Smooshers Featured Artist: Gaia Copia

I am proud to present Emily of Gaia Copia. 🙂

Her work is so jewelry unique. I guess you would put it in the mixed media category. I love that she uses the hammered, textured copper and fancy wire wrap in conjunction with the polymer clay. To me it has an funky-organic-medieval feel and I LOVE it !!!!




Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Gaia-Copia-Artisan-Jewelry/
Her blog – http://www.gaiacopia.com/

I want Spring !

Just spotted these beauties made by Ponsawan Sila.

They are just what I needed to see today. Still waiting for true Spring to show it’s face here in NE Washington State. If I can’t have the real thing I’ll search out the next best thing 🙂

Cheryl Harris entered this stunning piece for the Reader Gallery of Beadwork Magazine
You can see more of Carolyn’s work here.

I found Madllen on Flickr. Quite the flower artist 🙂 These lilies are amazing.

Olga Petrova is an artist I found on Polymer Clay Daily. Take a look at these small flower arrangements.

Tina Thompson made these gorgeous Peony beads.

Christine Bondar from the Ukraine made this stunning rose necklace.

I could go on like this for pages 🙂 So I will give you one more taste of Spring.
These adorable flower buds were made by Randee M Ketzel.

The Right Way To Write

I adore covering pens with polymer clay, but these people put my pens to shame !!! Take a look…………

My good friend Moe made these beauties

My good friend Moe made these beauties


Christy Sherman made these lovely blue ones.


My other good friend Jackie Sieben makes these amazing pen & perfume pen sets!


Had to share these, too. These pens are just too fun.


These were just too adorable not to share too 🙂 Love the stands for the pens.


Keila Hernandez made these colorful wonders.


Was made by Lisa Pavelka and you can find the instruction on how to make it in her DVD called Polymer Clay Treasures.

And the best for last. 🙂 Keith Henning is the most amazing pen artist and he uses polymer clay like no other to create the most beautiful pens. You really must look through all his pictures. There are pens that look like footballs & baseballs, tooled leather, animal skins…. Just see for yourself. You will be left drooling with your jaw on the keyboard 🙂

Tutorials on covering pens –
http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/claypen.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5giJu-i0atg
http://thepolyparrot.com/pens.html
http://craftygoat.com/2010/07/covering_pens_with_polymer_cla.html
http://people.delphiforums.com/ananda37/pentutorial.html

Smooshers Featured Artist: Vixen Jewels

One of our newer Artfire Smooshers members is Polly Dobbs of Vixen Jewels. She has a whole lot of beautiful polymer clay jewelry in her shop but these 2 are my favorites.

Hmmm, or maybe it’s these 2 🙂

Be sure to drop by Polly’s Artfire shop and take a look around.
You can see more examples of her work in her Flickr gallery and follow her blog

People using my stamps in their art :)

I just wanted to share a few pictures of some beautiful pieces of jewelry where the artist has used one of my clear stamps as texture. I feel like a proud parent LOL

First is my pal Janie in Alabama. She runs a shop called Life Art Designs over at Etsy. She says is getting ready for an arts and crafts show on Dauphin island on April 16th. If you are in the area you should drop by and take a look at her fabulous work. Janie has combines polymer clay with fine silver clay (.999% silver) to make this gorgeous piece using my Asian Script clear stamp.

The next person is one of my faithful Etsy shoppers 🙂 Her shop is call Mindfulmatters. She used my ever popular Vintage Circuit Board clear stamp to create this wonderful pendant.

She also made this intricate barrette using my Runes clear stamp.

Wandie Ortiz has a shop called Bijoux Hibou at Etsy and she used my Branches clear stamp to make this very colorful pendant, which I just love, that has a glazed ceramic look.

Here we have Kristen from Canada. Another of my Etsy buyers. (Thanks you Etsy) Her Etsy shop is called Wasabeads. Kristen used my Vintage Circuit Board clear stamp to make this great pendant and earring set.

You can find over 70 clear stamps currently listed in my Artfire and Etsy shops. Please drop by and take a look. 🙂 I am positive you will find them interesting and unique. I design my stamps with polymer clay in mind, but they can be used on a multitude of surfaces. If you can stamp on it, they will work 🙂

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