Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Polymeri Online 28.7.10

Little mermaid? here is a Fish tail (Siren) in a shell tutorial (dated 27 oct 2008) from the french blog: crearti -

Recycleart site has lot's of wonderful ideas for recycling, one of them is Jewelry organizers for rings, bracelets and necklaces, made from two shoe shapes, a teak shelf and some drawer handles! don't miss the other treasures in this site.

Grant diffendaffer has a flickr gallery -

Allie Lakin is a miniaturist & specializes in miniature food and beautiful food jewelry, she is doing a COOL give away till 29th! so hurry and join, you may win!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Polymeri Online 25.7.10 - Kathy Weaver

I'm Back! took a 2 weeks family vacation in Paris and London, we had fabulous time and i am definitely coming back again! so much fun!


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This week i have a different post.
It's been a while since i am following polymer clay artist Kathy Weaver in Facebook and her stories about little Rosemarie. Kathy is a talented polymer clay artist which was featured in various publications and her creations are always so fresh and vibrant. I don't remember when or how we virtually "met" but i knew that i was hooked to her sweet great niece and her beautiful art, i even sent Kathy some of my Dora the Explorer cane to make cute thingies for Rosemarie.
I asked Kathy to tell me about her and about sweet Rosemarie which is battling cancel since she was a baby.

Kathy started her polymer clay passion when she walked in a craft store 18 years ago, and thought why not try it?
It took several years before she became aware of the clay guilds and other people working with clay. Then came the internet, and we were able to find each other.
She feels fortunate that she has learned her craft from the "best" teachers over the years, having learned from Donna Kato, Marie Segal, Pier Voulkos, kathleen Dustin, and many more. she is fotunate enough to have several articles published in Lapidary Journal, Step by Step Beads, Step by Step Clay, Step by Step Kids, and Jewelry Crafts Magazine. she has been blessed to have several magazine backs with clay work done for Fire Mountain Gems.

Rosemarie Todd is her great niece. She became listless and quit gaining wait at about a year old. After many tests, she was diagonosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma at 14 months. In her short four years she has endured so much. She has had about seven surgeries, including a 12 hour sugery to remove her tumor. She has had over 20 chemo treatments, 15 radiation treatments, stem cell transplant, radiation treatment, and has not yet been in remission. She is a beautiful child who loves being a four year old. She swims, plays with Barbies and Polly Pockets, has her favorite stuffed animals and dolls, and likes playing with Aunt Kathy and her sister Katee. Rosemarie is presently in a study program at at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. This is a phase 1 study, which means this drug has not been used on humans yet. IF her body tolerates this treatment, and the doctors feel it is helping some, she will be traveling to Cincinnati ever week to receive these infustions. Kathy says she is her angel, and her play buddy. When she turned four last week she asked her "Rosemarie, are we going to still be best friends when you are 5"? and she said "Sure, Aunt Kathy".

She is one adorable kid and I wish her to reach 105!
Thank you Kathy for telling us more about you :)
It's been a pleasure meeting you and seeing your beautiful art and kind heart, i wish you all the best!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Polymeri Online 8.7.10

Alkhymeia / Daniela D'Uva is from Italy, her jewelry and art looks like a facinating maze of polymer clay and wire, balanced and beautifully presented - leaf, heart, abstracts, i love it :)

Thsese miniature peeled tangerines on Oiseau deNim flickr site are so adorable! her name means Like a bird (oiseau in French), she lives in the South of France.
Since May 2008, she started simulating mini food for her dolls and likes to sculpt more details on her mini food for Doll & Doll House collectors.
Le Petit Monde d'Oiseau:

Take a bead, add some antiquing and it looks totally different! sativastudios / Nicole Wilson started Making Jewelry eight years ago just as a hobby. Soon her passion compelled her to want to share my work with everyone. Over the years she worked with many mediums in creating jewelry but her true love hass always been with clay.

Christel Jensen from Norway is an artist making food, flowers and other small items in 1/12 scale. she uses polymer clay to make the little art objects & also like to reconstruct furnitures and make small interior designs in a trendy vintage style.

I will be leaving for a short Vacation in Europe on Sunday, hoping to post from there or will tell you all about it when i return :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

On TV!

I was featured on a Design oriented TV program called " IZUVIM" which means "Designs" in Hebrew, this show is inviting designers to talk and show their art.
it was finally on air few days ago on the Israeli TV Channel.
For all of you that haven't seen it here it is -One little detail -I'm afraid its in Hebrew......:) It will sound funny but i am sure you will see the photos and see what i demonstrated...
It was a great experience!

http://reshet.ynet.co.il/Shows/Meatzvim_video/videomarklist,170066

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July Winners!



Thank you everyone for commenting on my blog post with such interesting stories, attractions and memories! it was fascinating to read about your hometown, those beautiful landscapes or memories from 4th of july holidays. I felt like i am touring the world: UK, Spain, Finland, Italy and of course USA!

Thank you so much for sharing this with me :)

So... here are the winners of the raffle, as always i am using the fruit machine name picker (so i feel like i am in vegas :))

1st keychain goes to - B-LEE KREATIONS
2nd keychain goes to - Angela Murtagh
and USA flag cane - rosemaryschild

Winners please email me your home address so i can send you the gifts!
my email is imishly@gmail.com

thank you and i hope you had a great 4th!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

4th of July (cane) parade :)

2 years ago i was celebrating my daughter bat-mitzvah in Manhattan, we landed at the airport on 4th of July and ran straight to the shore line to see NYC fireworks, it was wonderful!! a sight to remember! although it was so rainy and we ran with umbrellas everyone was happy and the celebration was everywhere!

i wish i could come every 4th of july!
for me, America is fun, vacation and joy, when i come to that country i walk along the streets, all smiles. (let's forget all politics etc)

For this occasion i would like to make a special gift celebration! a blog candy!
for those that do not know what blog candy is - you can't eat it, or unwrap it, but - YOU can win it!
I am giving away 3 freebies - one of them is for everyone, and 2 of them are only for ones leaving a comment in my blog.

1. for everyone! A free tutorial for making a USA flag in my PolyPediaOnline site, just join the mailing list if you haven't yet done so and an email with instructions how to download the file will be sent to you. already joined? an email will be waiting for you in your mailbox.
2. Two beautiful patriotic keychains with stars, flags and a puffy heart bead from my personal stash - 2 of you can win it!
3. A raw USA millefiori flag cane sent to your home address, you can create anything you have in mind!

So here’s the deal. Blog Candy is now open and will close on 4th of July at midnight with a winner being announced on Monday, July 5th. once the winners are picked, i will post it here and they need to reach out to me through my email within 48 hours or another winner is picked.

Leave a comment on this post to enter the raffle.
About the content of your comment - i want to know more about the place you live in! wheather it's america or another place on the planet - maybe, someday, i will be able to tour the world, and this is your way of giving out personal tips :)
please tell me something about your home town, a special place you have visited, a tourism attraction - anything!

In less than 2 weeks i am visiting Paris and London with my family, we love to travel and it's so fun to do it together as a family.

so... what are you waiting for? add your comment and you may win a flag cane/a patriotic keychain!

Happy 4th of July!

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