Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Tutorial Guessing Game!

While I'm working on my new PolyPediaOnline tutorial (quite a thick volume with 11 products and 10 videos) I want to play a little guessing game with you guys.

I am posting 2 partial photos of the designs.
The photos are tiny, I know, but that's the whole point! guessing!
Guess what you think it is, what technique it is - anything you think of!
Of course, I think it's easy :)

Everyone is invited to participate in the guessing game, I won't be commenting until the tutorial itself will be ready and posted here in the blog with the right answer (and full photos).
One of you guessers (no matter right or wrong) will WIN this tutorial as a GIFT! I will choose one of the numbered comments using a random drawing.

So, what are you waiting for?
place your guess!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Polymeri Online 22.8.11 | Colorful creations; Wedding on glasses; Eyelets Jewelry and a Daisy tutorial

Klio from Athens, Greece works with polymer clay as a hobby, as a busy mom and working lady, she only works with polymer clay late at night.
Her recent art in flickr are so happy and colorful! cut outs, skinner blends, dots and circles - every piece is a joy to the eye!

Miriam from Italy makes such cute cake toppers. In this post I found
the nice couple hanging on the glasses! how sweet! I think they are adhered to it, don't seem to hold the glass in another way, Cheers!

Nikolina Otrzan from Croatia have a wonderful line of polymer clay jewelry using rivets and eyelets. Her flower pendants and animal bracelets are wonderful!
Don't miss her geometric collection of beads and jewelry using head pins and metal parts - very unique!

Marina originally from Magadan, now live in Moscow, She combined her studies and work and fond of paper art which is mostly featured in her blod. Here is a simple and cute tutorial for daisies flowers -

And, last announcement, a new PolyPediaOnline tutorial will be announced very soon!
It's a technique never seen before using polymer clay (I'm 99.9% certain!)
Trying to keep kids quiet in their last days of vacation while I record my videos...
Will be posting about it very soon!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Polymeri Online 15.8.11 | Scorpions ahead! Fairy doors, Psyzoo animals and play with some paint!

Stephen Lavedas is an amateur sculptor. According to him, he has no formal art training (unless you count one class in 8th grade). He sculpts in polymer clay as a hobby and is a software engineer by trade. I hope I'm not disappointing Stephen but every time I see a scorpion near my front door (and we have quite a few!), I'm **** the hell out of it. wouldn't want to meet it inside my slippers! Take a look at his various galleries, some dedicated to his sculpturing.

Here is another polymer clay project of a fairy door from "cut out and keep" website, this project is by Lisa H.

Ekaterina is a young artist and fashion designer, creator of handmade clothes, accessories and the russian project Psyzoo. Psyzoo is based on cool, funky jewelry featuring animals of all kinds - cats together with elephants and some creative imaginary animals seen only in Ekaterina mind :) cool!

and a cool painting tool when you're in the mood, I found this flash app in this website
wonderful to play with the children or just for ourselves! Click the link to get the code to your website.

Tomorrow I'm going to have fun with my 12yrs old boy celebrating his birthday, hope you're having fun as well! :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Polymeri Online 6.8.11 | Special cake toppers, Crayon's necklace, Spoon bead core and Polymer clay horns

With a degree in Sociology and Psychology, Christina Robinson worked in the mental health field, and pursued various avenues of careers. Before finally settling on the fact that she wanted to work
full time on her art, she took classes toward finishing a degree in Biology in hopes to do research in genetics and nutrition. Her current interests include creating beautiful accessories, oil painting, and sculpting art dolls in her own unique style, with a special face expression I can't really describe in words....
Don't miss her "in process" photos of one of her pieces -

Dany Teysseire-Mlanao is a graduated from the Regional Academy of Fine-Art in Valence (France) specializing in painting. his (I hope I'm correct) artistic expression goes in three diverse directions: paint on textile and creation of clothing, plastic animation and dressmaking. He has been creating jewelry since 1994 and produced costumes for shows and the
theatre. In his free time he enjoys 7 hours per week of kick-boxing and 800 sit-ups later (Did I mention I walk the dog??) :) In this piece he is using resin, paper, drawing crayon and of course polymer clay.

Galina (Grgalina) has posted a cool tutorial for creating a a bead core made of aluminum foil and... spoon! It's a bit of an oldie but who's counting?
Galina was a guest in my blog but was not introduced in full in my previous post (here) - she was born in Russia, but since 1998, lived in different places around the world, from Singapore to Ireland. At present time she lives in Dublin, Ireland. For many years she worked as a computer designer, but discovered polymer clay few years ago, and since then her soul & mind are into it.

I found these polymer clay costume horns using aluminum foil in cut out and keep website which is full of simple projects using polymer clay.

Have a great weekend! I'm off to my studio planning my next project :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Playing with Cubes!

Several weeks ago I was walking at a fair and saw this guy creating wood mind games, one of them was a 3*3 cube challenge. I was immediately hooked and couldn't rest until I solved the whole cube. THEN I figured I must create one with polymer clay!

My cube is just one option among many!
Now you can play with your jewelry while you're waiting at the dentist's reception :)

Here is a free video tutorial - How to Create Polymer Clay Cube Puzzle Necklace including a diagram for stringing and it's solution!

Have fun! :)