Chalkboards n’ Clay Tags

Hi, sweets.
Wanted you to know that
I will share another chalkboard project tomorrow
and include an impromptu link party
(as suggested by my friend, Becky at Sweet Bee Hollow!…Thank you!)
 for your chalkboard projects

so if you if have something to share, c’mon over.

Party will start at 7 a.m. EST. 


Back to chalkboards.
If you love chalkboardin’ as much as I do, 
I wanted to introduce you to (if you aren’t already familiar)
a beach cottage
Sarah recently chalked a vintage suitcase.

and here is her 2010 Chalkboard Year in Review.

Her projects are gorgeous.

I adore a simple, casual style, with just the right touches and vintage infusion,
and Sarah’s style is just that.

Take away the sea shells and beach glass and I have a kindred spirit.

(I do love those things, especially in her home…I just don’t decorate in beachy chic style.)

It was actually Sarah’s clay tag tutorial 
(She sells the tutorial, not the tags.) 
that inspired me to create and sell my own designs 
which, by the way,
are now all photographed and happily available in my Etsy shop
along with some new designs.
{My new favorite is the “fleur” one with the linen rosette. Top right.}


I even took new photos of my bird seed cakes…

I consider myself an amateur photographer so I’m pretty happy with the way they turned out
thanks to a sunny day and a new, $15 Target tripod.

Back to clay tags…

I’ve been wanting to share some other inspiration with you.

My dear friend, Laurie at Heaven’s Walk and I
have enjoyed what we call, “playing with clay.”
Laurie is actually going to be selling hers at a local antique shop!
How cool.
She’s a tad nervous so please tell her she has nothing to worry about.
Aren’t they beautiful?

I love how creative minds
interpret things individually.

When I originally shared my clay tags a short while back,
Paulette at Summerland Cottage Studio
sent along a photo of some Christmas tags that she made
(along with the sweetest message…thank you, Paulette!). 

 She used fancy scissors to make her detailed, little darlings.

And, I found these Valentine’s tags while snooping around her blog tonight!…

 Her style is so perfectly cottage…and even shabby chic in this case.
{LOVE} these little works of art.

 My Aussie bud, Cath at Tig’s White Canvas
made these clay Christmas ornaments
and shares a free tutorial on how to make them.

They are so elegant!

I love the gold dusting…she shows you how to do that, too.

Thanks for letting my share your tags, friends!

If you’ve made it this far, 
I hope you enjoyed a stroll through clay tag park.

If ever I share something
and you make something similar
or use one of my tutorials,
send it along and I’ll share it on my blog.
That is what I love most about blogging…
the abundant inspiration and creativity.



  1. Chris says:

    How fun to be introduced to clay tags…in all their varieties. Congrats on accomplishing so much!

  2. Pamela says:

    I DID enjoy my stroll. You made me want to give they a try.

  3. Allison says:

    Your shop looks great, Jami! Your bird seed cakes are little works of art. They’re beautiful as well as your pretty clay tags! You’ve been a busy gal!

  4. I love clay tag! Also I want to thank you for your crane tutorial. I’m working on an old chest at the moment, and it has been so useful!

  5. I love your sweet tags ~
    I am off to see Sarah’s blog ~
    Thank you for sharing with us!!


  6. Megan says:

    LOVING the chalk board projects!!!

    and your tags are beautiful- dainty- elegant- everything that is freckled laundry. Except not laundry. more like freckled clay? ;) you know what I mean…


  7. I have been thinking about making clay tags since Laurie started. I love all the different ones out there…thanks for sharing some, Jami! Now I’m off to your shop!


  8. Linden Townhouse says:

    I love your tags. I don’t know how you do all this with two babies!

  9. Very cute tags!
    And I’m just now getting addicted to chalboard projects :)

  10. g’day

    thanks for the blog love ;-)

    and I just lurve how your tags turned out…soooooooo pretty


  11. Toyin O. says:

    Everything looks great:)

  12. michelle says:

    Love all the clay tags! I have a few of Laurie’s that she graciously sent me and I LOVE them!! She is going to do well!! Love your tags too, so beautiful and the variations are perfect!!

  13. Anita says:

    Wow, your clay tags are so great! Very well done!

    BTW, I’d like to share my fabric rosettes on my blog this week-end and I’ll link your tutorial, ok?

    Best wishes

  14. Becky says:

    Yay for the linky!… I can’t wait to see what you crafty readers come up with. I hope my project dries by tomorrow so I can link it up :) The clay tags are beautiful and sweet.

  15. Hi Jami! How fun to see everyone’s interpretation and inspiration on their own tags! Unbelievable creativity out there. :) THANK YOU for the feature and shout-out, sweetie! I just love how sharing different craft projects encourages others to try something different. If it weren’t for you, I never would have attempted a try at these. ♥ Hugs to you!

    xoxo laurie

  16. Amaco says:

    Love what you’re doing with clay! If you would like to use AMACO clay, I’d love to post about your work and share your projects.

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