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
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jackiesdesigns/2063199606/

Train Menorah by squashie
http://www.flickr.com/photos/86879058@N00/1907388652/

Dragon Menorah by DrMom (pc)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/76063918@N00/1953460840/
Don't forget her Judaica Blog - great resource for jewish tradition

Marcia Menorah's
http://www.mars-design.co.il/HTMLs/article.aspx?C2004=889&BSP=867

Efi Warsh Menorah
http://www.flickr.com/photos/efiwarsh/2065092753/

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)
http://www.tapuz.co.il/tapuzforum/main/Viewmsg.asp?forum=1484&msgid=109557172
or the WORD version
http://img2.tapuz.co.il/forums/1_109568899.doc

Menorah's by Naama Zamir
http://www.naamaza.com/site/detail/departAlbum/albumPic.asp?depart_id=2431&category_id=14391

Have a great holiday!

Monday, November 26, 2007

My New Studio is Ready!

Finally!

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

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 -http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5055767
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ittybittiesforyou/

Petitpoucet makes unique jewelry integrated with ribbons & fabric
http://www.flickr.com/photos/13246410@N04/
http://petitpoucet.canalblog.com/

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.
http://www.allie-coosh.com/

New Tutorial by Polka Dot Creations site - Scroll Cane by Dorothy Harvey, you can find more older tutorials published on your left.
http://www.polkadotcreations.com/books/article.php?id=pdcdh01

More groups from Flickr - Filigree pool
http://www.flickr.com/groups/filigree/pool/

Deb Jensen's Honolulu, Hawaii - fishy stuff, Japanese designs & Hawaiian petroglyphs
http://www.meer.net/users/deb/pua.html

Simple and Easy ideas to play with clay - to buy or to try your self (no instructions)
http://www.weplaywithclay.com/catalog/

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Polymeri Online 8.11.07



It's been a while since we visited flickr groups -
Hand Sculpted Dolls group
http://www.flickr.com/groups/dollsculptors/

Do you know Pingu? a great children show by BBC UK, it can be a neat project to do with (or without) your children -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/pingu/

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.
http://www.hodesdesign.com/

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.
http://store.bethanycooperdesign.com/
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=8994&order=&section_id=&page=2

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.
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=91681

Polymer Clay Fast-Food Jewelry - Project by Linda Hicks
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_clay_jewelry/article/0,,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. http://www.marleybydesign.com/index.html

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:
http://www.dollmakersink.com/doll_gallery.htm
http://www.dollmakersink.com/doll_designers.htm

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 http://www.polymerclayworkshops.com/ 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!
http://yoonie-at-home.blogspot.com/2007/10/free-greeting-card-download-just-add.html
download from here - http://savefile.com/projects/808557063

An Israeli polymer clay artist, Idit Fisher-Katz, making the beautiful face sculpturings and millefiori work:
http://zoota.co.il/galery.html

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.
http://www.earthenwoodstudio.com/

Flowers for Millefiori & Sculpruting Inspiration
http://flickr.com/photos/mariasg/sets/72057594064019245/

Floral Explorations
http://flickr.com/photos/graphicgreg/sets/72157594418271786/

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.
http://www.hendersonctynccrafters.com/annette.html

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.
http://www.hiddenhillhollow.com/artdolls.htm

Heather Powers makes a great job both running her own blog and craft gossip (http://polymerclay.craftgossip.com/) i introduced few weeks ago, i love her art & beads!
http://humblearts.typepad.com/humblearts_journal/2007/01/index.html

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:
http://www.lindaspolymercreations.com/index.html

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