Friday, December 31, 2010

Polymeri Online 31.12.10

Alice (from wonderland) is a designer from St-Petersburg, Russia, she has a wonderful sense of color and her jewelry made me smile, their color combination is beautiful.

DeliciousHobo is addicted to crafting. She (i'm guessing) makes wearable art and her passion for painting, sculpting, and accessories has given birth to her one-of-a-kind jewelry. Many of her pieces are made over the course of several days – clay molding, baking, sometimes sanding and/or painting, sealing, and assembling.

Check out these cool colorful millefiori frogs by Nancy Welch, and her Picassa is full of goodies as well!

creastefy / stefania published a sweet tort cake tutorial, she works with various materials and polymer clay is one of them :)

Last day of 2010 - wishing every one a happy (and healthy) new year!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Polymeri Online 25.12.10

Biliana is from Sofia, Bulgaria. She is 31 years old illustrator and painter and a graduate from National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria. Her talent for illustrating works perfectly with polymer clay. In the specific piece (shown here) you can see Alice, a lovely art doll, a one of a kind piece.

Joojoo made cute little trees with sea salt as a "snowy" ground - so cute!

Petalcove has a unique way with roses, her petals are millefiori canes which makes the roses look very interesting. she loves to paint with acrylics, and handcraft jewelry out of polymer clay, sells her work all over Southern California, mostly at art shows and different music events.

ZiZou ArT's photostream has a cool bag collection that you can wear as brooches!

Merry Christmas! :)

Winners of 1st PolyPediaOnline Anniversary and Happy Christmas!

Hope i am catching you in the middle of your holiday celebrations (or getting ready), i am sending everyone happy holidays, best wishes and a wonderful creative new year!

It's just past midnight here in Israel and time to give my own Christmas gifts, i have found a great plugin for blogspot comments so i can number them all and use a random number picker to choose winners - that's a brilliant tool.
83 comments has been posted in the 1st anniversary post, I've got wonderful comments and thank you each and every one of you for taking a moment of your time and filling it out.

These are the winners of the the 10 PolyPediaOnline tutorials (click on the photo above to enlarge), you can check your number in the original post.
Each winner is asked to contact me to my email imishly{at} and tell me what is his/her chosen PolyPediaOnline tutorial (out of Vol. 1-16) that he/she would like to receive to his/her email. Please mention your winning number and make sure you include your personal name.

The additional 2 winners are also asked to contact me and send me their personal address to send them the gifts by regular post.

Tomorrow i am back with a PolymeriOnline links post after a short break i did not post.

thank you for celebrating with me, and wishing you all the best :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Polymeri Online 13.12.10

Alessandro Marco from Italy is a long time cyber-friend, He was one of the first customers in my Etsy shop back in 2007.

He always thought that polymer clay is a magical material and his passion hasn't stopped since.
These days he is working on a Lamp collection made of polymer clay and glass. According to his process, he uses lamps with glass base , He attaches glass tiles to the base, wait a day, clean it all with some oily materials, and then place neon "fimo" or liquid "fimo" between the different pieces of colored glasses.

After that, the lamp will be sent for oven curing in not more than 100/120 Celsius for 20 minutes, when it is cooled it is cleaned up. Marco always gives a name to all his creations before going on sale! :)
Take a look at this Picasa gallery to see more photos -

And one sweet desert -
BlingAndPink's etsy store makes me wanna open the fridge looking for something sweet! :) Her macarons & whip cream looks so real!

Friday, December 10, 2010

PolyPediaOnline 1st Birthday!

Finally the time has come!
This month - December, marks PolyPediaOnline 1st Birthday.
Time really does fly by. It doesn’t feel like a year has passed. This first year was wonderful, thanks to all you polymer clay enthusiastic, wonderful readers and customers! :)
To celebrate, this magnificent year, I’m giving away free gifts! (hey it’s the that time of year :))

Today is the beginning of my Birthday Bash!

Want to know what I’m giving away?
10 lucky winners will win a FREE tutorial of their choice! up to 250$ worth gifts!
The winners will get to choose which tutorial to receive out of vol. 1-16.
1 lucky winner will win a FREE Kit of my new Disc-Chic Jewelry tutorial!
1 lucky winner will win one of my Disc-Chic Necklaces sent to his/her home!

I guess you want to know what you need to do to win these prizes?
Actually it’s very easy- all you need to do is post 2 comments (or more but always in pairs) in this page and answer 2 questions to enter the raffle.

What do you need to comment about?
First, click on the PolyPediaOnline product link and take a look at the 18 tutorials I have published so far.

=> In your 1st comment Choose your favorite tutorial on that page and tell me why is that tutorial in your wish list, OR if you already purchased any of my tutorials - why you like it.

=> In your second comment include something you wish to learn using polymer clay. Something I haven’t covered yet, you can suggest creative ideas, even if you’re not sure that they are possible, but this comment has to be clear and easy to understand. These "wishes" may become my future tutorials!

Comments should be posted on here, in PolymeriOnline Blog by December 24th 2010.
At midnight (my time) I’ll hold the raffles and on Christmas day just before you open your gifts I’ll announce the winners, on my blog.

You are welcomed to post about this giveaway in your facebook wall, twitter, blog, or website and double your chances!

When commenting here, don’t forget to mention where you shared this giveaway (facebook/twitter/other) so i'll know you deserve a double chance in the raffle :)

Let the comments begin! This merry event will last until the 24th of December.

Come and check back on the morning of the 25th of December, the winners names will be posted here!
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by PolyPediaOnline. I really, appreciate it!

Merry commenting and happy holidays to all!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A quick holidays freebie! make your own polymer clay tree decoration :)

Even though it's still hot & dry in Israel, i am joining the festive atmosphere of upcoming Christmas.

Snow? i don't think I'll see any where i live, but the weather man promised rain this weekend! let's hope for some showers :)

Enjoy this free video on making a Christmas tree decoration using a snowman figure, tree cutter and holiday colors!

Monday, December 6, 2010

thinking of the things I wanted to save

The past week was impossible to bear; Monday morning started with a relatively small fire near my home, the smoke could be seen from my front porch, the smell was very strong and I started thinking about what's going to happen when I’ll be ordered to leave my home.

I was walking around my house, restless, I couldn't do anything useful besides thinking of the things I want to save.
The emergency authorities said there is nothing to worry about at the moment, planes were flying around us. It took a full day for that fire to be put out and that night we went to sleep calmly.

Little did I know, that it won’t last for long. Last Thursday I was terrified. Just before noon I was listening to the radio and I heard that a huge fire has started, only a 15 minute drive from my home.
What does that mean? Do I have to pack? Do I have to think about leaving the house? Again?! What do i take first? The firefighting service declared it as the biggest fire in Israel's history, I decided to pack : My kids, a few albums, my laptop & camera. DH found the perfect timing to be in Los Angeles on a business trip; We all drove to my mother's house, I felt like I have a huge rock on my chest, and all I wanted was to make this disaster go away.

The following days were so awful: roughly 17,000 people were evacuated from their homes. The 82-hour fire claimed the lives of 42 people, burnt dozens of homes, destroyed thousands of acres of land, and raised many difficult questions.

These days left me thinking about the power of nature. I am sure some of you have heard or experienced similar wild fires in your country.... If it wasn't for the great international help we got from so many countries, I am not sure I would be writing this post from my home. I wish I could thank every single nation that helped in this effort. I am sure that when the time comes Israel will be there to help others. Fortunately, nobody thinks about politics when human lives are involved.

So, thank you for being here, reading my post, I really needed to share this, I couldn't ignore everything around me and go on 'business as usual'.

Just before the fire started, I was about to publish a post about a big giveaway I’m having for my 1st anniversary of polypediaonline, but it felt wrong without saying a few words about my personal feelings.

In a few days when life will return to normal, I’ll go live with my planned giveaway, See you soon.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Polymeri Online 2.12.10

Elaine Robitaille tells about her process of making a face cane and talks about big canes in general, Elaine also became the new editor of Polymer Clay CraftGossip blog - good luck!

tititata96 / Silvia Bordin makes keys look cool! covering them with polymer canes :)

Rijeka from Croatia, started playing with polymer clay 5 years ago and was thrilled. So much possibilities, she could not stop. This is a carriage and beads - pendant for a necklace:

An easy and fun tutorial for making a brooch Pin – Flower Polymer Clay

And...Get ready for the 1st PolyPediaOnline anniversary! details soon :)