Thursday, December 27, 2007

Polymeri Online 27.12.07 (last polymeri for 2007)

Rosie Bair
Rosie has been playing with polymer clay since she was young, but only recently started developing a true skill for the body form and for fantasy. Fantasy has been a subject of interest since childhood.

Fairies and Mermaids By Lori Schroeder
Lori is a designer and crafts person for Fancy Face Originals. For over 25 years have been making a full time living making polymer dolls and other handcrafted items.

Creepy and Whimsical Art Dolls by loopyboopy
loopyboopy loves quircky, odd, whimsical, cute, creepy and eerie things.

100% handmade polymer charms, jewelry, art, accessories by Jennifer a.k.a. Komodokat
Jennifer is a Graphic Designer/Artist living in Houston, Texas

bunny X productions - Amy
Amy really loves sea creatures, mainly cephalopods. Octopus & squid are her favorites.

Erin Johnson from Australia
Erin was introduced to beading and jewellery making after buying a beading magazine by chance. She is making beautiful pieces from polymer clay along with other techniques.

clayspirits / Bianca van den Berg Rotterdam, Netherlands
In her teens she discovered polymer clay in a local craft shop. The colors and the possibility of the clay drew her attention and 20 years later it still does.

Wishing you all a great 2008!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Home Blessings - New stuff :)

In Israel, almost every family hangs a Home blessing.
It can be a Hamsa (5 finger hand) or a different shape but it's a very popular ornament.

The prayer's written in Hebrew or in English and asking for peace, love and happiness for the home tenants. Most of us hang it near the main door, to protect our home and family from bad luck and the evil eye.

I love making those unique home blessing wall ornaments, they are a perfect gift!

All in my Etsy

Polymeri Online 20.12.07

Hector Vera from Australia, He is an Artist & an Educator.

Amelka's Czech site brings us many items, one of them by Klára Kubešová (i think) is a flexible animal project, I think some of us had such a toy when we were young :)
and more FIMO projects -

Peace Cane by Cane Spinner Designs

Annie's Handmade Jewelry - lamp work & polymer clay

Some Shopping - Kraft Lady Art Moulds and texture sheets

Solet Luna Gallery - Catherine (Cate) Lansing - makes Women and Men in period-dress, Literary Characters, Witches, Ogres, Queens, Rogues and Animals-behaving-like-people. Characters created in 1:12 scale. Some of the links are broken, these links are still active.

A Beginners Flower Tutorial and some sculptures by Hagit Gano

If you need a quick and easy origami gift box tutorial - this one is for you:

Merry Christmas to all the celebrating!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Finally! My new Studio Gallery :)

Finally! My new Studio Gallery is ready :) After all the fixing, building, dust and mess, it's ready for me and my students!

The big things are back in place, tables, pasta machine :) and all my canes, boxes and beads, it's a good opportunity to throw some things (or maybe not, i might need it...) and arrange all the mess on my working table...

I still need a nice carpet and some photos on the wall, but that can wait a bit longer!
Did i mention that red is my favorite color?

After everything is back in place i felt like working and working, and i can't stop! beads, pillow, hearts, hamsa's, hangers, it's so much fun! You can find more on my Etsy

Polymeri Online 13.12.07

Linda Peterson Designs brought her very interesting yourtube movie how to for making shaving cream beads -

Debra Dembowski makes figurative jewelry and sculpture, she hand fabricate her stylized people using small chasing and repousse tools to create arms, legs and other dimensional details.Their faces made from polymer clay using a hybrid molding / sculpting technique, then further define the details with washes of acrylic paints and chalks to achieve the doll like appearance.

Andrea Herrera or Cre8 makes small tiny sculpturing, working with polymer clay, paper clay, air dry clays. - old site

Polymer Clay Tutorials and Other Fun Craft Projects by Tommy Venable
and Etsy store

Rings sell Wholesale Jewelry-Making Supplies, but you can click and see some Design Contest Winners for inspiration :) - roll down to Design Contest Winners

Janice Abarbanel makes colorful, unique, one-of-a-kind beads, limited edition beads and art jewelry.

I just love paroledepate blog, they are so creative and generous with their tutorials!This time it's a snow man in a jar -

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Polymeri Online 6.12.07

Mamezelle CAT found an interesting way to put millefiori canes slices into resin and the result is very interesting. i enjoyed her blog, her a-symmetrical jewelry, her unique style.

Mossy Creek Designs is making polymer clay fossil beads and mythical figures, i found her site in the Christie Freisen yahoo group.

While i will visit Synergy2008 and CFCF conferences, The American Craft Baltimore Show will be presented in Baltimore Convention Center, February 22-24, 2008although non polymer clay, there will be many designers to see there!

KaeLynn_Design has some nice photos for us to see in her album, one of it is her feather cane before and after reducing -
Check her other photos too -

Chris mockridge from UK is making personalized wedding cake toppers, so cute!

Halloween is behind us, but here's a tutorial for making a Skull cane

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Polymeri Online 29.11.07 - Hanukkah

Hanukkah also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday beginning on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may fall anytime from late November to late December. It celebrates the re-kindling of the Temple menorah at the time of the Maccabee rebellion.

The festival is observed in Jewish homes by the kindling of lights on each night of the holiday and spinning a dreidel. Various menorot used for Hanukkah, also called Hanukiot.

The dreidel, or sevivon in Hebrew, is a four-sided spinning top that children play with on Hanukkah. Each side is imprinted with a Hebrew letter. These letters are an acronym for the Hebrew words "Nes Gadol Haya Sham"A great miracle happened there" (referring to the miracle of the oil that took place in the Beit Hamikdash).

Let's see some of my Israeli and non-Israeli friends making their Hanukiot and Dreidels -

Jackie's Menorah

Train Menorah by squashie

Dragon Menorah by DrMom (pc)
Don't forget her Judaica Blog - great resource for jewish tradition

Marcia Menorah's

Efi Warsh Menorah

How to make a polymer clay dreidel - Movie clip by Roni Gur
The movie is followed by hebrew wording but you can understand it just from watching :)

Millefiori Dreidel Cane by Sigal Simovich (follow the numbers on your right)
or the WORD version

Menorah's by Naama Zamir

Have a great holiday!

Monday, November 26, 2007

My New Studio is Ready!


My new studio is ready!

After 2 long weeks of dirt, wood shaves and dust, my home is finally back in place and my new studio room is waiting for me and my students :)

Still few more things to buy (like tables, chairs) and then i will move from my small working room to my lovely gallery style studio.

Thank you for your patience, I promise to be back with new links and work soon!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Polymeri Online 15.11.07

There is a nice man, called fimoman, he is a 25 year old student from Jerusalem, Israel and has been sculpting since about age 18, destroyed or not finished a lot more sculptures than he kept, He uses Fimo and a bronze spray sometimes.

Another sculpture artist is ittybittiesforyou - Jennifer, she has been making polymer clay creations since she was 8 years old and it has always been a passion of hers -

Petitpoucet makes unique jewelry integrated with ribbons & fabric

allie-coosh is a gallery founded by Paulette Martsolf, Paulette is a Dallas designer, whose customer base reaches across the United States, into Canada and Europe. Her unique concept and collection defines the customer’s style and sets her apart as the Allie-Coosh woman. You can find some polymer clay artists there too and other for inspiration.

New Tutorial by Polka Dot Creations site - Scroll Cane by Dorothy Harvey, you can find more older tutorials published on your left.

More groups from Flickr - Filigree pool

Deb Jensen's Honolulu, Hawaii - fishy stuff, Japanese designs & Hawaiian petroglyphs

Simple and Easy ideas to play with clay - to buy or to try your self (no instructions)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Polymeri Online 8.11.07

It's been a while since we visited flickr groups -
Hand Sculpted Dolls group

Do you know Pingu? a great children show by BBC UK, it can be a neat project to do with (or without) your children -

Kimberly Hodes - since she can remember, color and shape have fascinated her. her currently focus is primarily on pendants, pins and brooches . she try to create abstract scenes of motion constrained in small, simple, geometric frameworks.

Bethany Cooper designs and produces one-of-a-kind, handcrafted jewelry, beads, and other unique accessories. her designs feature a wide range of materials including semi-precious stones, precious metals, art glass, polymer clay, and precious metal clay, as well as recycled and vintage beads.

Nature's Studio from ETSY loves to combine techniques and materials and especially love learning new things. Presently her studio consists of a small wood shop, polymer clay, ceramic studio, painting and drawing stations, and stained glass.

Polymer Clay Fast-Food Jewelry - Project by Linda Hicks,,HGTV_3238_3851710,00.html

Marley Beers was born in Pennsylvania, but has lived in many other states and in Sierra Leone and Liberia, West Africa. She is a painter, graphic designer and jewelry maker. She works in watercolor, oil, pastel, on a computer, and for jewelry in clay, metal, glass, and natural stone.

I found this site offering lot's of materials to dolls creators, from fabrics, patterns and more, there is a gallery in the following link by various artists:

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Happy birthday to me :)

I just celebrated my 36th birthday yesterday! 3rd of November, and as a gift i ordered my flight ticket to my US trip:)

I will arrive at 13th February 2008, stay a little in NYC and then fly to Baltimore to join Cabin Fever Clay Festival 2008 and right after attent Synergy2008.

So, i'm ready! too bad i have to wait for another 3.5 months...counting the days!

for those of you who want more details - enter and you'll find all the workshops in the PC world.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Polymeri Online 1.11.07

Greeting Cards template for downloading, just add some polymer clay buttons instead of regular buttons and you have a nice card set!
download from here -

An Israeli polymer clay artist, Idit Fisher-Katz, making the beautiful face sculpturings and millefiori work:

what about some inspiration?
The Earthenwood Studio
by Melanie Brooks Lukacs & Chuck Lukacs specializes in a wide range of Arts and Crafts.Handcrafted craft gift
line includes handcrafted porcelain jewelry components and kits, ceramic earthenware gift tile, terra cotta scent and spa products, and stoneware sculpture.

Flowers for Millefiori & Sculpruting Inspiration

Floral Explorations

Annette Holbert is a native of Henderson County. She is self taught in painting and polymer clay sculpting. She has been painting for 23 years and sculpting for 3 years.

Hidden Hill Hollow sculpted clay artdolls, fairies, elves by Dianne Mayne - Dianne strives for realism in her work and uses only the finest materials available in her creations from polymer clay to earthenware clays.

Heather Powers makes a great job both running her own blog and craft gossip ( i introduced few weeks ago, i love her art & beads!

Linda Maddox says she has always wanted to create art and have journeyed through so many mediums. She worked with watercolor, pottery, acrylics and yarn, polymer clay. read more on her story at:

Monday, October 29, 2007

Heart pillow beads - these are addictive!

I've been sitting this past week and making these enjoying heart pillow beads, they are such fun to make!

I sit near my working table, with ALL my canes spread around: flowers, roses, stripes, spirals, faces, leaves, and i start thinking which color to choose, will i choose green? no, i just made those a month ago.... blue? mmm.... maybe next month. I think i'll choose romantic-turquoise with pink for the 1st set and orange-red-yellow for the 2nd set :)
Now it's time to get all things back in place, my table is such a mess!
If you like these, they are on ebay this week!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Synergy 2008 - I'm coming!

I am SO excited, i've just registrated to Synergy 2008 conference, held in Baltimore, Maryland, on Feb. 21-23, 2008, the 3 days schedule looks fascinating, i will take classes with 9 of the amazing people in the polymer clay industry! i hardly believe it, and i will start counting the days! :)
Long flight from Israel but i can't wait to see you all there!

Kira Slye and Ilysa Bierer of Polymer Clay Productions/Polymer Clay TV have just released an hour-long podcast with interviews of Synergy presenters Maureen Carlson, Maggie Maggio, SL Savarick, and Sarah Shriver.

Polymeri Online 26.10.07

Jeanne Rhea had a great idea, make a rubber stamp out of drawing, little snakes of clay and liquied clay - check it out -

Hermann Mejia is a Venezuelan illustrator, living in New York City, whose caricature-driven work frequently appears in Magazines, Stamps, Newspapers etc. i didn't find any word about his materials but i guess this could be some kind of clay.

Stonehouse Studio feature fancy jewelry from polymer clay along with made from natural, unfaceted gemstones and sterling silver.

Begginers project by Valerie Wallace - Pen covering with silver leaf - nice tutorial:

Lindly Haunani tips about keeping knives sharp worth a million -
* don’t cut directly onto a glass or marble work-surface, use a slip sheet of bond paper, index card or deli-wrap instead
* when trimming clay against metal = bead mandrels or metal rulers use a utility knife instead
* store your blade when not in use in a plastic box sleeve or a polymer clay blade case
* try to avoid dropping it onto hard surfaces, as a burr at the end of the blade makes for “dull” cutting
* the acidity in some people’s natural skin oils can cause the blade to tarnish and drag... read more in this link:

Marina Bychkova from makes (according to her) distant, far-away sadness dolls that recall childhood fairy-tales, and a dark, brooding sexuality. These are definitely not kid's toys, but stunning works of art.
read more in her interview -

Linda S. Wingerter grew up in a family of artists: her great grandfather painted church murals in Russia, her grandfather was a puppeteer, her grandmother was a miniaturist, her father was a graphic artist, and her mother is a book designer. She became a published artist at 13 when Cricket Magazine printed her drawing of a paper dragon in their letter pages.
Linda enjoys renovating her 90 year old house, making dolls, figure skating, and playing the fiddle and musical saw. She uses painted sculpy for the dolls head, the rest is: lace, muslin, ribbon, metal moulding, wire, DMC thread, dowels, and costume jewelry.

Friday, October 19, 2007

REGESH Project

Last year 3 of our israeli soliders were taken by terrorists -

Gilad Schalit - On Sunday, 06/25/2006, at 05:40 in the morning, a terrorist group of several Palestinians crossed the border south of the Gaza Strip into Israel through a tunnel and attacked an army facility that was within the sovereign territory of Israel. Gilad was Taken.

Udi Goldwasser & Eldad Regev - On Sunday, 06/18/2006, Udi and Eldad were called up for reserve service on the northern border. They were meant to serve 28 days. The service was to include security patrols along the border and other security tasks for the defense of Israel's northern settlements. They were suddenly attacked by a group of Hezbollah terrorists and were taken.

The Israeli Polymer Clay community decided on a project to be called: ר.ג.ש"/Regesh (Feeling) which stands for the initials of the three last names of the Israeli soldiers kidnapped: Eldad Regev, Udi Goldwasser, Gilad Shalit.
Regesh (Feeling) is a volunteer project of artists from the "Polymer Clay Art Forum" that care about the safety and well being of the kidnapped soldiers. The Forum wishes to support the soldiers' families and let them know they are not alone in the struggle to return their sons home. All proceeds from the sale of our key chains go to assist and support the families of the kidnapped soldiers in their struggle to free their sons.
For more information please go to:
for purchase please contact me on or visit

Thank you for reading.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Polymeri Online 18.10.07

Mike Buesseler landscape creations are a delight, i found this tutorial for a Double Masked Leaf Impression, don't think i linked
to it yet :)

Non polymeri but a little about wiring and combining it with other materials -

A project of wrapping wire around a focal bead - "Twice Around The World Tutorial" (scroll down

A lesson of face sculpturing by creathina's blog - (scroll down)

Flo Hanover works with cernit and make beautiful dolls, she is such an artistic person - an artist, teacher, weaver, wife and gardener, doll designer, sculptor, costumer, wig maker and more. she sculpt each original doll from polymer clay by hand.

Coralie Swaney has more sculpturing for us to see, her work is so unique -

Another sculpture artist - Faerydae, scarry but beautiful, she tells about her self that she is relatively new sculptor, she's been exploring this medium for almost 3 years now, and that she is very slow when working, The first 15 months, she completed only
ONE piece :)

MioPupazzo / Marain this link we can see some steps of making a doll including armature made of wool, she is also creating Crazy quilting frame
dolls, They are made from Paperclay, Sculpey and other materials. -

You must take a look at cristalline blog, she keeps adding more canes and tutorials, this is so fun!

Have you heard about CraftCast blog? Craftcast with Alison Lee?
while browsing the web for craft sites I found this site, Alison is exploring crafting content through the new world of pod casting, with live interviews, reviews of the latest supplies and materials, as well as addressing listeners questions. I've been listening to the interviews while in the gym, and there you go! 45 minutes just passed!Each week a new 30 minute show will be posted for podcast downloading. Included in each cast will be an on air interview with a current author, artist, or crafter trendsetter. i've seen some polymer clay artists there too: Donna Kato, Gwen Gibson, Celie Fago and more. it's great to hear how these talented women started :)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Polymeri Online 11.10.07

cloud777 (Olga) is known for her detailed millefiori canes, this time it's a woman face cane, beautifully designed, take a look at the steps and blog -

Another useful Mokume gane tutorial by papernclay blog

I can't say i know much about politics in the US (i am hardly involved in politics in israel) but this site made me wonder - democrates? donkeys? can some one tell me why?
DEM DONKEYS: Handmade Jewelry for Democrats

Laura Peery - not polymer clay work but a great inspiration -

Loretta Polaski makes lovely Art Dolls including polymer clay, porcelain, cloth, paper maiche and more! Art Dolls are one of a kind, handmade, she specializes in polymer clay and use premium clay created specifically for dolls. handsculpt each doll without molds. read more in her site -

Joshua Knuth Sculpture and Taxidermy
What an interesting work, take a look at Joshua's fish -

Dawn M Schiller
Dawn makes Seidh, pronounced seed, these are a Tribe of Little Folk that inhabit the Forest. These tiny Fae remove ripe seeds from pods, and scatter them so there will be a plenty of trees and pods in coming Seasons. After their work is done, the Seidh then take up residence in the empty pods, curled up snug and sound for Winter.

Joyce Geleynse babies are so cute, they are born in her studio and lie bundled up in a cloth blanket. her creations are presented in the Canadian artists and art resource directory. Visual arts from a Canadian perspective - Artists In Canada site.

Geena Bregar and Dave Rybolt make beautiful mosaic work made of polymer clay miniature tiles -

COBRA ORIGINALS ~ Canine Breed ArtDogs sculpturings, the artist work with polymer clay, resin and other materials.

Jackie C. Schneider is a Parkinson's patient and along with her friends create wonderful art.She works with polymer clay and specialize on faces sculpturing.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

My Little Ego-Trip of the Day

It was great to hear that featured me in their blog :) made me very happy today...

Beautiful Canes & Beads - great as gifts for the holidays to come :)

Now that all the jewish holidays ended, it's time to go back to work, i just got a 'big size' order of rose canes from one of my clients in Italy, i sat down and made some new rose canes, this time a little 3D designed canes following an hebrew tutorial of one of my forum friends. they turned out so lovely (photo doesn't reflect, mmm, sorry) so i made more of my heart pillow beads soon to be on sale.

You are welcome to see those and the purple heart pillow beads for sale in ebay this week.

I was also happy to hear i was mentioned in Indie Quarter Blog! great news for today :)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Polymeri Online 27.9.07

As promised last week, this week we have cute projects :)

I found some great links from the new Heather Powers PC blog at - enjoyed every minute reading it.

The deviantart site has TONS of great tutorials in so many fields, just look for it.
I found 21 interesting polymer clay projects there and i'm sure i left some behind. the tutorials are based on photos combined with text usually can be saved as a jpg file.

here they are -

Sushi Cane

Another Sushi fun

How to make a lolypop

HUGE- strawberry-charm-tutorial



And... more miniature food @ minicaretti flickr site

PCAGOE September Challenge Entries

Vote for your favorite at and be entered to win one of 2 polymer clay prize packs! You can vote from now until September 28th at midnight (EST)!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Polymeri Online 20.9.07

Clay Sock Monkey - a nice project by HGTV and Becky Meverden that imitates the sweet soft sock monkey we all know -,,HGTV_3237_1387052,00.html
Becky's site -

We, in Israel, turn green (of envy of course) every time we hear of the good time the PC girls are doing in the US, so if you feel like cruising (wish i could come...) - take a look -
Day Western Caribbean Cruise from New Orleans - Polymer Paradise '08

Acrylicana - this 21 yrs. Mary Winkler is doing sweet decors and charms and jewelry, some of them looks yummy! to navigate in her site choose the WORK tab

Bonecando com FIMO / Sandra
Sandra from Portugal makes humorist people figures designed as key chains, personally i loved the nurse one :)

she beads is all about millefiori beads and other creations, can't help it, millefiori is my weakness.

Creations Jacqueline creates lovely Knitting needles, crochet hooks, stitch markers, Pacifier holders and so much more!

Elizabeth Bonura made a big sculpture of human face - life size cake topper. in her flickr site you can see the stages from the beginning till the end. Elizabeth is also a member if PCAGOE

More Yummy charms by liquorice-allosaurs - Pat Phillips : cupcakes and other charms

next week - cute 21 sculpturing projects!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Happy New Year & "Shana Tova"

On the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah, after the holiday prayer service, we say kiddush over wine and eat a festive meal. Special Rosh Hashanah food customs have developed over the centuries. We dip a round challah into honey, and say the blessing over the bread. Next we dip a piece of apple into honey and ask for a good and sweet year.

Here are some of the sweet polymer clay creations by some of my friends clayers -

Shana Tova Magnet by Michal Gubi

Shay Aaron Apple magnets -
We eat sweet foods on Rosh Hashanah as a symbol of our wish for a sweet year. In biblical times, honey was the sweetener. Honey also represented good living and wealth. The Land of Israel is often called the land of milk and honey in the Bible.Apple and honey are symbols

Sharon Amir Apple Mobile for "Rosh Hashana" -

How to sculpt bear with honey? here is Nir Shani instructions -

Rosh v literally means "head of the year." Just as our head (brain) directs us, Rosh HaShana directs the ensuing year. On this day, we stock up on sustenance for the year to come. In addition, it is our hope to be the head (leader) of other nations through our righteous acts. For these reasons, it has become a tradition to eat the head of a fish during the holiday meal. Fish is also eaten on this holiday because it is symbolic of fertility and abundance.

Symbolic Meaning of Traditional Rosh Hashanah Food like Round Challah Bread - The round shape symbolizes a perfect year to come. Sometimes raisins or honey are added to make it extra sweet. Here is Anat Shmueli's baguette (close to a Challah ;)

On the second night of Rosh Hashanah, we eat a new fruit which we have not yet eaten this season. When we eat this new fruit, we say the shehechiyanu blessing which thanks God for keeping us alive and bringing us to this season. This ritual reminds us to appreciate the fruits of the earth and being alive to enjoy them. A pomegranate is often used as this new fruit. In the Bible, the Land of Israel is praised for its pomegranates. It is also said that this fruit contains 613 seeds just as there are 613 mitzvot. Another reason given for blessing and eating this fruit on Rosh HaShana is that we wish that our good deeds in the ensuing year will be as plentiful as the seeds of the pomegranate.
Sigal Ben Haim pomegranates -

and Sitar's pomegranate magnets -

and last - nice looking napkin rings for the rosh hashana dinner by Naama Zamir

So i wish you all a Happy New Year from us in Israel - "Shana Tova"!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Polymeri Online 9.9.07

polymer_woman's is a stay at home mother, working with PC for 15 years now and says she will never get tired of it.

Carolyn Bond from Australia, is sculpturing with her 14 years old son some cute monsters creatures, barrettes, jewelry and beads.

A cane maker, her eggs are lovely and she is also a great nature photographer

Creafantaisie in her blog makes nice face cane and if you browse a little bit you will find cute married - bride-groom figurines, so humoristic, sweet.

Agnes Blog has unique art, lot's of beads, mokume gane and water color - loved it.

Raphal le corre blog, another french artist, uses retro canes in her(her/his?) lovely jewelry and sculptures.

Molly McMahan - Molyner
Molly McMahan first touched polymer clay in the year 1988. She still has some of the first peices that she made from sculpy III. Back in those days, she didn't know anyone else who worked in polymer clay except for the friends that she introduced to the medium. She had taught herself caning out of Fimo after seeing some incredible necklaces made out of animal face canes. read more on her bio here

Jenny Armitagemakes whimsical animals hand sculpted, Kaleidoscopes with Kaleidoscopic Canework and more...

Margi Laurin About 15 years ago she discovered a fascinating material that appeared to have no boundaries. The more she workes with it, she realizes that the only limits were the ones imposed by the artist himself.Her art include eggs, jewelry, vessels, book covers and more.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Pillow and Hearts

Lately i discovered the pillow'in beads, I've done some "regular" pillow beads long time ago but their shape is a little bit too ordinary for me, so using cookie cutters i shape my pillow beads in any way i like :)
Here are some purples and greens decorated with some of my favorite millefiori canes.

Oh, and they are on ebay this week (till 9/11)

Monday, September 3, 2007

I love making virtual friends

And one of them is Jodi from Happy House Quilts, a talented artist with such a generous heart, i first "met" her via Etsy, read more about our acquaintance here:

and this is her post on me, Thank you so much Jodi!

Friday, August 31, 2007

August Ocean Challenge of PCAGOE

It's been a month since i joined Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy (PCAGOE) and it's a real fun, meeting nice people, sharing tips and all the goodness from communities on this lovable subject of polymer clay.

I decided to participate in the August Ocean Challenge, which was my first challenge on the guild, and for that matter i prepared 2 pieces - one was a fish barrette, and the second one was a 3 disc necklace.

Only one piece could be featured so i chose the fish barrette and was Honorable Mentioned :)

Such fun!

Thank you all voters :)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Polymeri Online 30.8.07

End of Summer, kids are still home here in Israel, 3 more days to school - ya!!!after 2 weeks here are some new links - few Flickr Links, and more...

Noemi - startistik (from Spain?) she is a graphic designer, artistic in soul, her biggest love in the world are the animals and especially hers :)her amazing sculpturing skills for portraits, images, figures is beautiful!

Gaby Birrer from Lungern, Schweiz makes colorful art with FIMO -
Her album:

Shirley Catherine Anderson is drawing and sculpting from life and from photos specializing in realism. she makes Custom Art Portraits, her work won several awards of excellence for sculpture.

Tamara dozier - Tamara works in several mediums, from painting to sculpting to 3D animation. Her art tends towards fantasy but she is comfortable painting and sculpting in several styles.

One of a kind Santa's and artdolls by Karen Vander Logt
Karen Vander Logt started sculpting Santa's and Art dolls in 1999. She is a self taught artist, She hand-sculpts each of her "One-of-a-kind" dolls using prosculpt polymer clay, glass eyes, angora mohair for her Santa's
and high quality human hair wigs for her dolls, along with her own handmade armature inside of a cloth body.

Marianne Reitsma dolls
Marianne comes from a creative family and has been involved with art all her life. From teaching sculpting classes to having a successful career as an international doll artist with her sister Martha Boers both from Canada, Marianne finds doll art a great form of expression. this is a true jewel, amazing!

and a photo from the "art doll quarterly"
Lady Artisan
Lady Artisan focuses on two main themes: sculpting and ancient history. She likes sculpting figures, characters she's made up, because it gives her the opportunity to explore who they are, what they’re like, and why they’re here. Ancient art, writing, and cultural themes have captured her imagination since I was very young. she works in mixed media, mainly polymer clay.

Use Tic-Tac containers for you beads :)

Carol S. Zilliacus
Carol is making Polymer PaintingShe cut or tear repeated shapes out of the blended sheet of clay. she either replaced these on the original sheet or I place them on another one. Next she put the new sheet through a wide pasta machine or an
intaglio printing press. This causes the patterns to be stretched and distorted. Next she draw designs on the wet clay & cure it. When it has cooled, she apply acrylic paint. Lastly she wipes it off to achieve an embossed effect.

Wired Ladies began when two friends in northern Minnesota, who both enjoyed crafts, began making their own beads for use in their jewelry - Sherry Gilstad - Wired Lady #1 and Mary LaFrance - Wired Lady #2 and they make these cute Wired Lady Pins -

Last - Scrap Feather Cane by Robin Milne

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Polymeri Online 16.8.07

I was googling the other day and found some sites that were new to me - here are some:

Bronwen Fullington @ Coat of Many Colors design spirit dolls are the result of the artist longstanding fascination with myth and story, and the desire to celebrate the human spirit,The doll made of soft bodies of silk or velvet filled and weighted with poly. The faces and hands are sculpted of polymer clay and painted. The figures are decorated with fine fabrics and fashioned or found objects.

New Tinkle Art Room Website is The Polymer Clay and Creative Arts place, they hold Clay and Art classes and retail services and located in Singapore.

Don't miss the lovely photo of the butterfly cane -

Sandra Bruce is an illustrator but is also designing and making contemporary quilts, wearable art, polymer clay art, beading and many others! For a glimpse of very fun jewelry, polymer clay creations, wearable art and quilts, click on fun page

tatsuko Montreal - makes the great sushi jewelry, and they have no calories too :)

Valerie Moore started beading when she was 6, and have been working with polymer clay for a little longer than that.she says she is almost completely self-taught in both beading and polymer clay.

you can find 3 tutorials in her site too:

Polymer clay in new Zealand! Galleries and projects:

Found on Marjorie Zambrano blog - Little people standing near stairs - so sweet! even though one of her tags says it's not polymer clay, it can be a very original idea!

Beautiful Iguana Sculpturing from polymer clay by MJ Crafts Design Studio

Thursday, August 9, 2007

I'm happy to be a Proud member of the Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy!

As of Yesterday, I'm happy to be a Proud member of the Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy!
To see more outstanding polymer clay art, search PCAGOE on etsy and check out our website at

Polymeri Online 9.8.07


My children are addicted to sponge bob, it's summer vacation here in Israel and all i hear is Patrick and sponge bob yelling (good yelling) from the TV :) sometimes i sit with them and enjoy a good laugh...

I found this Sponge bob cane by Destiny Designs - easy to understand how to build it!

If you haven't tried it before, try putting a Decal on a bead, a demo by NKP Designs - Natalie Pappas

Pamela Gilfillen - clayangel_sc is a polymer clay artist, she makes jewelry with clay and beads. Read more about her in her flickr profile.

Hoss Studio

Scott Roberts / Hoss Studio

Tami Roberts / Block Studio

Their CLAYme are caricature representations of people; using your photos as reference they sculpt a polymer clay piece of artwork that can incorporate a favorite hobby, activity, sport or special moment. they also make Customized Wedding Cake Toppers.

The Art of Consuelo Okdie by Connie Okdie, Beautiful Illustrations and Sculptures in Polymer Clay -

2 tutorials
by Connie - Polymer Clay Window Fish

and - Polymer Clay Drinking Glass

Finally, Curious Creations by Suzy Mc'Neil - Suzy makes mirrors, bowls, plaques, jewellery, sculptures and odds & ends.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Polymeri Online 2.8.07

Unique One of a Kind Horse Sculptures by Mary Weldy
Mary Weldy has been in-love with horses as far back as she can remember. When her family moved to Southern California, the dream of owning her own horse became reality. Her work has exhibited throughout the Southwest and has won her awards on both the national and local levels. Her gallery contains all kind of art work - take a look.

Forest Rogers - Beautiful Unicorn & fairies sculpturing -

Vivy just love English Bulldogs!! she makes English Bulldog Gifts & figurines, Greeting Cards, Pictures, Books and more!

Trimble Court Artisans - Nancy Osbahr
Trimble Court Artisans thrives with more than 50 artists and craftspeople regularly consigning their work to the shop, The shop contains a rainbow array of pottery, paintings, jewelry, textiles, stained glass, and wooden items.One of the artists, Nancy Osbahr says "I have always loved working with my hands so when I discovered polymer clay over 8 years ago, I knew I had found the magical medium that would hold my creative attention for a long time." read more at her page

Folk artist Patty Torres' folk art acrylic paintings on saltillo tiles and fanciful polymer clay sculptures.

Terry Nell Morris is an artist, sculptor, she draws and made her art from paper clay and fabric with poly-fill. her MAD HATTER from "Alice in Wonderland" are amazing work of art.

Greeting Cards decorated with polymer clay Celtic embellishments by E. I. Elsey's Workshop blog

Rita Bellnad is a learner,a home baker, a full time mum of 6 and 4yo girls from Melbourne Australia, and she makes sweet miniature food from polymer clay :) She always loved miniatures, as well as the dollhouse and started making miniature food out of Fimo, and here's the site where she keep stories of them.
is it lunch time now? I'm hungry all of a sudden.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Polymeri Online 26.7.07

How about taking a look at some more flickr clayers?

Claylady43 / Penni Jo Couch

Penni is a a wife, mother, grandmother also a designer/sculptor and writer. In 1981 she found a clay called Fimo and began to play with it for making doll house scale miniatures. Her work is beautiful.

PWdolls / Patience - Amazing dolls sculpturing

A new group on COLOR MIXING is opened in flickr for Recipes of Color mixing. From basic colors to advanced mixing in any material - painting, polymer clay, dough and more! I will be happy to hear what are your favorite colors and how did you mixed them :)

I'm addicted to tutorials and projects and so happy to find those on the web, it always amaze me how cooperative and sharing our global polymer clay community is. it is not like that in other materials! Thank you all!

Diane J. Mayer - Textured and Embellished Bookmark

Syndee holt - Light Switches Get the Texture Treatment

Amy Koranek - Four Seasons Welcome Plaque

Polymer clay world Projects: Box Clock, Shrinky-Dink Box, Pen, Mosaic Wall Clock and more!

Paper and Clay Studios by Elizabeth Kosterich - Paper and Clay Studios featuring finely crafted original mixed media artwork of handmade paper and/or polymer clay

I have to tell you what i saw in one of our Israeli forums, there was a lady, says that in the summer times she sees lot's of cockroaches going around in the pipe system (you know, of the sewage, Yukks!!), well, she had enough with them and decided to make something about it. she took FIMO polymer clay and made a "custom made sink plug" to prevent them from going up in the pipes! isn't that an idea? well, don't consider it a project but now i understand that there is nothing that can't be done from this material, now even the roaches will enjoy their colorful plug!!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Polymeri Online 19.7.07

A nice project on making pillow mokume gane beads by firemountaingems

And the Complete story on Mokume Gane, and what amazing is that the polymer clay work has the identical look, i almost thought these were polymer clay photos down that page -

Beginner Project - Faux Lapis Polyclay Bead by Kathy Weaver

Barbara Forbes-Lyons sites are full of wonderful creations, we emailed one another few times, such a nice lady :)

One of her projects is Lazy Woman’s Mokume Gane

Are you a Marla Frankenberg Fan? I am! well, this "Treasure" show some great photos from Marla's workshop called - "Marlafiori"

Flickr! Visit CLBcreations / Cindy Riordan site with amazing sculpturing!
She says about her self that she is: Ecclectic, artistic, mother, wife, spiritualist, crazy, off the beaten path, scarrey, wierd, feminist, tarot ...type of person :))

A great project source from paroledepate blog - magnetic play board, mika & mokume gane and much more!

Another interesting link i found at polymer clay notes is whistle making from earth clay - such a brilliant ideas!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

New Canes on Ebay

After the long vacation, I'm back with new "Multi-Purpose" flower canes, There is a real pleasure doing these flower canes, it's so simple to leave them as they are or they can easily become a regular round cane with background, just choose any background color, add 6 triangles, reduce in size, and you have a whole new different design!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Polymeri Online 12.7.07

Some Weekend Links!

I found this nice African Cane in a french blog, scroll down to date: Friday May 4, 2007

A great tutorial Rainbow beads - Thank you Naama Zamir for finding this project!

I am a real fan of polymer clay notes blog, from time to time i start thinking, hey, one day i won't find new links to PC sites, and then i look at Susan Lomuto blog and realize there are so many sites i didn't see! Thank you Susan, you are a GOOD site finder!!
One of the sites i found there was Freakin' Fun and Fantastic Fiendish Friends by owen klaas with nice figures -

Rifka and Avi's Gallery is a colorful and most interesting - Take a look at their Polymer Clay and Photography World

Kraphti-Dez / Dez is a mokume gane artist, she loves this technique and it shows by looking at her work. Here is a Mask project with MG - (all her sets)

I didn't know Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild has flickr, here are their photos -

How can i not mention Progress & Possibilities '07?

Well, conrtatulation to all winners, i digged a little bit at the competitors links and find some i didn't know.

Finalists: Carol Blackburn
Mixed media - including journals, fabric arts and other work not falling into other categories

First place: Heather Campbell
Mixed media - including journals, fabric arts and other work not falling into other categories

Finalists: Varda Levram-Ellisman
Beads and bead sets - any object or related sets that are pierced by a hole, not finished jewelry

Second place: Cathy Braunlin
Non-figurative sculpture - including home decor, lamps, frames, etc.

Third place: Randi Taylor

Finalists: Suzanne Ivester
Non-figurative sculpture - including home decor, lamps, frames, etc.

Finalists: Chris Rutter
Figurative sculpture - including human, fantasy, animal figures, and masks

Have a great Weekend!