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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US Clayers: Pre-order Bettina’s New Book !!!!


Polkadot Creations is hoping to get enough pre-orders of Bettina Welker’s new book, Edle Schmuck-Unikate & Accessoires aus Polymer-Clay, to make it worth importing to the US. The book is in German, but it will come with an English translation of the project section. There are also translations in French and Spanish available.

I’m saving my pennies to get my pre-order in. How about you? 🙂

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