Sunday, June 29, 2008

98 sales - who will be the 100?


I feel great today :) i am approaching my 100 sales, and heading for a great 3 weeks vacation in US (5 more days to go) , so i will be giving some extra beads and special gifts to my 100 item buyer on Etsy!

You are welcome to be the one!
Hurry! the store is closing on July 2nd :)
thank you!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Polymeri Online 26.6.08

Alison Lee is interviewing some great artist from all kind of crafts. Recently i had the pleasure of listening to her 2 podcasts in my ipod - one of them was Maggie Maggio Interview and the other was Dan Cormier's. amazing talents and such an enjoyable cast!
Maggie Maggio Interview
http://www.craftcast.com/main/?p=219
Dan Cormier Interview
http://www.craftcast.com/main/?p=208

Nail Art Clay Canes? I gave it a try a few months ago, unfortunatly it was impossible to make them so tiny while firm with the new FIMO formula, i guess you should use a dry clay to make such tiny detailed reduced canes :)

and a great tutorial for an orange cane is here
http://www.hyd-masti.com/2008/06/smallest-man-made-orange.html

mouna casa fimo's from france - mouna makes cute canes! some of them are quite complicated!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27724440@N02/
http://www.mounacasafimo.com/

Stefimo & Co / Stéphanie from France makes some unique pendants - great gradients, texture and color.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stefimoandco/
http://stefimoandco.canalblog.com/

Ipod cover tutorial from beadizzygrl
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=232877.0
check out some of the great tutorials there!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Hamsa cookie cutters are back in stock!


High standard quality Hamsa cookie cutters are back in stock!- perfect for polymer clay, cookies and sugerpaste!
The Hamsa/Chamsa hand (Arabic) or hamesh hand (Hebrew) is an old and popular potropaic amulet for magical protection from the envious or evil eye. The words hamsa and hamesh mean "five" and refer to the digits on the hand. An alternative Jewish name for it is the Hand of Miriam, in reference to the sister of Moses and Aaron.


Large hamsa (11 cm)- 12$
Small hamsa - (4 cm) 10$
Shipping fee - 6$ (The shipping charge includes a tracking number and insurance)

You can take a look at my flickr Hamsa gallery for more Ideas -http://www.flickr.com/photos/irismishly/sets/72157594494143674/

Contact me at imishly@gmail.com for more details, thank you :)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Polymeri Online 19.6.08

Silvia Karkut - The material she works with is plasticine. In Gemany it is called Knetgummi. Children play with and it did not get firm. She wants to try super sculpey now, because she saw so many of great works done with it on flickr. Silvia lives in Germany, studied graphic design and now she wants to work as an illustrator working with plasticine. Her dolls are so unique, some of her photos are a part of a flickr group which is called Ugly Dolls Art - are they ugly? i don't think so... :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/26541020@N04/
http://www.karkut.de/

Enkhe from Fribourg, Switzerland makes beautiful cute inro vessels -
http://www.flickr.com/photos/enkhe/
http://enkhene.blogspot.com/

Laurabee Studios - Laura Boner-Leidy
All of Laura's beads are handsculpted originals. She adds a little sparkle with swarovski cystals to most of them. She is inspired by her love of new and vintage textiles, embroidery, antique jewelry and nature. Some artists that inspires her are Christi Friesen, Impressionistic painters, Jane Sauer, Norma Minkowitz, Arline Fisch, Ernst Haeckel and Andy Goldsworthy.
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5200558
http://www.laurabeestudios.blogspot.com/

Joojoo belongs to two sisters from Toronto, one of them is Afsaneh, She has created her flickr to share my handmade stuff and creative ideas with others. She loves making small things and painting and drawing small things, now she is focusing on Polymer Clay mini sculptures.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/etsyjoojoo/
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5264699

Jennol - Olivia garcia trunas from Spain is sculputuring small round cuties, some of known characters and some imaginary
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jennol/

Sunday, June 15, 2008

what can we do with a clay gun?

How about some extruded collection of projects?
or, what can we do with a clay gun?


Here are some great projects for a start, feel free to add more in your comments!


Extrudinary tutorials
Polymer clay extruder projects
My PolyPediaOnline "Extrudinary" tutorials! 15 projects to sparkle your imagination, 14 videos in 3 super informative tutorials -
http://www.polypediaonline.com/extrudinary_polymer_clay_tutorial_extruder.html 






A football cane by Miriam Cohen from Israel - in hebrew but you can follow the pictures -

More ideas on Extruded Clay by polymerclayexpress.com
http://www.polymerclayexpress.com/mar2001.html

Make your rubber stamp with polymer clay using extruded snakes #1 by
http://artfortheheart.blogspot.com/2007/10/rubberstamps-polymer-clay.html

Make your rubber stamp with polymer clay using extruded snakes #2 by craftygoat - Stamp Your Own Message in Polymer Clay

A special way to use clay and making a ooak cracked effect -
http://paroledepate.canalblog.com/archives/2006/11/14/3163137.html

Modeling and Sculpting Tools for Miniaturists By Lesley Shepherd, About.com

Cynthia Tinnaple is demonstrating a great bullseye cane pattern -
http://www.polymerclaydaily.com/dreammachine.html

More from craftygoat - Video: Extruder Basics PLUS Making Coiled Extruder Beads
http://blog.craftygoat.com/2008/06/video_extruder_basics_plus_mak.html

Lazy Woman’s Mokume Gane (LWMG) by Barbara Forbes-Lyons

Braided Clay Bracelet by Nan Roche

Clay-Gun Quilt Cane Pt. 1 by hedgeapplecraft


Fold Over Beads Polymer Clay Filigree Bead Project by Skygrazer

Thursday, June 12, 2008

**CLEARENCE SALE**


***THE BIG CLEARENCE SALE!***Due to my 1 month trip to USA in July, ALL HEART PILLOW BEADS ARE ON SALE!!
this is a one time opportunity!

Don't forget to check my other items - great prices!

ENJOY!

http://irismishly.etsy.com
http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZirismishly

Polymeri Online 12.6.08


Beautiful Clay Illustration by Irma Gruenholz Irma is an llustrator, her creations are used in books, magazines, and more, she also prepare 3D models in polymer clay for customer presentations (see photo on right)
http://www.deplastilina.com/

Another clay annimator is John Lemmon
John makes traditional animation producing clay animation, 2D animation and stop motion animation for TV commercials and videos. He excels in character design and character animation. His clients include Disney, Pacific Bell, Cartoon Network.
http://www.jlf.com/clay_anm.html

MARION´S CREATIES
Marion from the Netherlands makes cuties - take a look
http://fimoclub-marion.tk/

SOS Designs - Sharon Sahl
polymer clay ornaments and sitting figures, Santas, Snowmen, Christmas Kids, Angels, and more.don't miss the "about us" Gingerbread boy cane and see the components of the cane from this end.
http://www.sosornaments.com/aboutornaments.htm

Cleo Mussi Mosaics
http://www.mussimosaics.co.uk/

I Met Robert Dancik at Synergy, such a nice person, along with giving some lectures in classes he introduced us to the Faux Bone™, a wonderful new material that is user friendly and inexpensive. These qualities make it the perfect material for use by jewelers, sculptors, book and mixed media artists.
http://www.robertdancik.com/
http://www.fauxbone.com/

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Summer Vacation - 1st place :)


Thank you all voters!
My cute flip flops just won 1st place in PCAGOE June challenge!
http://pcagoe.com/2008/06/05/june-challenge-winners/

Fortunatly they are already sold and someone will enjoy these cuties!

THANK YOU!

Polymeri Online 5.6.08


A great project to all you artists!
365 artists and crafters around the world can design 1 page in this beautiful and artistic diary, a free participation and a free publicity. You don't need to buy a book, but if you want one or more, all the participants will have a special price. To participate, you need to have a website or a web space (ex. Etsy, Flickr, MySpace, any blog,...) from where you sell or promote your art. you can also download an example page from the following link - we need 96 more artists!
http://www.fantazya.ca/diary2009.html

tofu nutloaf
Tofu Nutloaf makes whatever she wants, whether it's robots, block prints, satiric greeting cards, or photographs.
Ulde Yrth Clay This is a vanity site established to showcase the sculpture art of K.A. King.
Atlantic Puffin Cane -
http://2goodclaymates.blogspot.com/2008/04/atlantic-puffin.html

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

My Workshop in ROME, ITALY


In 24, 25 July 2008 i will be visiting Rome as a part of my summer vacation trip (US & Italy).
My Italian friend - Mika is organizing a workshop for Italian polymer clay artists near Rome (Treviso)
If you are interested and want more details in english or italian, please contact Mika at - info@mikacreations.it

Hope to see you there :)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Summer Vacation! PCAGOE June Summer Vacation Challenge



VOTE for your favorite entry and be entered in a drawing to WIN one of two June prizes. The first is the Ocean Blues prize pack of 8 polymer clay items – all handmade with love by members of PCAGOE, and all in gorgeous blues and aquas.
http://pcagoe.com/

My Entry for the summer challenge are the cute flip-flops!

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