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 - http://polymerclay.craftgossip.com/and 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


Panda-Charm-Tutorial



Snowman-tutorial-Candy-Cane













And... more miniature food @ minicaretti flickr site

PCAGOE September Challenge Entries


Vote for your favorite at pcagoe.com 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 -
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_clay_figures/article/0,,HGTV_3237_1387052,00.html
Becky's site - http://www.meverden.net/

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 http://www.haleyhertz.com/

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
http://www.acrylicana.com/binder.html
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5033072

Bonecando com FIMO / Sandra
Sandra from Portugal makes humorist people figures designed as key chains, personally i loved the nurse one :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/11612393@N08/
http://bonecando.blogspot.com/

she beads is all about millefiori beads and other creations, can't help it, millefiori is my weakness.
http://www.sbstore.com/

Creations Jacqueline creates lovely Knitting needles, crochet hooks, stitch markers, Pacifier holders and so much more!
http://www.creationsjacqueline.com/

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
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9269103@N08/sets/72157601895489988/


More Yummy charms by liquorice-allosaurs - Pat Phillips : cupcakes and other charms
http://www.liquorice-allosaurs.com/index.html
http://www.liquorice-allosaurs.com/Zencart/



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
http://www.flickr.com/photos/michal_gubi/265098697/

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
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shay-aaron/1149058031/


Sharon Amir Apple Mobile for "Rosh Hashana" -http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharon_amir/245712617/

How to sculpt bear with honey? here is Nir Shani instructions -http://www.tapuz.co.il/blog/userBlog.asp?FolderName=nirsh

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. http://www.flickr.com/photos/irismishly/1170699900/

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 ;)http://www.flickr.com/photos/anat_shmueli/414719808/

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 -
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sigal_ben-haim/1241546452/

and Sitar's pomegranate magnets -
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sitar2007/1350996826/

and last - nice looking napkin rings for the rosh hashana dinner by Naama Zamir
http://www.flickr.com/photos/naamaza/1294821113/

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.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/polymer_clay_crazy/

Carolyn Bond from Australia, is sculpturing with her 14 years old son some cute monsters creatures, barrettes, jewelry and beads.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolynbond/

Muselover
A cane maker, her eggs are lovely and she is also a great nature photographer
http://www.flickr.com/photos/90315669@N00/

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.
http://creafantaisie88.canalblog.com/archives/p55-5.html

Agnes Blog has unique art, lot's of beads, mokume gane and water color - loved it.
http://agnestourtet.com/agnes/

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

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
http://www.molymerclay.com/artist.htm
http://www.molymerclay.com/clay.htm

Jenny Armitagemakes whimsical animals hand sculpted, Kaleidoscopes with Kaleidoscopic Canework and more...
http://www.dancingfeatherstudio.com/

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.
http://www.margilaurin.com/

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!

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