Monday, November 29, 2010
Just a quick reminder -
tomorrow (Nov. 30) is the last day
of my "Disc-Chic" pre-order sale!
The past weekend was a marathon to send out the ordered kits, I made a special effort to finish everything on time and send them out.
Thank you my dear friends for letting me enjoy wrapping & packaging! Since i am always sending PDF's by emails, I don't get the chance to send REAL stuff by REAL mail :)
So...Don't miss it!
If you want your kit in a special pre-order price sent to your home - hurry up!
The kits left after December 1st will be sold in a much higher price!
Get ready to learn about Disc-Chic Jewelry and enjoy the "WOW" you'll get from every one looking at it, wondering what it is, no one else has it!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Polymer clay and knitted wire pendant by Anna Anpilogova from Belarus, mix media in it's best!
Cristina from Barcelona is assembeling polymer clay figures and papier-mache - so delicate.
Celebration & Garden of millefiori beads! by sps05mel in flickr
One of Encarni hoobies is to design jewelry and polymer clay modeling - brooches, earrings, pendants, mirrors, she also has a gallery of resin jewelry in flickr - take a look! b.t.w - i just LOVE her opening music in her website - Adiamus are one of my favorite too!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :)
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Look at this! it's so cool! This artist, Jen Dott made this box as his first attempt at making a box out of polymer clay. He made a tissue box where you have to pull the tissue out of the nostril!
These christmas ornaments made me smile, the cute animals on the glass are a wonderful! Doreen Kassel creates her quirky creatures in her NJ studio. She crafts each one out of polymer, and her images have been used for books, magazines, toys, puzzles, greeting cards, Christmas ornaments & textiles. Her Etsy store is full of goodies.
Garden4arts has some wonderful cake toppers in her etsy store, she (i guess) has learned painting and art crafts making since her childhood and consider art a major part of her past, present and future.
Claire Wallis galaxy bangles makes me want to go out and look at the stars... made of polymer clay over a scrap clay armature, backfilled, sanded and buffed.
At first they looked like pills to me, so original! NiQui's art has a unique design, each has it's own charm. i especially liked her a-symmetric necklaces.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Finally! the Mystery revealed!
Only 50 lucky people will know how to create my one-of-a-kind Disc-Chic jewelry - Be one of them!
All the secrets you wanted to know about my one-of-a-kind Disc-Chic jewelry are offered in a one-of-a-kind kit - tutorial and videos!
Today i am revealing my biggest mysteries, Disc-Chic jewelry.
They were featured in many sites, magazines and books and sold as quickly as they are placed on the table.
Their refreshing concept, luxurious style & fancy look is what made them so appealing and very popular.
I really found them by accident, a friend showed me some metal parts taken apart at a tech lab, he wanted to throw them away for recycling, i immediately told him i will make sure they will recycle in the most respectable way!! in my polymer clay studio! :)
Their “bezel-like” characteristics made them perfect for making beads, being made of metal made them perfect to combine with polymer clay, plus, their "donut-like" flat shape are ideal for stringing them in fun creative ways.
Donut beads are a challenge for stringing because of the need to make them lie flat, so i thought of elegant ways to make them into jewelry - All the necessary information on creating these amazing jewel pieces is gathered in a comprehensive all-levels tutorial and step-by-step videos!
It took me 2 years to build a winning jewel piece!
You can make it within 2 hours tops!!
So...Get ready to learn all the secrets and enjoy the "WOW" you'll get from every one looking at it, no one else has it!
p.s. - This unique offer was never seen before in PolyPediaOnline, THIS is your one opportunity to learn something only 50 people will know... :)
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Elise's blog (france) has a great collection of her own polymer clay creations and even wedding invitations and polymer clay hair decorations she made as a bride - wonderful! she tells about herself that she loves every art form - painting, pottery, beads, collage paper towels, candles and recently polymer clay!
Macaroon tutorial on youtube by CheilyStuffz, with a simple trick of using a tooth pick she makes this cute desert out of clay - check her other tutorials, some of them are real cool!
Candy like beads tutorial from "madmoizelle" site -
I found a nice demonstration of glass window art using liquid polymer clay and polymer clay - Designed and presented by Shirley Rufener - although the camera is a bit far, i am sure you can get the general idea -
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Celine makes adorable decor made entirely of polymer clay, she is also into mosaics, she loves creating using various materials, and the final piece is a wonderful mix media jewel.
chickiegirlcreations / Janet specializes in unique handmade accessories, currently focusing on hairsticks and polymer clay jewelry, i loved her pendant line!
fliepsiebieps1 / Esther has been creating all sorts of figures (a lot of penguins!) and slowly started doing more and more custom wedding cake toppers. Her toppers travel all over the world :) they are sooo cute!
Martina Mahdavi from Austria, has a wonderful tutorial for an origami ship! so cool! follow the photos for each step, you can move to the next/previous photo by clicking the arrows on the right side of the flickr page.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I had a great day yesterday!
Started my birthday day at home wishing "happy birthday"wishes to my 14 yrs old daughter, we celebrate our birthdays on the same date :) with all the kissing and hugging i headed to the the train station just to see that i missed the train by 1 minute (!) but nothing will upset me, waited to the next one!
The day was full of fun and productive stuff, i was invited to a very interesting workshop (non polymer) and after that joined a friend to a 6 hours -restaurant-coffee-shopping tour, and when logged into my facebook account, saw hundreds of wishes - this is really heart warming! thank you all!
It's only the start! Next month is the PolyPediaOnline 1st anniversary birthday!! Time really does fly by. Does not feel like it’s been a year! i am planning a wonderful celebration - stay tuned! lot's of FREEBIES and GIFTS right on time for Christmas!
As promised i am posting the raffle winners for my latest PolyPediaOnline tutorial # 17 - Paint on Clay", this is one of my intermediate-advanced tutorials and got wonderful feedbacks on it! all the people who purchased it till my birthday date entered a raffle to win 3 free tutorials!
I used the random name picker.
Here are the winners!
Silke, Starrglow and Nancy!
emails will be sent to you to claim your free prizes :)
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Final post about ALL the great items we are "moving" to our studio :)
Knitting and Sewing
Knitting needles - Needles are great for rolling, piercing (you can use needles for that purpose) and for making final finishes on beads or covered vessel, just take a knitting needle, make it short or leave it long and use it for your needs. i am using both metal knitting needles and plastic ones in different sizes.
Threads - Stringing! necklaces, bracelets, threads are very useful in your jewelry projects. you can also consider curing a cotton thread if a piece requires it.
Scissors - Cut paper or cut clay (if it's thin enough), i even cut cured liquid clay sheets.
Eyelets - Wonderful for decorations and as an elegant finish to a bead hole similar to Pandora beads.
Fabrics - Jeans, Corduroy - Can be used as part of a design, jewelry, canvas, or as texture. place the fabric on the clay, roll with a roller and the texture is transfered to the clay.
Zippers - These metal parts are also a possibility to use in our work, use them as is or as a part of a design.
Buttons - Use buttons as a part of your design or make your own polymer clay buttons by using real buttons as a template for holes and size.
Ribbons - Great for gift wrapping and also useful for stringing.
The inside parts of watches - steam punk style!
Paper - Used for absorbing the extra plasticizer in clay, and (naturally) for sketching.
Rubber eraser - Can be used as a carving block using carving tools.
White plastic glue - This material is used frequently in my studio, sometimes as a replacement for liquid clay. it is not as strong as liquid clay, if you need a light bond - this is great, also can be used with kids.
Ink - I have never used real ink with clay (ink is too sticky and messing everything up) but it maybe useful when used with care? craft inks are also used with polymer clay.
Markers - Use them on clay, with clay, on paper - some permanent markers work very well with clay.
Color pencils & Crayons - great addition to my studio! these oil based colors work perfectly with clay and can give wonderful results (used them in my last polypediaonline # 17 tut).
Stamps - names? letters? signature? these rubber thingies can be taken to our studio with a smile! use them with ink (dry/wet/paints) or directly on clay!
Every oven proof items can be used as a tool or a part of a piece - use glass items for covering with polymer clay, or as vessels and a part of a bigger design - Vases, cups, test tubes (for bases of mezuzah and as a vessel), lamps, plates and the list can go on. from now on, every time you enter a department store, check what can be your future project!