Hi everyone ! My Name is Tonja and I am a designer of silk screens. If you like to be creative and love to use unexpected patterns & designs, you will be overjoyed with the designs available in my Etsy Shop. Customers can access my Etsy Shop by clicking on any one of the images in the Etsy Mini interface on the right side of this page. Please visit my Facebook Page and blog Polyclay Corner . I should probably post more often, but there is some useful content. 🙂 You will also find announcements of new products and sales events. If you need to contact me directly please send me an Email.
Message to Groups & Guilds: I can do large group orders of silk screens at a discount. Contact me for details.
A little info about me. I hail from the beautiful Northwestern United States, but more specifically the NE part of Washington State. I have been an artist most of my life thanks to the influence of my grandmother. She taught me how to sew, crochet, macrame, plus a few other crafts beginning at the age of 10. I have tried my hand at many types of arts and crafts, but I discovered polymer clay about 18 years ago and was hooked. It became a true obsession after about 3 years of just playing with clay. I mostly enjoyed making jewelry, but was known to wrap clay around a pen or bowl or light switch cover from time to time. Having an art medium with so much versatility leaves the door wide open to endless possibilities. If you haven’t tried polymer clay you should !
I very recently found I love to refurbish and upcycle old furniture and household items. Turned an old metal ironing board enclosure from the 50’s (the kind that is inset into the wall) into a large medicine cabinet lined with wood. I have an old dresser I plan to convert into a butcher-block top kitchen island. Also purchased some old chandeliers that will become flower planters and bird feeders.
I was included several times in Jewelry Crafts Magazine before they stopped publishing. I’ve also had an article in Polymer Cafe and they gave my necklace the cover ! (See cover image below) I also had the honor of having an article about silk screening on polymer clay published in The Polymer Arts magazine. I have a few free tutorials available. Here are the links – Layered inks Pendant , Crackled Faux Tile Shards , Ancient Images Tile Bracelet . My silk screens have been used in other artist’s tutorials like this one from Shannon at Charleston Clay Jewelry and Studio that also uses Chameleon Pens. I highly recommend at tutorial called All About Silk Screens for Polymer Clay by Ginger at The Blue Bottle Tree. She covers every thing you can imagine and especially what you can’t ! Worth every penny of the small price.
I live with my wonderful husband and our 2 fur babies, Farrah & Sydney, who are miniature dachshunds. Yes, they are all a handful at times, but life would not be complete without them. Here are pictures of my girls. 🙂
Here’s where I add a few of my favorite pictures of my jewelry.