Fiona Abel-Smith: Friday Featured Artist (on Saturday)

Sorry I am a day late with this post. The orders for the Helen Breil Silk Screens overwhelmed me just a bit. 🙂 I am going to be very bust this weekend.

This weeks artist makes the most amazing boxes I have ever seen ! Her name is Fiona Abel-Smith and I am in awe. They are entirely polymer clay ! !

Look at the details involved. Stunning ! Absolutely stunning !

Even the inside is finished with mokume gane. WOW!

Here is a picture of just the lid to one of her boxes. I can not even imagine how many hours of work this took to complete just the lid.

Oh, and Fiona makes dragons and jewelry too. 🙂

You can see more of Fiona’s work in her Flickr Gallery.

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Incredible Canes !!!!

Wandering around Facebook I noticed one of my Friends had shared a link to one of their Friends. The link took me to a blog called Polymer Clay Shed. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t seen this blog yet, because I was definitely missing out.

The artists name is Carola Greiser and she goes by CraftsByCag. She’s a member of PCAGOE (Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy). Carola has one Etsy shop for her jewelry , which has some amazing bead for sale and a second shop for her other items, like crochet hooks and pens. But what I really want to share with you all is Carola’s cane work. It is nothing short of stunning !!!! I sooooooo want the 2 purple background one in the first picture 🙂

That is just a tiny fraction of the cane work you can see in Carola’s Flickr Photo Gallery. Enjoy and try not to drool 😉

Great List of Faux Links

The links aren’t faux, just the techniques 🙂

http://craftstew.com/polymer-clay/faux-polymer-clay-techniques

Imitation Murano Milifiori

I stumbled upon this amazing piece of art just a few moments ago.

Talk about fabulous design. I totally have to try this ! It looks like real Murano glass, only much more beautiful 🙂 The artist goes by Medusa Arte (translate the French text with Babel Fish)

Flickr Finds For July

Found some fabulous,newly uploaded pictures.

Flowermouse Design

Flowermouse Design


Viktorya Slutsky / DaliDesigns

Viktorya Slutsky / DaliDesigns


silverpepper23

silverpepper23


malodora  / DDee Wilder

malodora / DDee Wilder


Anat Goldich

Anat Goldich


Marie Pierre / grecoaica33

Marie Pierre / grecoaica33


lacigalecristalline

lacigalecristalline

Backgroundless Canes !!

Just spotted over at Naama’s blog that Idit Zoota discovered a fabulous way to be able to reduce your canes and still have them without a background. She used Play Dough to outline the design before she packed the cane to make it round.
Check it out at Naama’s Blog

Jon Anderson – A Way With Animals

If you are not familiar with Jon Anderson’s work be prepared to be amazed!

Owl Animal Spirits

Owl Animal Spirits

Cat Animal Spirits

Cat Animal Spirits


He makes jewelry, too!
Butterfly Pendant

Butterfly Pendant

His work is shown and sold in many galleries. Check out these links.
http://www.wynbrier.com/Catagories/John_Anderson_FIMO/Jon_Anderson_FIMO.htm
http://www.swdecor.com/jon-stuart-anderson.htm
http://www.christmasgiftgallery.com/fimo-creations.htm
http://www.thebluemoongallery.com/FIMOCREATIONS_s/73.htm
http://www.dovetailgallery.com/jonanderson-fimocreations.htm
http://www.artifactsgallery.com/art.asp?!=A&ID=783
http://www.blueherongalleryandgifts.com/fimo.htm

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