made by miller porcelain - so simple yet so elegant and eye catching
Feb 29, 2008
Feb 28, 2008
CatTherien had uploaded to her Etsy shop some really nice focal beads in star shpaes. there is something very cute about his face don't you think?
while you are looking at this guy you can also see the wonderful canes that she has for sale on her shop. a really talented caner she is!!
Feb 27, 2008
despite the fact that these rattles are made from clay I still find it very inspiring and they can definately be made with Polymer Clay
on October 2007 the PCAGOE organised a mask Challenge you can see the finalists here http://pollyhyper-etsy.blogspot.com/2007/10/pcagoe-october-challenge-masks.html
i was first introduced to this technique by watching Sarajane Helm's masks. I wrote this tutorial a few years ago and was is a better time to take off the dust than Purim? :-)
here is another tutorial written by Israela Angel for makink a polymer clay mask on a plaster armature http://www.art1.co.il/instructionsteps.aspx?wid=78a873b1-e734-4cf0-b608-9430722e849d
my friend Maskit uploaded to her blog some links for mask tutorials - if you read hebrew check this post too.
Barbara McGuire shows how to make this mask on HGTV
the craftgossip showcased a mask gallery which is very inspiring.
did all these tutorials made you want to make masks? do you already make pretty masks? Sarajane is seeking for masks for a potentail new book she is working on. click here for more details.
Feb 26, 2008
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Feb 19, 2008
she uses high-karat gold, sometimes combined with sterling silver. the vibrant effest is acheived by Enamel fused to the metal in a kiln
the process is called cloisonné .
other on-line tutorial for this technique can be found here
and also - Judy Belcher teached the Cloisonne technique on HGTV
Feb 18, 2008
Theo Junior makes people from polymer clay for fun.he also tells their stories at hiddenmissives.blogspot.com
this is how Theo describes his work:
"Most of the faces are remixes of other faces. Toys and figurines in thrift stores and antique malls provide the originals. I press molds whenever I find faces. The faces are quite small, varying in size from about a half an inch to one and half inches. Each polymer clay face I make is pressed partially into several molds. In addition to molds of faces, I also use molds of stones, wood, shell, bone, nuts, and manmade objects of every sort.
Faces are painted with acrylics and scanned. The images are then enhanced and tweaked on the computer."
personally I find these faces a bit intimidating and scary but yet admire the art and the process of making them.
you can see more of Theo's work at http://www.flickr.com/photos/theojunior/
Feb 17, 2008
I always have a hard time trying to decide about the right way for hanging pendants- Mariesel came up with a wonderful and original idea- she uses plastic tubes as the hanger - since these plastic tubes come in so many vibrant colors the possibilities are endless.
Feb 16, 2008
Feb 15, 2008
these lentiles are glass beads made by rubytwoshoes.
maybe because of their shape, they remind me of Mentos - can you imagine how fun could it be if the mentos actually had this kind of design on them?
Feb 12, 2008
MIra Krispil of colors of life.
Working with polymer clay returned to Mira the use of her hands. In return, Mira has taken the art of polymer clay to a new level. A true triumph of the human spirit!
Mira’s creations are unique and one of a kind. They are imbued with joy and optimism, mischievousness and humor.
you can see more of her clowns here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mirakris/sets/72157600237636668/
Feb 8, 2008
Feb 7, 2008
my friend Mars is one of the most amazing caners i know. her canes are always so intricate and you can actually see how much fun she does making them by the different look that each one of them has.
you can purchase her canes on her Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5417557
Feb 5, 2008
my handsome Joe won the February “Love” Challenge that was organized by PCAGOE http://pcagoe.com/2008/02/04/february-love-challenge-winners/
this is very exciting for me. usually I am the one who initiate the challenges in my guild and because of that i can't participate in them. just recently I started participating in the international challenges and it is so much fun.
THANK YOU PCAGOE for the opportunity.
Feb 4, 2008
מכירים את האטבים הצבעוניים הללו? אז הנה לפניכם שימוש חדש בהם
For the body I used a small pin and twisted it with round nose pliers.
ליצירת הגוף לוקחים אטז קטן ומגלגלים אותו על אחת מהצבטות של כלי העבודה (ניתן גם לגלגל על כל דבר עגול אחר כמו עט, שיפוד וכו')
for the feeler (is that how it is called?) i bent a small clip and added a little bead at the end. after placing the little bead make another bend so it won't fall off.
ליצירת המחושים מכופפים אטב קטן ומוסיפים חרוזי בקצה. לאחר הכנסת החרוז יש ליצור כיפוף נוסף על מנת שהחרוז לא ייפול
With E6000 glue i attached it all to the frame.
added some decoration with Tulip paint (the ones you sqeeze out the paint).
ניתן לקשט את השוליים באמצעות טוליפים
and there it is- something nice to make with your young ones or for them :-)
והנה העבודה הגמורה
aren't my little girls cute?
the work above was the first prize winner, made by Lorie O. Follett - is'nt it amazing?
you can see all other finalists at the web PolymerCafe web site at http://www.polymercafe.com/feat_of_clay/feat_of_clay.html
Feb 3, 2008
The Crafty goat is playing around with Texture sheets and molds lately - I love what she came up with when using the clay gun.
sure looks like something that i want to try...
not only she included very inspiring photos but she also included a step by step video
Feb 2, 2008
here are some ispiring shoes made by Ndeur that paints with acrylics on shoes creating such beautiful shoes.
it reminds me the "Clay Feet" project that was initiated by the Polymer cafe magazine in 2004. i tries looking for the link in the PolymerCafe web site but it seems to be a broken link.... if you have a corrected link i would appreciate if you can send it to me so i can add it here.
Since Valentines day is pretty much around the same theme I feel comfortable enough to share
and how about the classic Elissa heart? http://www.pcpolyzine.com/2000december/chrysanthemum.html
Here I will try to share my thoughts, new things that I am working on and interesting things from other clay artists that I have around me.
I would love to hear you thoughts about the things I write about.