Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I found these fancy journals in the shop of an artist from Bucharest, Baghy.etsy.com. I feel a strong Art Nouveau influence in her gracious designs, and Art Nouveau is my absolutely favorite style. Each journal, made with traditional techniques and bound in luxurious leather with painted and polymer clay accents, is a true work of art.
Monday, June 29, 2009
I was very surprised when I realized this morning, that I have not written about the works of Cyndie Styles, although I admired her beautiful millefiori beads even since I saw them for the first time a few month ago. Find them in her Etsy shop, breathtakingbeadzz.etsy.com.
Syndie also has a web site and a blog; both are worth visiting.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
People who frequent Etsy.com would not be fooled by these pictures since the works of Kim Westad graced Etsy front page so many times. But if you did not know it is porcelain, wouldn't you mistake it for polymer clay?
Lovely idea for polymer clay, by the way, - cover a glass vase with clay in one color, followed by another, add just a little texture, and you are done.
I am not suggesting to copy Kim's designs as they are, I am just saying that borrowing an idea from one medium may be quite fruitful for another.
Friday, June 26, 2009
A girl can never have enough shoes, right?!
I found these cute little polymer clay shoe beads in HighPie.etsy.com. Each shoe stands about 3/8 inch tall (10mm) and measures about an inch toe to heel (24mm).
Now, I would LOVE to see what people are making with them!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Sculpted creations by Mary Ellen (Beetree by M.E.) portray the versatility of polymer clay itself. I am amazed by the array of her creative ideas. Here are just a few of my favorites: Heads and Tails refrigerator magnets, fairy pendant, and a mini-vase pin that can hold real flowers. Visit her shop and blog for more.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Alice Stroppel is well known for her funky woman face designs, but today I want to show you her fantasy fish pins. Exotic, brightly-colored, and richly-detailed, they are my absolute favorites in her etsy shop.
Find more of her work, as well as tips for working with polymer clay, in Alice's blogs:
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Bright colors, intricate details, and lovely shapes – this is how I would describe the new earrings in Elena Bucharska's shop, elenadesignbead.etsy.com. Elena offers these beautiful polymer clay flowers as beads, too.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Quite unusual rings I found in ulala.etsy.com! Called Atomium rings, at first glance they do evoke images of molecular models from a chemistry class. Although a chemist in me protests against these unrealistic structures after a closer look, I really appreciate them as an artist. Interesting concept, yes?
Sunday, June 21, 2009
These dog pins are from dreameyce.etsy.com – a shop dedicated to dogs only. Any breed you want! And if this is not enough, there are more pictures on Emily's web site, www.dreameyce.com and blog dreameyce.com/blog.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
These delicate flowers in soft colors are from oakgeorgia.etsy.com by Georgia Morgan. Such a simple design, but every time I come across them on the Internet, they catch my attention and make me stop to admire them, just like real flowers...
There are more photos of Georgia's work at flickr.com/photos/oakgeorgia and georgiamorgan.net.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Test yourself. What do you think this is? What material?
After seeing Mary's polymer clay paintings (yesterday's post), I was absolutely sure these were done in polymer clay as well. Turns out, these works are created with oil and acrylic by Susanna from ModernHouseArt.etsy.com in her signature palette knife texture style.
I like the texture in this paintings so much that my hands are itching to try this technique in polymer clay...
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I bet you thought I am playing another trick on you and wondered what are these painting doing in my blog.
Well, this is actually polymer clay, believe it or not! Polymer clay paintings! Amazing, aren't they? I found them in WonderfulWire.etsy.com. Mary, the artist behind these works, has many interesting creations both in her Etsy shop and in her blog, www.livingwithwalls.blogspot.com.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
These lovely earrings, a combination of crystal and polymer clay, are from DIMATSU100.etsy.com.
This design won in the Martha Stewart Living "Calling All Crafters" photo contest and will be featured in the July photo gallery on Martha Stewart.com.
Cool design! No wonder it won!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Dogwoods, lilies, dragons and swirls – I think I just discovered my kindred spirit!
These works of Rebekah Payne may be found in her new Etsy shop, Tree Wings Studio. There are more pictures of her work – both finished and in process – in her beautiful blog, treewingsstudio.blogspot.com.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
The beauty of your own rules is that you get to choose how and when to break them. So today I am happily breaking my own rule of three works per post to show you one incredible necklace.
This is the work of Louisa Meece. The necklace is named “Ice Princess” and it features a beautiful hand-sculpted polymer clay cabochon as a center piece for intricate bead work. This necklace won First Place in the Cabochon Category in 2008 FireMountain Gems Annual Beading Contest. Find it in Louisa'a Etsy shop, Beaded Extravagance.