Saturday, August 24, 2013

Polymeri Online 24.8.13 | Organic polymer clay jewelry, The art of stringing, Ann saves the rain forests, Chilling down with snowmen, more CZ samples of Cosmic Ceramic and INKredible

Organic by Sona
Sona Grigoryan posted beautiful organic semi-hollow bracelets on her Flickr gallery, joining her recent line of antiqued-organic pieces. I couldn't find a lot of information about this artist but her photos shows that she enjoys her time with crocheting as well.

Gloria Ewing's jewelry
The art of stringing a final piece, whether it is a necklace, earrings or a bracelet is no less important than the separate elements themselves, sometimes even more important.

The most complicated, elaborated polymer clay focal beads will not look well unless it is threaded wisely with his "fellow" beads.

Gloria Ewing takes her time with combining her perfect match of a final product. She is mixing metal, copper, wire, other beads in her tribal, contemporary and as she calls it "uninhibited" style jewelry.

Polymer clay wall clock
Mystic Dreamer Art (Ann Kruglak) creates colorful fun gifts ranging from jewelry, mirrors, masks to large wall pieces.
Her earnings are 100% donated to save rain forests (and she saved 1224 acers so far; 50$ saves 1 acre).
Most of her larger pieces are custom made so if you're looking for a neat wall clock and you want to help saving the planet, this one is for you :)

Snowman ornament by Kim
Kim from Clay Peeps seems to get ready for the holidays season.
While I'm experiencing 40 degrees Celsius here (Israel), she's listed snowmen, penguins and santa clauses in her Etsy store. A great way to cool down and think of the winter :)

And speaking of holidays, I am continuing my work on a new PolyPediaOnline tutorial, I think this one is the biggest I've ever done!
Completely out of my comfort zone; New techniques, new shapes, new tools;
Thank god the clay is familiar and friendly :)
It would be ready just in time for the holidays and I am sure it will be as I expect it to be - very informative and very creative.
I know you want to know what it's all about but it is still confidential ;)

I will be away for a week traveling and teaching in Czech Republic, be sure to follow on Facebook and Instagram for on site pictures.

I made new samples and jewelry to take with me, here are some of the Cosmic Ceramic jewelry (mostly earrings) and more INKredible earrings and necklace as a sample to the class I will be teaching.

Cosmic Ceramic Earrings (close up)
Cosmic Ceramic Earrings 

Cosmic Ceramic Earrings 

Cosmic Ceramic Beads 

INKredible earrings and necklace - Polymer clay and alcohol inks

INKredible earrings - Polymer clay and alcohol inks

INKredible pendants - Polymer clay and alcohol inks

Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Polymeri Online 16.8.13 | Back from Barcelona, Horror polymer, Natural geometries jewelry, Mike Waxowski tutorial, Wire knitting with polymer clay and my Skyscraper jewelry in Cynthia Tinnaple's book

Hola everyone! 
Yes, I'm back from a family trip to Spain; me, dh and 2 kids; It was hot, humid and wonderful :)
Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid, such an exciting cities! So much to see!
Really recommended for your next trips but! not in August! Weather was non-tourist-friendly even though there are millions of people on the streets!
Glad to be home :)

I am here for only a short week and then off to the beautiful Prague for teaching ~20 eager minds, looking forward to learning more about polymer clay.
If you want to join at the last minute, I think there is one or two last spots available - more details here -

New links?

Jacob Reed polymer clay sculptures
Jacob Reed from Maryland, USA, is the owner of Shadow Work Art.
He claims that his horror-themed creations are a bit of a reflection of his own shadow, which he tries to acknowledge as best he can. The jewelry are the lighter side of him attempting to make nice with the darker side...
In his work he uses super sculpey, acrylics, varnish and his work is custom made.

Mindful Matters Jewelry
Diane is a chemist but Mindful Matters Jewelry is a whimsical jewelry boutique featuring her one-of-a-kind pendants, earrings, bracelets, hair accessories and bookmarks made of polymer & precious metal clay (PMC), sterling & fine silver and mixed metals. |
Her work aspires to translate intriguing natural geometries, patterns and textures into fun & wearable art jewelry.

El Arte De Pau's Mike Waxowski
YouTube tutorial
El Arte De Pau's Mike Waxowski YouTube tutorial from Monsters movie is so cute! There are several fun tutorials in her YouTube channel you may want to check out -

Liudmyla Heggland polymer clay jewelry
Liudmyla Heggland 
polymer clay mask jewelry

Take a look at the polymer clay jewelry by Liudmyla Heggland, a mix of wonderful beading, wire knitting and polymer clay beads.
Liudmyla or as she is calls herself - Mila, is currently living in Norway.
More of her jewelry on Flickr -
And check out her quick tutorial for faux sea-urchin (browse the photos for the steps)

Back from the post office; between the supplies, findings and other goodies there was my Amazon envelope - The wonderful book by Cynthia Tinapple featuring my skyscraper jewelry!
The book is a wonderful collection of polymer clay creations, inspiration and artists.
This one, placed next to my bed will assure genuine polymer clay dreams!

Polymer Clay Global Perspectives Book
Featuring my Skyscraper jewelry
Have a wonderful weekend!