Pen to Paper Part 2 of 3
This is the second special giveaway for this week - check yesterday's post for the first.

The word pen comes from Latin, pinna for feather. That's because feathers (and sticks) were the first writing implements used. The first recorded use of these pens was by ancient Indians in 5000 B.C. We've moved on since to more sophisticated pens!

Polymer clay is a wonderful medium for making beads. I hadn't really thought about it being used for other decorative items until Arlene of Harrison Hollow Designs offered this lovely Purple Poppers polymer clay pen as a giveaway. Use it as a creative muse or a one of kind gift for someone special. Write a comment below for your chance to win it. The contest closes at 8 am on October 20. I'll pick a winner and announce as soon as possible after that.

Arlene who is based in Mississippi, has indulged in many artistic pursuits over the years. When she discovered polymer clay, her decorative painting soon took a back seat to her new passion.

Do drop by Arlene's blog and her Etsy store where she is known as Ashpaints. She makes all kinds of things besides beads. Here are my favorites besides her pens. Her Reel Jewelry are special polymer clay decorative shells on necklaces. These hide the ugly but essential retractable ID badge reels some of us have to wear at work:

I also liked her mirrored polymer clay snowflake ornament. You know, if she could make them smaller, it would make fun, funky earrings which will reflect light. Arlene says she makes her own snow because they don't get any down in Mississippi. Well, I would gladly ship some from Canada if I could because we have more than we want up here!

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