Thursday, June 19, 2014

Polymeri Online 19.6.14 | 45 Hours bracelet, Japanese Millefiori rose cane, Philadelphia polymer clay clasp, Francine's bears, Millefiori piggies, My owl sleeping mask and Kate's amazing faux ceramic polymer clay beads

Oksana's 45 hours project
What would you do if someone asked you to sit for 45 hours and create a single bracelet made of little tiny balls and dots. Would you do it?
Oksana Baskakova (Ksssandorium) calls her bracelet "45 hours of summer sun" and mentions she created it on a rainy day. Each ball is not larger than 2 mm diameter and you can only imagine the amount of patience required for such a piece.
You can see more of her work here -

The Japanese way - Rose millefiori cane
Donna Pickering posted a link in her Pinterest gallery showing a Japanese lady - Naomi Shirota, creating millefiori rose cane (Nerikomi technique) without creating a traditional pasta machine skinner blend. Alternatively, she is blending each colour separately and then combining the blend and assembling the rose shape into it's final design. The cane is then "sliced" and formed into a bowl. Inspiring!

Polymer clasp
The ladies (men too?) from the Philadelphia Polymer Clay Guild posted this picture in their flickr gallery showing a clever polymer clay clasp solution.
The joint between the two parts is made of polymer clay and secured with a pin to hold everything in place.
I am not sure who is the creator of this necklace, if you know, please let me know in the comments below and I will credit the designer.

Francine's cute little bears and figures
I am not using my Google Plus account frequently but from time to time I look around and find some goodies. Take a look at the cuteness in Francine Jacksons dolls.

Being a crafty person sketching and painting human figures & facial expressions, she followed her desire to craft.  
After purchasing a "how to" book on polymer clay figures, she was asked to do her first project by a good friend - a very special wedding gift, a bride and groom. Once she received an encouraging and positive feedback, she has been making them every since and enjoying them more and more each day.

Karen's Millefiori Piggies
Another Plus find is Karen Davila's millefiori piglets smiling at us in all colours, patterns and designs! Flowers, geometric, dots, translucent - Rainbow millefiori Piggies! So cute.

I am getting ready for my summer trip to Thailand with 15 friends and family members!
Since we'll all need a good sleep in that long flight I decided to prepare us all cute sleeping eye masks shaped as owl eyes (the beak will be added later).
I can only imagine the look of all of us sleeping with these masks on, I'm sure it will be a hit in the plane!
Here is the YouTube video I used to create it - Fun!!!

Kate's Cosmic Ceramic beads
Kate's Cosmic Ceramic beads
There isn't a week goes by without a great creation posted by one of my students. This week I found Kate Golding and her BEAUTIFUL ceramic beads made following the Cosmic Ceramic tutorial. I am speechless to see all your creations, I think I'll take a class with you, Kate :)

See you soon!

1 comment:

  1. You honor me, Iris. Thank you so much. It is your tutorial this has inspired such creations. Your tutorials are my foundation and I review them over and over again. I love that they come in two forms.. PDF and Video. ~ Kate