Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Winner of Our Blog Giveaway Is ...


Congrats to Pomegranate&eye who will receive the beautiful Distressed Petite Bouquet from Terri of Nineteenthirteen.
Thank you for everyone who has entered and supported our first blog giveaway. Our next blog giveaway is scheduled in October. Don't forget to vote for our September team challenge, your comment will be automatically entered to win the October blog giveaway.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Ring Tutorial from Silver Blueberry

If you are interested in making PMC rings as I am, check out this blog post by our very own Esmerelda of Silver Blueberry.   It's a very informative step-by-step tutorial with great pictures!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

First Blog Giveaway -- Eco-friendly Jewelry from Nineteenthirteen

Welcome to our first ever MCH Team blog giveaway! Terri of Nineteenthirteen from Elkhorn, WI is our featured artist this time.

Terri's jewelry is eco-friendly, inspiring with a touch of vintage feel. Her Fine Silver Hydrangea is my fave.
The pendant has a texture of rain! And I can feel the movement of the hydrangea under the rain. Terri will be giving away a pendant from her Vintage Button Collection -- Distressed Petite Bouquet.

Following is a short interview with Terri, enjoy!

Why did you pick the name Nineteen Thirteen?
That is the year that my grandmother Rose was born. We always called her "Busia," which is grandmother in Polish. I spent a lot of time with her growing up and she is quite a bit why I am the way that I am. She was a hardworking farm wife and I learned an appreciation for gardening, sewing, baking, cooking, and general thriftiness from her. She was sustainable and eco-friendly before they were cool!

When did you first become interested in Metal Clay? How long have you been designing jewelry using Metal Clay?
I became interested in Metal Clay about two years ago, bought a packet of PMC3, and have been hooked ever since!

What inspires you?
Friends, family, animals, nature, food...
Most of my pieces have a story behind them. I love designing custom pieces that evoke a memory for a client. Creating customized gifts for clients makes me smile.

Why did you design the giveaway piece? What is special about your giveaway piece?
I searched a few flea markets for vintage buttons to make into jewelry. The button was used as a mold to recreate the button in silver. I love the vintage soul the pendant has.

What do you enjoy most about working in Metal Clay?
The forgiveness of the clay! If I am not happy with the piece I can just roll the clay out and try again!

Terri loves to work on custom pieces and would create meaningful piece perfect just for you. You can find more of her inspiring jewelry on Etsy:

You can also become her fan on Facebook:

Don't forget to post a comment to enter our giveaway! Each person can enter four times to up your chance of winning. Read more on the giveaway here.
Please put each entry in SEPARATE posts.

Monday, August 9, 2010

August Giveaway

We are excited to announce our first giveaway. We will be featuring a giveaway from one of our metal clay artists every other month, alternating with our challenges. This giveaway will feature a piece by Terri of Nineteen Thirteen. The winner will be chosen at random from all the entries received. Very soon, Betty from Faccia Felice will publish a short feature on Terri and will have a photo of the prize (which is very nice!)

So here are the rules:

Every person is eligible to enter the blog giveaway with up to FOUR (4) entries. How can you get an entry? You can do any of the following and then let us know that by leaving a comment here so we can keep track.

  1. Follow our blog = 1 entry
  2. Check out featured artist and post favorite piece on the blog = 1 entry
  3. Heart featured artist’s shop = 1 entry
  4. Follow featured artist on Facebook = 1 entry
  5. Make a purchase = 2 entries
  6. Refer a friend = 1 entry
  7. Tweet about the giveaway using key word metalclayheads = 1 entry
  8. Share the Metal Clay Heads blog giveaway link on FB (Go to and click Share) = 1 entry
  9. If you voted and commented on our last challenge = 1 entry

The giveaway will run for two weeks. We will announce the winner on August 24th. Good luck!

Thanks to Betty from FacciaFelice for organizing the giveaway!