Tuesday, October 30, 2007


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I decided when I first heard that Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer was hosting a give away carnival I knew I wanted to participate. So here it is....ZudaGay's first bloggy giveaway!!!! I am giving away one of my lovely big flower pendants. This pendant features sculpted petals made from my own color mix of polymer clay on a matching base with a gorgeous vintage button in the center. It measures 2.5" across and has two wire bails near the top for hanging. I am including an adjustable double black cord but you can wear this pendant on a ribbon of your choice or if you do beading it would look amazing on a beaded necklace. To enter this drawing, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. I will then put all your names in a hat and have one of my grandkids draw out a winner and two runners up on November 4th. If your name is drawn, I will contact you for your mailing information. The two runners up will receive a surprise.

This is the give away pendant:

I invite you to take a look at my Etsy shop.
Blessings, ZudaGay

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I Heart You!!!

Hearts are a big thing on Etsy! I got so excited with each new heart the first few weeks my shop was open. I kept thinking....."They like me, they really like me!!!!" hehehe..... What is that from, anyway? After five months I am still thrilled with each new heart. I don't get quite as excited, but I am still a bit in awe that they like me. I always check out the shop or profile of the the new heart-er and their other favorites just to check out the company I am with. Getting hearts is fun!!!!

Making hearts is fun too! It seems like if I get a lump of clay in my hands with no idea of what I am going to make it becomes a flower or a heart. In the case of these hearts - both. I even do this when I'm playing with play-dough with my grandkids. Or I make a pinch pot....I don't know why I never make a pinch pot with polymer clay. Hummm, I will have to think that one over.

These hearts have all been sold over the course of the last five months. (and quite a few others as well) I think it is a paradox to sell my hearts to those who may have given me a heart.


I just have to share the blog of a very sweet lady who has featured me. I am honored by her lovely and kind words. Take a moment to visit Carol at Ingeniously Creative. Thank you, Carol!!!

blessings, ZudaGay

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


A customer recently asked me if I would make some beads. What a novel idea!! I have made beads practically since I began this fascination with polymer clay. I've always made beads out of scraps of veneer that I made to cover things or Mokume Gane. Scraps make lovely beads!!!! But...there hasn't been too many times that I made beads as the goal rather than an after thought. I suppose that most of my hearts are actually focal beads as they have a hole that runs through them. I mostly make pendants. I love making pendants!!!! I don't really know why pendants fulfill some basic need in my creativity ....at least at this time in my life they do. All things are subject to change at this stage in my life.......pun intended. Oh yeah, this post is about beads. Anyway, this lovely customer wanted me to make beads, focal beads to use in bracelets. Here are some of the beads that I actually made on purpose to be beads.

blessings, ZudaGay

Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Story of My Name, as I remember it

I've had many questions about my name as it is a bit different. One question is, "What kind of name is Zuda?" The answer is, I have no idea! I had someone leave a comment on my pbase photo site that Zuda is her family name and she lives in Germany. She is the only person I've come across with my name...even though it is her last name.

So here is the story as best I remember it. I have one sister who was born while Daddy was serving somewhere in the South Pacific in the Navy during WWII. Mama named her Donetta after Daddy and Kay I guess because it goes well with Donetta. My brother came along seven years later and Mama had a name all picked out and named him Charles, I guess because she liked the name and Marshall which was Daddy's father's middle name....his name was Nova Marshall. I came along 5 years later and Mama had a name all picked out, I think it was Candita or something like that. Well Daddy thought it was his turn to get to name the baby. Mama didn't think so, after all she was the one who did all the work giving birth and all. Mama's mom gave her a talking to and convinced her to let Daddy name the baby. So my Daddy named me Zuda which was his mother's name. She died shortly after his birth. No one knows were the name came from. And he decided on Gay as my middle name. He had a good friend when he was growing up named Gay (who was male) and he always liked the name. And that is how I became named Zuda Gay.

Mama never did like the Zuda part and so I was called Gay most of my life. Daddy called all three of us kids Butch for the most part - big Butch, Butch and Little Butch. Hehehe.....I'm not sure why.

I had a thrill when I woke up Wednesday morning and saw that I was featured on Cynthia Tinapple's Polymer Clay Daily blog. Oh my goodness!!!! I've read PCD practically every day since she started it. To say that I am thrilled and honored and shocked would be putting it mildly.

I want to share some of my favorite pieces that I've made recently.

A Study in Golds and Browns

Red Flower on Gold Leaf Pendant

Fairy Garden Pendant

blessings, ZudaGay

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Do Souls Have A Color?

I've seen this quiz on several blogs recently and it intrigued me. Color is such a huge part of my world that I needed to know what color this quiz would reveal. I can live with being pink.

What color is your soul painted?


Your soul is painted the color pink, which embodies the characteristics of love, friendship, compassion, femininity, relaxation, ability to overcome evil, honor, morality, general success, gratitude, appreciation, admiration, sympathy, health, and marriage. Pink falls under the element of Air, and is symbolic of gentle emotions and of emotional unions.

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blessings, ZudaGay


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