Daniela D’Uva: AKA Alkhymeia

I am honestly in awe of this featured artist and secretly hope to someday have even half her talent. 🙂

Daniela D’Uva was born in Germany, but was raised in Italy, where she became an accredited goldsmith specializing in making jewelry. Some of Daniela’s favorite jewelry making supplies are things like copper wire, gemstones, glass beads and recycled items like broken mirrors or plastic bottles. Then she discovered polymer clay just 3 years ago and took to it like a duck to water !!!! Her style is so unique and creative. I love the mix of heavy gauge wire, the wire wrapping and polymer clay. Like the rest of us, she appreciates the versatility, consistency and range of colors that polymer clay provides.


Some of her other designs-



Check out Daniela’s project in the Orange issue of From Polymer To Art !!!!

You can find all her beautiful pieces of jewelry for sale in her Etsy shop
http://www.etsy.com/shop/alkhymeia

View a gallery of her work at Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alkhymeia/

Read her blog ( I suggest using Google Translator http://translate.google.com/ since it’s in Italian)
http://www.alkhymeia.com/

And finally, get a taste of how she makes her fabulous jewelry with this easy to follow tutorial 🙂
http://www.alkhymeia.com/tutorial-e-w-i-p/tutorial-wire-work-and-polymer-clay/

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Fairy Sculptures by Linda Griego

I know we have all seen a lot of amazing fantasy sculptures over the years, but I just had to share this artist with you all. A link to her Ebay bio was shared at the PCC Forum and I hesitated to click on it. Thankfully my curiosity got the better of me. Her name is Linda Griego, her shop is called Tattered Fairies and I am a huge fan now. 🙂


Take a look at more of her work in this online gallery.
Linda’s Etsy Shop
and her blog

Free Extras With Etsy Orders

Place an order for nail art canes in my Etsy shop and mention this blog post in your PayPal payment details. I’ll add a free slicing blade and a couple extra canes. 🙂

www.tonjastreasures.etsy.com

Nail Art Canes In Stock – Low Introductory Price !!

Many designs to choose from !

Many designs to choose from !


For the first 2 weeks prices the Nail Art Canes will be available in my web shop for the low introductory price of $1.29 per cane. After wards, the prices will be $1.99 each. There are many beautiful flower canes, a few fun fruit designs, and several cute butterflies to choose from. Plus a great American Flag for the upcoming 4th of July. I have red and blue flower canes with white backgrounds that accent the flag beautifully.
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The canes are very simple to use. Easy to follow instructions will be included with your order. All you need is a single edge razor blade or scraper blade, a safe cutting surface and a cup of hot water to warm the canes. A single cane can produce 60+ slices if you slice them very thin.

You can use the Nail Art Cane Slices several ways:
1. Glue them on to store bought acrylic nails with nail glue and clear coat them with an acrylic clear coat polish. (I recommend Sally Hansen No Chip Acrylic Top Coat) Then adhere the acrylic nails to your natural nails.
2. Embed the cane slices into the uncured acrylic as you have a nail tech do your nails. Make sure they are covered/sealed with the acrylic.
3. Pre-coated your nails with a layer of acrylic nail polish. Glue the cane slices onto your natural nails (with nail glue). Then seal them with an acrylic clear coat. (Again I recommend Sally Hansen No Chip Acrylic Top Coat)

I will also offer a variety of pre-sliced cane samplers, 20 slices for $1.99 if you prefer to not slice them yourself.

Here are just a few of the canes you will see in my shop.
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Canes are approx. 3 – 5 mm across and 50 MM long.

My Amazon Shop

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