Thursday, January 31, 2008

Polymeri Online 31.1.08


Garie Sim just opened a new blog, he is currently teaching kids from 4 plus to 16 years old. According to him the only way to encourage kids to try out the clay, is to starts teaching them in making some basic things relating to their interest. Show them the various possiblities in using the clay plus their ideas.
http://gariesim.blogspot.com/

Chris Pellow is a self-taught artist, still learning as he goes along, with a love for mainly acrylics, clay, paper clay, leather and cork.
http://www.chrispellow.com/
Take a look at his first attempt at Arabesque Caning -
http://www.chrispellow.com/canes.html

Jessica and Susan Partain (sisters!), they hand-sculpt all of their charms from polymer clay.
http://www.inediblejewelry.com/about.html

toothfairyminiature / Rachel (see photo)
Rachel is a miniature lover and a self-learning miniature artisan. She collects and make her own dollhouse miniature and also enjoy trying and practicing new techniques and materials.She started collecting 1:12th scale miniature in 2002, since 2004 she makes her own dollhouse size miniatures using air dry Polymer Clay. She specialized in miniature cake, tarts, pies, cookie and some flowers.
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5372559
http://www.flickr.com/photos/toothfairyminiature/
http://miniaturesbyrachel.blogspot.com/

Want to see some dogs? Bakari Dobermans!Dogs and Art! great combination! Their dog pendant heads are handsculpted using polymer clay.
http://bakaridobes.westhost.com/
http://bakaridobes.westhost.com/statues.htm

Yen (Elenora) from Rome, Italy with lot's of cute food miniatures
http://www.flickr.com/photos/yenhmstore/
http://www.yenn.etsy.com/

Linda Hess from polymercreations4u features a variety of creations made of polymer clay
http://www.polymercreations4u.com/

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Polymeri Online 24.1.08


Hello Australian polyclayers! while touring the internet i visited the Aussiepolyclayers Forum Index and seeking for some talented artists :) here are 2 of them

Melanie Dilday - Since she discovered polymer clay about 8 years ago, her life has taken a 180 degree turnaround for the better. she lives, loves, breathes, teaches and dreams about clay. Melanie holds private clay retreats in her studio near Byron Bay Australia and exhibit and sell in various bead shops and galleries in Australia. http://members.westnet.com.au/melandcurt/polyclay/
http://clayhappenings.blogspot.com/
etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5063669

Debra Sutton - Debra is a a mixed media artist. She is working on jewellery design, in particular polymer clay, she also work with glass beads and metal findings and enjoy creating unique pieces of wearable art for everyone to enjoy.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bambam_studios/sets/

Check the Aussiepolyclayers Forum Index - some great stuff there!http://aussiepolyclay.21.forumer.com/index.php

And to another side of the globe - beadscraftz is a graphic designer currently focused on jewellery created from Polymer Clay. She is from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
http://www.flickr.com/people/beadscraftz/

Bill Nelson's site is amazing, i couldn't stop staring at his amazing sculptures, such a talented artist! Bill uses SUPER SCULPEY for his static figures and paper clay for his one-off ventriloquist figures.
http://www.billnelsonstudios.com/
http://www.billnelsonstudios.com/pages/ventfigsdolls.html
You can find his online lessons at http://www.thatcreativeplace.com/html/bill_nelson.html
more artists at that site too!

Israeli Maya Lukash - wwwlady makes amazing detailed jewelry
http://www.happy-bead.com/index.php
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5426194

meritaporlared / María Sáiz is a polymer clayer in her free time, she is from Sevilla, Spain
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7201667@N03/sets/72157594573263157/
www.japaya.blogspot.com/

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Polymeri Online 17.1.08


River Wolfe - 15yrs ago he started making and selling Polymer Clay jewelry. He began beading as a hobby after a long stay in the hospital, then as a way to make unique gifts for family and friends. When he discovered what he could do with Polymer Clay, quickly began making his own beads and then making jewelry with the beads.
http://www.polymer-clay-art.com/
http://www.polymer-clay-art.com/techniques.html
Take a look at his Valentine Bracelet - lovely project!
http://www.polymer-clay-art.com/bracelet.html

Cuties! Animals and cake toppers, by Louise Hunter
http://www.huntersdesigns.moonfruit.com/
and her Etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5290008

I found this Kaleidoscope cane at Nikkiken20002000 - Linda Riopel flickr gallery - take some if your skinner blends or spirals and joining them to a one-of-a-kind cane -http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikkiken/sets/72157603674073426/

Kreative Karma - her artistic creations have spanned many years and many mediums from Sketching to Digital Art to Fiber Work, and on to her latest interest, Polymer Clay.

Beautiful geometric canes using an extruder, her other work is also great!http://www.flickr.com/photos/kreativekarma/
http://www.kreativekarma.net/
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5224021

Sheryl Westleigh, a 25 year old sculptor, trying to make a career of it. It's a lot of work but she thinks it's worth it. She creates fantasy and animal sculpture in polymer clay and mixed media.
Noadi's Art - Fantasy sculpture, jewelry, etc.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/noadi/
http://noadi.cywh.com/
http://noadi.blogspot.com/
Don't miss her video - how to build an armature stand to support your sculpts while you work on them

Sunday, January 13, 2008

More Hearts! ♥

The heart (♥) has long been used as a symbol to refer to the spiritual, emotional, moral, and in the past also intellectual core of a human being. As the heart was once widely believed to be the seat of the human mind, the word heart continues to be used poetically to refer to the soul, and stylized depictions of hearts are extremely prevalent symbols representing love. (WikiPedia)

On my Ebay and Etsy.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Hamsa Cookie Cutters Anyone?

30 days and counting...
Soon, 13th of February and i am in NYC :)

I was contacted by several artists regarding Hamsa Cookie Cutters which are hard to find in the US.

In case you are wondering, the Hamsa figure is an old and popular amulet for magical protection from the envious or evil eye. (here are some of mine -http://www.flickr.com/photos/irismishly/sets/72157594494143674/)
Let me know if you are interested, email me to imishly@gmail.com for details and prices.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Polymeri Online 9.1.08


It's still Wednesday :) i won't be around the computer tomorrow so I'm uploading polymeri online today.


Not polymer clay but still very interesting! I got this link from Craft Magazine - Blindfolded Lionel Richie Sculpture Project The video lets us know about this art class in the UK that sculpted heads of Lionel Richie to his 1984 song "Hello", using earthen clay.
http://www.leanmeanfightingmachine.co.uk/hello/

So many forums, so little time!
Craftster.org was started in August 2003 as a repository for all kind crafty diy (do it yourself) projects. you can find there (of course) a Craftster Community for Polymer clay too, these are their forum links -
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=239.0 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=238.0

A very interesting half and half face cane by Raven's Caw
http://ravensclay.blogspot.com/2007/10/i-faught-my-muse-and-my-muse-won.html

Another flickr artist - Gálago / Fátima Fontúrbel Val and her cutie octopuses!http://www.flickr.com/photos/galagoartis/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/galagoartis/sets/72157600100648810/ http://www.galagoartis.blogspot.com/

Polymer Clay Brazil - Nice to meet! Brazilian artists with their names, links, galleries -http://www.verapessoastudio.com.br/pcb/
and i found there - Teatro Espaço
http://www.caminhodoouro.com.br/

and Vera Pessoa Studio
http://www.verapessoastudio.com.br/nova/ingles/designer2.htm
Vera's goal in her work is to create jewelry that brings light and joy to her customers' overall appearance, though she graduated in Economics, Vera transformed her hobby as a jewelry designer into a full-time business:, Vera founded in 2004 the Brazilian guild called Polymer Clay Brazil.

Darleen Bellan, aka "kissmystamp" with some Cat cuties!
http://www.darbelladesigns.com/
http://www.darbelladesigns.com/detail?item_id=4309&category_id=377

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

2008 is starting with a smile :)

2008 is starting with a smile :)

PCAGOE, the Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy has a monthly challenge. January Challenge was about New Year Resolution. Even though i am not celebrating New Year (we have Rosh Hashana which is the Jewish New year holiday) i think it's always a good idea to wish all of us a great year to come, and i won 3rd place!

Thank you for all the voters (in case you vote)
Have a great Year!
:)
Iris.

These 2 Mobile are also for sale on my Etsy store -
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8525955

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Polymeri Online 3.1.08


This week it's flickrmania again, An International round this time, so many talented artists i found!

Ruby Shoes Sam / Sandra Miller
She is serving the US Air Force since 1984 and have been a member of the the Michigan Air National Guard since 1996, In her spare time, she likes to handcraft pendants and beads from polymer clay.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ruby_shoes_sam/
http://www.etsy.com/shop/RubyShoesSam

Campanita de hojalata - Along with her drawings, oil, leather and felt she is working with fimo too. her lovely face pins are beautiful.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7950510@N06/sets/72157602936353652/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/7950510@N06/collections/72157602475131477/ http://campanitadehojalata.wordpress.com/

Pedacinhos de Arte / Helena Salazar from Portugal
She has some passions in her life: 2 children, husband, 2 dogs, Psychology, the family and the FIMO.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/16500111@N07/

PIG MAMA / ANN from Taiwan, is such a talented new artist, her dolls sculpturing are so sweet and beautiful!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/17889085@N03/

V. Neely is making tiny, little dragon sculptures
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonwhimsy/
http://dragonwhimsy.com/

Fimo Maniguette / Maniguette from France
She has been working with fimo for two years and could not find the limits.... :) The jewels led her to the objects, who will know where the objects will carry her to...(translated from her profile)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/14459304@N06/
http://maniguette.canalblog.com/

lapatamodeleuse / Joséphine BROTHIER
Cuties! don't miss her Circus!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zephine/
http://www.lapatamodeleuse.com/

MATA_polymer Clay / robert lee from Taiwan
Twinn Q'Doll is Twinn Cute Doll. This handmade skill is popular with Asian Market, and Taiwan have some artist depends on this skill to earn money on night market for those who wish to request gift of self doll portrait.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mata_pc/
http://360.yahoo.com/trasia_robert


snowfireooakfantasys culptures - She is a self taught artist and have been sculpting for about 2 years now, likes to sculpt fantasy figures.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/13953817@N03/

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