Thursday, March 30, 2006

Polymeri Online 30.3.06


Cake Toppers!


I recently found this sweet site -

It Figures - Personalized Clay Figures and Wedding Cake Toppers by Melanie Wynne Waldman, and you can have your dog/animal sculpted, click the link to see a nice gallery of happy couples with a very fancy cake topper!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Polymeri Online 29.3.06


Beyond Miracles - Rasa Lazauskaite (dew) is a graphic designer age 29, born in lithuania, she is self-taught and makes beautiful millefiori beads, i almost thought it's glass....
http://www.artistbeads.com/
http://www.artistbeads.com/mygallery.htm
http://artistbeads.com/my%20bead-sets.htm

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Polymeri Online 28.3.06


Election Day in Israel and I am choosing Adriana Delphino, an artist from san-paulo, Brazil,

which combine textile and metal wires, her work is very versatile and the final touch is perfect.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Polymeri Online 26.3.06


Chess in Polymer Clay?

My Future plan is to make one of those gourgous chess sets to my 7 yrs son, i found some amazing chess sets, here is one of the artists, David Kravov which is a well known artist, is the only licensed fine art sculptor of Warner Bros Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, Betty Boop, and Peanuts properties.


and some more links:
Dragons and Knights Chess Set
http://www.wholesalechess.com/chess/theme_chess_sets/LN0100

Cows set

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Polymeri Online 23.3.06


Some History about the Millefiori?

From Wikipedia - Millefiori is a glasswork technique which produces distinctive decorative patterns on glassware.The term millefiori is a combination of the Italian words "mille" (thousand) and "fiori" (flowers). A. Pellatt (in his book "Curiosities of Glass Making") was the first to use the term "millefiori", which did not appear in the Oxford Dictionary until 1849. The beads were called mosaic beads before that time. While the use of this technique long precedes the term millefiori, it is now frequently associated with Venetian glassware.More recently, the millefiori technique has been applied to polymer clays and other materials. Because polymer clay is quite pliable and does not need to be heated and reheated in order to fuse it, it is much easier to produce millefiori patterns than with glass.


Here are some glass-millefiori inspiration sites -

Murano Glass Millefiori Pendants




Millefiori Ring -







and save last for last - a colorfull Polymer Clay site from Brown Dog Designs - Pierrette Ashcroft -
http://www.pierretteashcroft.com/

Polymeri Online 22.3.06


Some of you know this site, but as a cane fan i can't have enough of looking and staring and this gourgous canes!


Silly Millies sell ready made canes (made by them) of animals, faces, holidays, people, and all you have to do it start working with them.


don't forget to take a look at the process of making such a cane - huge size!



Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Polymeri Online 21.3.06


Today, my featured artist is Michelle Ross which apeared in Carol Doval Show (HGTV) and her site is full of photo, tutorials, links and info about those projects.

great source and inspiration!
http://www.polymerclayplay.com/

Monday, March 20, 2006

Polymeri Online 20.3.06


All About NATASHA Beads or their many names: mirror image designs, mirror cut caning, leftover beads, etc...


Here is the First link to Natasha Beads:
http://members.shaw.ca/clayquilt/natasha1/index.htm


Feather Beads by Emma Ralph, start with a bull`s-eye cane and don't forget a credit card (this time not for shopping ;)








A different Method for making the Natasha Beads:
http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/poleigh/natasha.html

The Hebrew Version (my site)


GlassAttic with Lot's of info about beads in general and Natasha beads:


Enjoy!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Polymeri Online 19.3.06


Amy Vangsgard won many prizes for her wonderful work, she is specilizing on comic art converted to polymer clay in a humoristic, detailed, perfect way!

Children books, Advertising campains - amazing!
http://www.amyvangsgard.com/index.htm

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Polymeri Online 16.3.06


A good source of short movies with polymer clay demonstrations is Mindstorm site - artists like Donna Kato, Gwen Gibson, and others gives us a small bite of millefiori caning and advanced techniques.

The tapes are for sale.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Polymeri Online 15.3.06


Kaleidoscopes - and this time it's Sarah Shriver -

20 women from the North texas polymer clay guild gathered together and learned the wonders of kaleidoscope caning from sarah, take a look at the PDF site linked and you'll be able to enjoy the lovely photos.

More to see on the guild site: galleries, newsletters - recommended!
http://www.ntpcg.org/
http://www.ntpcg.org/Assets/Feb05PolyGraphs.pdf

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Polymeri Online 14.3.06


Marie Segal is a well known artist, one of the PREMO developers. she is sewing with the elastic "bake & bend" polymer clay kind and her gallery is amazing!
http://www.clayfactory.net/marie/gallery4.htm

Monday, March 13, 2006

Polymeri Online 13.3.06


Candy Site - Poonkie's site is sweet as a candy, small figures sculptured with lot's of love and caring, jewlery, projects, magnets, canes and lot's more.
http://creations.poonkie.com/


To all flower fans, here is a great flower gallery by artist Mim Eisenberg -
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mimbrava/


and a tip - save some of your 400-600 sanding paper for your cane slicer knife, it's great for sharpness restoring!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Polymeri Online 12.3.06


The Lovley site of Karen Kozak working with millefiori

and another gallery:
http://thedesignspace.net/art/gallery/polyclay/abk.jpg.html?g2_enterAlbum=0

and another artist is Helen Breil Designs which combine gold and silver foil with polymer clay, press on -
Helen Breil Designs - Jewelry
Pinata Technique
Polymer Clay

http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=6&uid=447834

Thursday, March 9, 2006

Polymeri Online 9.3.06


The First site presented is Kim Koringa`s Site
After 10 Years in graphic design she decided to take a break and started her PC business.
Her Gallery is colorfull and refreshing, one of her fish canes is demonstrated in her site.
http://kimcreates.com/index.htm
** Due to the late opening of this blog (but moving all the past info from the hebrew blog) there might be a mixup in the archives, sorry :)

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