Friday’s Featured Artist: Janine Müller

I saw this picture on Facebook and I was quite intrigued. So I headed over to Flickr to look at more of Janine’s work.  Talk about eye candy ! This is one talented lady. I love her use of color and organic design.

I supposed i you twisted my arm to choose a favorite I might say this one called Tiger Heart

But then there is a really good chance I might say it’s this one called Violas Garten

or perhaps these earrings becasue I adore ginkgo leaves 🙂

You can browser through all of Janine’s pictures in her Flickr Gallery

Friday’s Featured Artist: Sonya’s Polymer Creations

This weeks featured polymer clay artist is Sonya’s Polymer Creations and she has quite the flair for organic design, which I especially like when it comes to jewelry. For example, this first piece named Cleopatra’s Bubblebath is so simple, yet it has such depth. It makes me think of sea urchins.

 

This next piece is called Driftwood. Love the connections.

I especially like this pair of earrings  called Winter Mood. The detail is incredible.

More examples of Sonya’s work

 

You can see all of Sonya’s work in her Flickr Gallery

 

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.

Listed some jewelry in my Etsy Shop

Just listed: A Bevy of Bangles and a Passel of Pendants

Here is a sampling 🙂

Inspirational Eyecandy

I have found myself in a creative slump in my jewelry making, so I began surfing the internet for some images to inspire me. I didn’t need to look very far to find some pictures of bright, colorful, inspirational polymer clay designs.

faux dichroic mokume by Carol Simmons

faux dichroic mokume by Carol Simmons

http://carolsimmonsdesigns.com/

FWille Pendants by Majda Gartner

FWille Pendants by Majda Gartner

See more work by Majda

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30374181@N04/

bangles by Oxana Volkova

bangles by Oxana Volkova

See more work by Oxana

http://www.flickr.com/photos/oksoon/

 

mosaic beads by Pavla Cepelikova

mosaic beads by Pavla Cepelikova

See more work by Pavla

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52250355@N08/

mokume gane by Daniela

mokume gane by Daniela

See more work by Daniela

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr-fimo/

stacked circles by belkomor

stacked circles by belkomor (there is a short tutorial too)

see the tutorial http://polymerclayfimo.livejournal.com/4284313.html#cutid1

miami by Natalia García de Leániz

miami by Natalia García de Leániz

See more work by Natalia

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tatana/

 "Garden in Bloom" Polymer Clay Tile Assemblage by gera scott chandler

“Garden in Bloom” Polymer Clay Tile Assemblage by gera scott chandler

http://www.gerascottchandler.com/

 new Rotella pendants and bangle by Carina

new Rotella pendants and bangle by Carina

More work by Carina

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fimorina/sets/72157604053634140/

Fun polymer clay projects to keep you busy this Winter

Golden Polymer Clay Beads

Golden Polymer Clay Beads

Spring Bouquet Tutorial

Spring Bouquet Tutorial
Songbird Eggs

Songbird Eggs

Rough And Tough Polymer Clay

Rough And Tough Polymer Clay

Radiant Mica Shift

Radiant Mica Shift

Persian Beads

Persian Beads

Faux Enamel

Faux Enamel

Butterfly Cane From Basic Canes

Butterfly Cane From Basic Canes

Earth Toned Mokume Gane Beads

Earth Toned Mokume Gane Beads

And a cool tip :) Inside of pop can bottom makes a great curved surface to bake on. Just be careful of the sharp edges.

And a cool tip 🙂 Inside bottom of pop can makes a great curved surface to bake on. Just be careful of the sharp edges.

Smoosher Challenge – Black & White

We were challenged to find and share anything Black & White made by our fellow Smoosher. Since I like a good challenge I gathered up a few tasty treats for you all 🙂

Black polymer clay necklace with white jade beads

Here is a beautiful necklace made by Strange Whimsy called Black polymer clay necklace with white jade beads

This gorgeous Handmade Black and White Heart Necklace is made by Sarah of CreativeArtCenter

Handmade Black and White Heart Necklace

Eagle Feather polymer clay cane

You can find this wonderful Eagle Feather polymer clay cane in ArtmakersWorlds Shop

Black and White Mosaic Keepsake Jewelry Box

Coltpizy is the artist that created this amazin Black and White Mosaic Keepsake Jewelry Box

black and white mokume gane technique

I just adore these black and white mokume gane technique earrings made by Rivervalleydesign

Smooshers featured Artist: Harrison Hollow Designs (AKA: Arlene Harrison)

The first thing that caught my eye when looking at Arlene’s work were the amazing mosaics ! She has a very good eye for color, composition and texture. And they are just so lovely. 🙂

Arlene also makes very pretty jewelry. I especially love the chunk heart pendants.

But most of all I adore the Plant Pokes !!!


http://www.flickr.com/photos/harrisonhollowdesigns/
http://www.artfire.com/users/harrisonhollowdesigns
http://harrisonhollowdesigns.blogspot.com/

Smooshers Feature Artist: Dawna Sharp

Dawna is a new found Facebook friend and a fellow Smoosher. We basically met when she decided to buy a camera from me. 🙂 It really touched my heart that she felt so happy having that camera and that it would help her fulfill a long time dream of taking photos as perhaps more than just a hobby. This is my favorite of her pictures so far. She titled it “Here’s looking at you kid”.

Okay, so it’s not clay LOL but look at that face 🙂

Dawna does make great jewelry and these are just a few of my favorite pieces.



You can see more pictures of Dawna’s work in her Flickr Gallery
Purchase her jewelry and canes in her Artfire Shop
Friend her on Facebook

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/

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