to tell my followers that this months clay class is full! If you have not contacted me or are not seen on the following list keep your eyes on my blog for the next class!

October Clay Day
Mr. and Mrs. Dotty
April Z.
Julie V.
Connie C.
Jennie J.
Cathy G.
Tamara R.
Regina B.
Sherri and Girls

I cant wait to spend time playing clay with you!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Polymer By The River

I hope you enjoyed the weekend as much as I did. I was in Boneparte, IA participating in their fall art show. I had a wonderful time playing clay in the sunshine and sharing my passion with the passers by. I was thrilled to to take second place in the art show! Displaying my ribbon gave me a wonderful boost! Praise God! If you were one of the new friends I made and have a hand made bead of your own or one of my pieces, I thank you for spending time with me! If you saw a piece that you loved but had the self control to walk away... If you can't stop thinking about it... Contact me. I may still have your favorite.

Many of you were interested in taking my latest polymer clay class. So... Here are some details. We will be making pens that will make great gift ideas for this Christmas season. Tuition is $40 total minus $15 to reserve your seat. I provide all the supplies you need. Just bring your hands and a great attitude! the class starts at 6pm at The Church @ 4th and Washington in downtown Ottumwa on October 21st. If you are interested in enjoying this class, please contact me ASAP so that I can reserve your seat.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Walk On Art Street

Come and see me at "A Walk On Art Street" this weekend! I will be hanging out down on third street in Downtown O'Town. There will be many talented artists, so come and see what our area has to offer!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hey Clay Gang!

FYI---- I wanted to update all of my devoted students! I had originally planed to host an August class. However, due to scheduling and family commitments an August class is out of the question. I have scheduled a date for September 9th at 5:00 pm. We will meet at the basement of The Church @ 4th and Washington in downtown O'town. If you are interested in participating in this class please contact me via email at

There is a $15 prepay to reserve your seat and if you are unable to attend, you forfeit your prepay. The total price for the class is $40. The remaining $25 is due on or before the day of the class.

Your tuition will afford you all of the supplies and tools needed to complete a one of a kind Stretchy Bangle. This project has several embedded skills that can be applied to other projects. You will also receive expertly written directions that include a picture diary of the steps described to enhance your understanding of the concepts presented.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Great Clay Day!

It seems that any time girls get together around clay they have a ball! Our last clay day was heaven come to earth! Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves tremendously and created wonderful works of art. I would like to take a moment to say thank you to all of my students, both past, present and future, for your dedication to this medium and to exploration. You are all so fabulous! I encourage you to keep experimenting and make sure you all bring your work to class so that you can dazzle us with your talent and growth. The next class will be late in August. Dates will be finalized soon. Stay tuned....

I wanted to share some fantastic news! Kyla Hernandez, an O'Town Ploymer Clay Artisan (and my personal hero), is now a published artist! She had some of her work published in Adventures in Bookbinding by Jeannine Stein author of Rebound. The book is available through Boarders, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon. If you click on the preview of the book you can see one of hers on page 6. It is the green cover with the pink cherry blossoms. The full write up is on page 83. This is a BIG deal and we should all congratulate her for this wonderful recognition! Check out her Blog at

I also want to throw out an idea for my next advanced class.... I thought that we might do a swap of some sort. I would like us all to create 16-24 beads in a color theme at home using all of your creative genius and then bring them to class for a swap. We will all have beads that we can share that are in a color family. They will create an eclectic blend of genius that we can combine with our advanced project. You will use our previous lessons and any other skills that you have learned, create 16-24 beads that are your one of a kind works of art, bring them to the class and share 2 with each of you class mates. So start thinking about your design now. Think Blues and Greens.... Try to incorporate skinner blends, cane work, and interesting bead shapes, and try to make you beads between 1/2 inch and 1 inch in diameter.

I cant wait to see what you have created! Good luck and God Bless!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Clay Class!

Hey gang,
I am pleased to announce that June 17th at 5:00pm i will host another clay class. We will be learning the concepts surrounding pendant making. We will meet at the basement at The Church @ 4th and Washington in O'town. If you are interested please contact me ASAP and i will reserve your seat. I am looking forward to sharing new skills that you can enjoy in your own projects.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Clay Days Rock!!

We had another fantastic day of playing with clay! I enjoyed working with very competent students and we created some beautiful pieces. I am ashamed to say that i do not have any pictures to share with you. I was hoping that my students would sent me photos of them strutting in their works of art. Sadly, i received none...:( Oh well! Anyway, we learned the ancient technique of Mokume Gane. It was amazing to me how fabulous and unique each piece was. I am constantly in awe of the variety that emanates from one class all using the same technique. What wonderful works of art!
Planning for a June Class! More information to come!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Our Next Class!

Hey clay gang,
our next polymer clay class is coming up! April 8th at 5:00pm in the basement of The Church @ 4th and Washington. Please schedule 4 hours for this wonderful, therapeutic time of creativity. As per usual, all of the tools that you will need will be provided, however, if you are an intermediate student and have tools, beads, clay that you have become comfortable with or would like to employ, please feel comfortable bringing them.

Class Description:
Your tuition will afford you the necessary supplies and tools to create a beautiful, fashionable set of jewelry valued at $50. Create this piece for yourself or for someone you love.
You will be instructed in the art of entry level polymer clay jewelry design including: cane construction, cane reduction, cane slicing, bead forming, finishing, pairing and stringing of your own one of a kind, hand crafted polymer clay beads.
From beginning to end I will demonstrate the process while offering one-on-one assistance to you as you explore this exciting and versatile medium! As an added convenience, print instructions will be provided so that you might repeat the process at home if desired.
I look forward to sharing my knowledge and love for one of a kind jewelry making with you!

From beginning to end, you will have a wonderful piece of wearable art that you can show off.

Limited space available for participation – Register Early! To register contact me via

Monday, March 7, 2011

I hate to break it to you!!

I had a wonderful time hanging out with the Championship bowlers this weekend at Bridge City Bowl in O'town. I met some "Spicy" gals and enjoyed sharing my wearable art with them. They took advantage of the first time unveiling of my newest collection called "Riches". The problem is that now i need to get busy building up my inventory again. This new Collection is so much fun. Each piece is composed of coin like disks that connect to each other creating a regal quality that inspires envy. As this collection develops, you will see reversible pieces that emerge, like the piece below, which allow the wearer to rock two looks in one fabulous piece. Keep your eyes open for the newest pieces in coming posts and shows. I hate to break it to you all, but the pieces you see here were purchased before i could get them posted. As i always say, "Get them while you can!"

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Digging Out From the Snowpocolyps!

We were hit with the one two punch of ice and snow! I have a 3 to 4 foot drift on my back porch! it took my father-in-law 45 minutes to blade the driveway with his tractor!! It normally take less than 15 minutes! That's a lot of snow! The good thing is that we got 2 snow days and counting! My husband just received word that he has a snow day, too! This is the best day ever!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow Day Feast!

Here are a few more of my polymer clay creations. Enjoy this feast for the eyes!

This is one of a series called "Strut" that showcases the rich jewel-tones of the fashion forward Peacock Feather. Keep your eye on the runways, peacocks are all the rage! Could you "Strut" your stuff in this one of a kind statement piece?

Natural yet modern... This necklace is a one-of-a-kind wonder of color and style. It respectfully nods to the organic form of coral yet commands attention with a modern twist.
One of a series called "Serengeti Skies" with luminous blues and earthen browns, this piece creates the illusion of light. It's structure creates the perfect framing effect of the face.

Titled "Revere", this two tiered necklace with its illusion of stained glass and versatile blend of color begs to be envied.

A wonderful blend of reds lends itself to many options in your wardrobe.

Sorry gang, this piece is already spoken for. But I thought you might enjoy the vibrancy it had to offer. Titled "Spicy", it screams for attention.

Something to Warm You Up!

Please enjoy these pieces from my newest color study. My inspiration came form my own longing for cool spring days with fresh breezes, and how God blends together the colors of spring. The greens of spring are unique to the season of rebirth and I feel a sense of impatient anticipation at the thought of springs gentle breezes mingled with delicate sun kisses and baby fresh greens. Looking out the window jars me back to reality, but it is still nice to look forward to the blessings beyond the 4 inches (and counting) of snow and ice. Have fun perusing and if you see something you like, contact me....

Monday, January 24, 2011

A Clay Day Success!

This is one of my repeat students with extraordinary skills and wonderful color sense. What a pleasure to enjoy her company again. Here after is the newest batch of clay girls! They are some of the nicest women i know and i was overjoyed to host their creativity over the week end. Each lady created an undeniably beautiful piece of jewelry that they can be proud of. We had a lovely time together, enjoying fellowship, refreshments, and polymer clay. I look forward to another clay day with my new friends. Thanks girls! It was a blast!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Polymer Clay Day!!!

Hey clay girls! Our special day is quickly approaching! I wanted to be sure that you all k ew how to get to our class location. I have been able to procure the basement of The Church @ 4th and Washington. It is located on the south east corner of the intersection of 4th and Washington in downtown O'town. The Church is on the same block as the library and the Nights of Columbus hall. I am thrilled to have each of you and look forward to a great time playing with clay and fellowshiping with new friends! See you soon!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Here are some new pics!

These are some of the pieces that were on display at my recent shows in California and the Bridge View center. They were popular pieces and all of the necklaces shown here sold. I always say, if you love one of my pieces, "get it while you can because tomorrow it will be gone and there will never be another one just like it!" There are some beautiful women wearing these pieces and it thrills me to the core!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Take My Class!!!

The established date for my next polymer clay class has been established! After lots of careful consideration, the dates will be January 21st @ 5pm and 22nd @ 1pm! Location is still to be decided! Clear your calenders and get your friends on board! I if you are a repeat student, i will be building on your existing knowledge but i will still reinforce what you have already learned. I will have 12 seats open (6 per class) and if you would like me to reserve your seat, please send me $15 at lease 1 week in advance. Your reservation money will be subtracted from your tuition cost. Full tuition is due on the date of the class and reservation monies of those who cancel less than 1 week before the date will forfeit a refund. I look forward to seeing some new faces and old friends. If you are interested send me an email with your contact information.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Sacramento Show

I was lucky enough to be able to do a home show while i was home in California with my family! talk about killing two birds with one stone! It was so much fun to be at home for the new year to spend some quality time sharing my adorable children with my parents and show off my jewelry. It was great to be able to offer my hostess free jewelry for the time and effort she put into the show. She received one free necklace for every $150 in sales that she proctored with her guests. She made out like a bandit! She earned three free necklaces! I also exclusively offer her paying guests free coordinating earrings with every necklace purchase! Its a great way to get fabulous coordinating one of a kind art jewelry.