Designs in Clay. Everything is one of a kind!

Campbell, California | 681 Sales


Designs in Clay. Everything is one of a kind!

Campbell, California 681 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Alyssa Gillooley

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Alyssa Gillooley

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Indoor or outdoor hanging mini planters. Succulents, Tillandsia . . .
Minimalist lines create a Tilly planter.


Creating calms my spirit and feeds my soul.

I've always loved making things. Even as a little girl--from cutting out paper dolls to making a “go-cart” with a car tire and a skate board (didn't work BTW). But whether my creations work or not, it’s the process in creating them that I enjoy. Not giving up, but getting up and trying again. The process calms my spirit and feeds my soul. Now I have found clay and it is such a fun medium, whether it's polymer clay with it's myriad of colors or metal clay with it's beauty and bling.

Bright colorful designs have forever inspired me, from Portuguese tiles, Mexican pottery, Dutch Delft, Italian glass, and closer to home Laurel Birch and Mary Engelbrite. The colors and designs excite me and the possibilities are endless.

Making canes in polymer clay is very time consuming. One simple cane can take a couple of hours to make and a more complex cane can take six or more hours to make. However, although it is very time consuming, it can also be very rewarding to finally see the end result. To begin any design, I start off with a block (2 oz) of a solid color of polymer clay. That clay is then combined with other colors and manipulated into a roll called the "cane." This process is fashioned after the Venetian glass technique called "mille fiori" which means "a thousand flowers." The final design is perpendicular to the cane so that each slice is identical to the last, allowing me to cut multiple slices with the same design.

I've just recently added metal clay to my arsenal. Although very different from polymer clay, I love it! I've been making a lot of pendents and earrings. I use Precious Metal Clay. The clay consists of microscopic pieces of pure silver, water, and binder. With this clay I design and make my piece, let it dry, sand and refine it, and then fire it in a 1200 degree kiln. When it's done I brush it with a steel brush, put a patina finish on it, burnish it, and then finally polish it. Beautiful and so much fun! When the piece is finished it is 99.9% Pure Silver. All of the impurities, binder, and water have been burned away. I'll accent some pieces with 22 k gold.

My hope is that people will be blessed by my work. That it will bring a smile to their face and a spring to their step. Each piece is one of a kind and is handmade by me.

Thanks so much for visiting!

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  • Alyssa Gillooley

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I've always loved working with my hands and creating things. I discovered polymer clay around eight years ago and have loved it ever since. I've now added metal clay to my arsenal and love the elegance, beauty, and bling!

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Last updated on November 3, 2017
Clay is such a fun medium, whether it's polymer clay with it's myriad of colors or metal clay with it's beauty and bling. We strive to give all of our customers the best service and attention. Our hope is that you will love my work as much as I love making it. Your happiness and satisfaction with your purchase is very important to us so convo us at any time!

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
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It is my goal for each and every customer to be completely happy with their purchase. I love the work that I do and I want you to be happy with it. Please contact me if there is any damage to your piece in shipping or if you are unhappy with it in any way to arrange for a replacement or refund.
I accept many forms of payment, including Paypal (which accepts all major credit cards and also does electronic checks), Etsy Gift Cards, or money orders,

INTERNATIONAL VISITORS: Please arrange for payment via PayPal or Etsy Gift Cards.
Domestic Customers: I ship USPS 1st Class mail from Campbell, CA, USA. Each item has it's own shipping schedule depending on it production. Some items ship in 1-2 days and others in 3-5 so please check the shipping for the item you are buying. Shipping days count only business working days and do not count weekends and postal holidays. If you have a deadline rapidly approaching, birthday, etc., then let me know and I can usually expedite. Priority Mail is available with an additional cost, please convo for details. If you want insurance then that would be extra. Once shipped I cannot be responsible for lost or stolen packages.

International Customers: Please convo me for a shipping fee. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery. Most orders will arrive sooner but overseas delivery times can vary quite a bit due to processing through Customs. If ordering as a Christmas gift, I recommend placing overseas orders by November 20th, if at all possible. If you want insurance then it will be extra. Once shipped I cannot be responsible for lost or stolen packages.

International Shipping: It is my understanding that most countries do not impose import fees for items under $100. Because I'm not familiar with Customs tariff for all countries, I cannot be responsible for any duty taxes which may be levied on your purchase and if you have any questions concerning this, please contact your local Customs office.
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If you're looking for something specific and you can't find it then convo me. I love trying new things and can always do a custom order.