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 –

Facebook Friends Feature Artist – Jackie Sieben

Jackie Sieben AKA the Pleasant Pheasant is quite the kaleidoscope caner 🙂 I just love her canes and want to share a few of her latest designs.

Jackie also makes wonderful pen and key ring sets

And take a gander at this beautiful Bottle of Hope she made for Lora

Jackie was a featured artist on the Soft Flex website back in Nov. ’09.

You can check out Jackie’s Flickr Gallery to see all her fabulous work
Also be sure to drop by her blog – The Pleasant Pheasant
Plus her Etsy shop 🙂

My Facebook Friends Feature Artist – Laurel Steven

Each Friday I am going to do my best to feature a polymer clay artist from my Facebook Friends. Today is the very first installment. I hope you enjoy 🙂

Every artist has their own style and Laurel Steven has brought out an eclectic design in her work. Take a look at these wonderful lockets and toggles.

Laurel had some of the coolest pens I’ve ever seen !! These are faux stone and wood.

Speaking of stone……. I can’t believe these rocks ain’t real !

And you must check out the hinged box necklaces.

I could stop here, but I won’t 🙂 I just had to show these pendants. The transfer work is exceptional.

Be sure to check out Laurel’s entire Flickr gallery
She also has an Etsy shop and is a proud member of the Polymer Clay Artists’ Guild of Etsy.
Laurel just gave me the link to her blog. Check it out too 🙂

Featured Artist – Jana Lehmann

I saw Jana’s pens on Polymer Clay Daily and followed the trail to her Flickr gallery. Wow ! I was floored by the imaginative and colorful work. Not just funk & funky pens, but wild pendants, beads and pins. Take a look at these examples.

A Handmade Holiday

I am encouraging everyone to support your local artist and give handmade presents for the upcoming Holiday Season. I this economy even a few sales may make all the difference to an artist.

It doesn’t matter if you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa or Hanukkah. A handmade gift says you put some thought into that gift and chose it especially for them. Okay, maybe the kids won’t appreciate it quite as much as the adults, so just stick to the video games on their list. 🙂

Handmade is something I have been doing for years. My family members all expect to get at least one thing I made myself and they actually do appreciate it. I sure hope they aren’t getting sick of it, because guess what? It’s happening again this year. LOL

There are many talented polymer clay artists selling on Etsy. If you can’t make it yourself, I bet you’ll find someone there who has that special gift you need to give.

How about a Baby’s First Christmas ornament?

Or a Blue Bird for your mom?

Maybe your colorful best friend needs something to brighten her day.

Does Grandma collect owls?

Maybe the man in your life needs a fancy new pen to go with that promotion at work.

Or maybe your wrist is feeling empty.

I confess, that bracelet is mine. But if I can’t promote myself on my blog what’s the point 🙂

Happy Holidays everyone !!!

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