Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

This picture is from my neighbor's yard from last year before midnight that's
why baby Jesus is not set yet on its crib

It's been exactly a month since my last post and while I have not been very communicative lately. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support but most of all I want to wish you all a wonderful holiday.

While things in the PC world have gotten so out of hand in my opinion. I thought this is my place to express what I celebrate and express my love for all friends who regardless of what they celebrate they always have a special place in my heart.  From me to you I hope you are always blessed with goodness, love, happiness and good health at this time and always. 

I believe in the love of God and his immense sacrifice of his only son for the goodness of the world. And on Christmas Day I will celebrate that, the birth of Jesus from whom I receive love and compassion and renewed hope and faith in difficult moments in my life.  It's a time for me to reflect and renew my spirit and continue my life always in the company of God.  Merry Christmas!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Cyber Monday Sale and Giveaway!

Wishing that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and loved ones. I spent mine with family.  Having my daughter come down for the weekend was wonderful, she got the days off from work, and her classes were canceled.  So this made it for an easy ride home on Wednesday, record time actually for being the day before and even driving thru Los Angeles.  Now we prepare for Christmas.

I wanted to also announce on this post about the Beads of Clay Cyber Monda Sale!  We will also have a giveaway of several pieces donated by the participating stores.  Yours truly is participating and I will be offering  20%  Off.  So use code BOCCYBER at checking out to get your discount!  Visit my Etsy Store

To find out details of the giveaway visit Beads of Clay Blog and enter for the giveaway!

I will be donating this piece above with the beautiful design from a decal.  This piece has been fired three times, so I can tell you it was made with much love. Come Monday and get your goodies at Yolanda's Clay  and good luck in winning the beads!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Old Town Artwalk in Tustin

Come this Saturday!!

I will be displaying my work at the Old Town Tustin Artwalk this Saturday October 22
Visit us from 10am to 4pm  
I will be on El Camino Real and 6th St. close to Armstrong's Nursery
And I've been told I'm in very close proximity to the wine booth!!

So come over let's do some shopping, wine tasting and enjoy the great weather
Tustin has!!

Hope to see you Saturday! 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the Witch Shoes Pedant is......


Amy let me know your address so I can send these to you asap!
Thank you all who participated.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Halloween is Time for a Giveaway!!

I just feel like doing a giveaway, after all it's been a while.  I opened the kiln this morning with halloween orders, and of course I always make more than I need in case of little accidents.  But it was an accident free firing this time so I decided I ahd stuff to give!

The pendant, beads and charm above is what is up for grabs.  Like an old good witch I am there is always a catch Muahahahha....!  however you spell that.  Here is what you need to do:

1.  Like my facebook page  Yolanda's Clay
2.  Follow this blog
3.  Blog this giveaway and come and post the link here
4.  Tweet this giveaway and come back to post the link here
5.  If you also post on your facebook yeah let me know here.

Anddddd  If you make a purchase at my store Yolanda's Clay Etsy I will also add you to the giveaway and your whole purchase and giveaway will be shipped free when you win these beads (giveaway for US residents only).  Plus those who have bought from me know that I always include little gifts.... so hurry and get something if you want.... in case you don't tweet, facebook or blog...!

This giveaway will end Wednesday October 12th, at 9pm West Coast Time.  My time.  So go ahead spread the word and enter to win this stash of fun beads.  I really had a fun time making these, I already got new unusual stamps for next year, or maybe I will still have time to make a few.....

Friday, October 7, 2011


Take 10% off all day today in celebration of First Friday Art Walk over on etsy.  I got a coupon code for you in my store BOCFFAW use it when checking out!  Visit me here and check out all the Halloween Pendants and Much More!

Also!   I will be at a real Art Walk in Tustin this month!   Come Saturday, October 22nd from 10am to 4 pm.  To Old Town Tustin ant Main St. and El Camino Real.  Arts, Plein Air Contest, Wine Tasting, Live Music and Food!   I hope to see you there, stop by!    (will load poster later)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Halloween is Around the Corner

The store is full of halloween pendants.  I listed a few last week and quickly sold and got a few orders for more right away.  Those are shipped and gone to as far as Germany yay!  my first Germany order.
These came out really cute and I can't wait to list more in the next couple days.

There's all kinds of designs to choose from.  Pumpkins, skulls, witch shoes, spiderwebs.  All these are spooky and fun, nothing gory or scary at all so they are perfectly G rated.  Visit the etsy store and check them out Yolanda's Clay  Here is a few more pics for your enjoyment.  Happy Halloween! and boo!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cyber Sale Oct. 2 Creating Handmade with Handmade

Cyber Sale Sunday Oct. 2 put together by  Love My Art Jewelry Blog Close to 40 artists makers of handmade beads, pendants, components and jewelry.  All will offer discounts.  And there are giveaways!!  Visit their site by clicking button on the right.

I will be doing a 15% discount in my store in all items.  Coupon code is LMAJ15 it will be all day Sunday OCt. 2.  Visit  Yolanda's Clay Etsy Store and get some nice new pendants I got there and lots of Halloween spooky pendants!  Don't forget  LMAJ15 for 15% off.

                      I'm donating this pendant and beads with decals for the many giveaways!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Love My Art Jewelry September Art Spark

I am a sponsor for September at the Love My Art Jewelry Blog  Art Spark Event.  The purpose is to design jewelry in which your design includes a piece that has a special meaning to you.  A memory of a charm a loved one gave you, the first gift your little one gave you that was collected on a walk to the woods, the beach.  A memento in a special time in our life.  

In the giveaway for the winner my donation is this set of pendant and earring beads, or charms.  It's from my line that I call Watercolor Spring Fling.

To learn more about Love My Art Jewelry and the requirements yo enter your piece visit their blog.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Etsy First Friday Art Walk

The Art Walk Etsy Team is preparing for tomorrow Sept. 2 to hold First Friday Art Walk with many sellers participating.  I will offer a 10% off the whole store including sale items.  Coupon Code is BOCFFAW enter this code at check out to get your discount!

Other members from Beads of Clay will be participating too and you can use the same code BOCFFAW.  For other non BOC members you can use FFAW.  I hope you enjoy saving money and getting ceramic beads!   Please visit my store  Yolanda's Clay on Etsy 

Thanks and we hope to see you there!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cyber Sale Monday Aug. 29th!

Come tomorrow and check what lots of Beads of Clay members are planning on out etsy stores!  It will save you money, hint hint!!  see you tomorrow!

   Visit the Beads of Clay Blog tomorrow morning and join us!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Designs Made with Yolanda's Clay Pieces

I create a lot of my pieces just by thinking what I feel like making that day, sometimes I feel I am all over the place with pieces at different stages of creating.   I wake up in the middle of the night and think Oh I could make this! or I should make that!  I don't sketch (not very good at it) I don't write my ideas either. I am a very unorganized when it comes to playing with clay actually.  A few years ago I started with a series of pendants that I called "Spring Fling Watercolors" the technique I use is basically an abstract watercolor brushing.  I work the clay with different techniques to give texture, raised designs and make it interesting.  All pieces are one of a kind and never a repeat piece.  I have made many of these as they seem to be very good sellers on my shows.  Simply hung from chain or leather cords.  But the pieces below are fully designed an make my work stand out beautifully!

This piece bellow is one of the many batches of the Spring Fling line, very bright colors.  Here you can see how Linda Landig of  Linda Landig Jewelry used the pendant I made.   Linda named this piece Monet's Garden, how sweet is that!  She used different colors of crystals, pink opal, rose quartz, green aventurine, sterling silver chain and clasp.  The result is a lovely and girly look to wear all the way trough summer.

From the first designs in the spring colors I wanted to play with glazes and a more tone down palette that could take the pieces from fall to winter and this is what I came up with.

The design of this piece was made from Silver Parrot Designs Her use of large link brass chain, pearl, shell, vintage glass and other metal accent beads give this piece an old time look.  The glazes used were in rose red, myrtle green, lite cocoa and a little dab of blue.

I will have a new post with a most recent piece that I found recently or better said I was told recently with a little happy news that came with it too :)

These pieces today you can find on these artists' shops in the links above.

p.s. the technique above  are done in other shapes, these just happen to be ovals.  But I make hearts and circles as well.  I came to find out that square were not my favorite so I have stopped those.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Beads of Clay Members Cyber Sale Monday August 29th.

Coming this Monday August 29th!

Many members from Beads of Clay will be having a collective Cyber Sale!
Visit the Blog Monday Augsut 29th with information and coupon codes on all the stores participating.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I'm Still Alive! and there is a giveaway!

Where did time go?  It's been over a month since the last post.  I've been in a funk lately, but I told myself that enough is enough.  So here I am, just wanted to remind you I'm still having a sale on my Etsy Store thru Friday the 12th, with 10% Off!  Code is 2011Birthday....  Oh yes, friday is my birthday and I want to celebrate with a discount!  so go over and check out the stuff and buy buy buy...

Also just a little note, the Beads of Clay Blog is having a giveaway and one of my pieces is donated for the giveaway, so go and check it out and win win win!

Piece I donated for the giveaway!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Celebrate with a Birthday Discount!

I have a birthday coming up on August 12th!  And what better way to celebrate another one than giving you nice people a break in price.  My way of thanking you for supporting handmade and the creations I love.  So here is the scoop, and remember you can always let me know if you have any questions by leaving a message here.  Enjoy!

Get a 10% discount now through August 12th with the purchase of regular priced items.  Use Code  2011Birthday for your discount!

Again thank you for supporting  Yolanda's Clay

Friday, June 3, 2011

New Look for Yolanda's Clay Etsy Store

Been wanting to do a new avatar and banner for my etsy store for a while. Bonnie from Love My Hero Etsy  has  shop banners for etsy stores. I wanted something on the colors above, brown representing earth as clay comes from it and the green is an all time favorite color.  The nature theme on it with birds which I love.  I am very pleased how it turned out and give Bonnie big kudos for getting it with this info "brown, green, birds, earthy".

Love My Hero also specializes in Military themed jewelry.  The store has pieces already made for a quick purchase and you could also have items to be custom made exclusively for you.


Bonnie is a Marine wife who likes doing scrapbooking and now uses her digital knowledge to make the themed jewelry that is in her etsy store.  I hope you visit her store and heart it and check many of her other pieces available for yourself or as a gift for someone you know who has a family member serving.

What a great way to honor and remember so gratefully the men and women who do so much for our country and our freedoms.  Thank you to all service men/women past and present who give everything for us.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cats and the Outdoors

A snapshot of cat experiencing the outdoors

Jupiter is more daring and after many times out has explored beyond the threshold.

Layla being the shy one is still hanging by the door.

We have had these cats for six months now and they are finally feeling at home, specially Layla who is three.  We believe she did not have a good beginning but now she is safe, trusting and enjoying having a home.  Jupes as we call her, was 2 months when we got her so she knows this is her home from day one.  They will be indoor cats because of the dangers outside, and our area has coyotes occasionally. But they do get bored at times so I take them out in our yard supervised for 10 minutes a couple times a day.  

Today I will be at Patchwork Show in Santa Ana form 11 to 5 pm,  if you are in Orange County come and check it out lots of fun things going on.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Patchwork Show Event

Patchwork Show Again!! 

That time again for Patchwork Santa Ana
Sunday May 29 from 11 to 5 pm
Main St. and the 5 Freeway
Between Bowers Museum and Main Place Mall
Hope to see you there!

Few items Today

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sunday is Patchwork Show Long Beach


Sunday May 15th is the day people!  Patchwork Show in Long Beach is happening.  From 11 to 5pm
at the  Marine Stadium.  There will be over 125 vendors with all handmade goodies.  The shows are always a blast so come prepared to have lotsssss of fun, good food and nice music in the background.
Rain or shine!  so do the sun dance for us please.

Here some of the stuff I've been making and that I will have there.

Come and say Hi!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Another Design with One of my Pendants

A few months ago I made a sale on my etsy store, I asked the buyer how she found me. She said she saw a picture on flickr of a necklace with one of my pendants, later on she sent me a link to this necklace.

The pendant was one that sold around Christmas.  The necklace was beautifully designed in yellow and purple.  It was a commissioned piece that artist Linda Landig from Linda Landig Jewelry created for a man who would give away as a gift.  Linda's designs are beautiful pieces full of color in many different designs and choices for you to wear.

The pendant is a little square about one inch in size, stamped with a yellow bird in the center with ornamental texture surrounding it in purple and an outline of yellow again.  The piece is designed with square beads, seed beads and lentil beads and some nugget looking ones too.

Linda and I have become facebook friends and I became a fan on her page too Linda Landig Contemporary Artisan Jewelry Also here is a post she did recently on her blog on some pendants she recently purchased   Linda's Bead Blog   

This is another pendant Linda has on the works, can't wait to see what she makes with it.  Thank you Linda for sending the pictures to share.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sigh..... Black Clay Results

I did a post last month about  working with black clay the picture above is from some pieces in the bisque stage. Below  are the results after the glaze firing.  Will let the pictures do the talking.  What do you think?  I think they look prettier in the bisque stage..... darn!  Luckily I only glazed half so I will play with the other half and other glazes, but will not expect much.  Have a great Friday!

This little heart was listed on my etsy