New Custom Order Completed

I received a request to make some custom needle tools. If I say so myself, they turned out fabulous !! Sort of a faux batik look that was completely unintentional.

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And while I was at it, I covered my own needle tool and my craft knife handle 🙂

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In case you were wondering, the needle tools are $9.99 ($11.99 if you want them varnished).

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All Fine Silver Jewelry 50% off !!!!!

All Fine Silver Jewelry is marked 50% off in my Artfire Shop !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No coupon needed. Sale ends Tuesday, Valentine’s Day.

I have pendants, earrings and a gorgeous chainmaille bracelet that would make a great gift…………… even for yourself. With prices like these you can afford one for yourself and one for a friend 🙂

European 4 -in-1 Bracelet $90

European 4 -in-1 Bracelet $90

Amethyst Blossoms Pendant $65

Amethyst Blossoms Pendant $65

Rose Trellis Heart Pendant $65

Rose Trellis Heart Pendant $65

Asian Script Earrings $20

Asian Script Earrings $20

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

Newly Listed On Etsy

I just listed 6 lots of nail art canes in my Etsy Shop.


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.

Faux Fun

When I started claying doing faux stone techniques was one of my favorite thing to do. I used translucent clay and added inclusions like embossing powders and dried flowers. Later I tried adding alcohol inks to tint the clay and it worked very nicely. A combination of the 3 would be a great experiment. I’ll have to add that to the list. 🙂

One of my favorite pieces was this inro wearable vessel I made many years ago.

Faux Stone Dragonfly Inro

Faux Stone Dragonfly Inro

The body looks sort of like rough moonstone. The leaves faux green jade, the dragonfly purple jade.

Some of my other works

Faux Bone

Faux Bone


Faux Jade

Faux Jade


More Mokume Gane

More Mokume Gane


Lapis Donuts

Lapis Donuts


Faux Retro Fabric - Barkcloth

Faux Retro Fabric - Barkcloth


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Faux Turquoise

I found a great link to many faux tutorials
http://beadyeyedbrat.com/tutesfaux.html

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Everywhere I look I see all these gorgeous polymer clay flowers. Some may look realistic, while others are more fantasy, but they all remind me of a warm and sunny Spring day.

The most realistic polymer clay flowers I’ve ever seen were made by Leigh Ross. She is so talented !!!

wedding bouquet

wedding bouquet

Red Roses

Red Roses

Carnations

Carnations

Then there are all those amazing flower canes artists in Israel. I swear it must be something in the air. It baffles me how they all take a few colors of clay and turn it into something so beautiful and intricate.

Iris Mishly

Iris Mishly


Tami Shvat - I have these in my collection :)

Tami Shvat - I have these in my collection 🙂


Marcia Mars Design

Marcia of Mars Design - I own a few of her's too

Flickr Finds For April

I can spend all day wandering around Flickr. There is an abundance of talented polymer clay artists that use the site to store their pictures. I think each month I’ll have to show 6 random artists I find interesting. Hope you do too, because here are the first 6 🙂


The gallery is by stamp company Inklings and Imprints. The artworks is Kim Detmers


Alkhymeia


Beadscraftz


Barb Fajardo blog


Cheryl Harris


Julia Fediakina

Beauty of the Northwest

Sharon MacLeod is an artist living in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. Her work isn’t exclusively made of polymer clay, but I find it fascinating. Sharon’s bracelets are stunning, especially the coil bracelets! I love her use of color and pattern in the designs.
Artist quote: “Working with an unlikely combination of materials, each piece starts with my own graphic art that is printed on thin paper, meticulously laminated to various sizes of small tubing, and assembled with a variety of materials, including polymer clay, glass, metal and rubber and plastic. Because of the nature of the process, no two are exactly alike. Transforming non-precious, sometimes industrial materials into colorful, richly patterned art jewelry is an ongoing exploration that keeps me fascinated.”

Be sure to click both pictures. One will take you to Sharon’s Flickr gallery, the other to her blog.

New DVD – Secret Shapes Inros

Jana Roberts Benzon shows how to make to most amazing Inros. How the shapes come about is the secret and you won’t get that secret out of me. 🙂 I will say Jana is a genius for coming up with the idea. I had a V-8 moment and thought “why didn’t I ever think of that”. LOL The DVD was well worth the money and can be purchased from www.polkadotcreations.com Lisa Clarke, the owner of the online store, is also a polymer clay artist and I like to support artists in the clay community.

I had been in a creative rut, my muse had left me about the same time Winter hit (she hates the cold), then I received Secret Shape Inros as a Valentine’s Day present and it gave me the jolt I needed. I haven’t stopped creating and it feel wonderful to be back in my studio 🙂 Here are 2 heart shaped Inros I made a week or so ago.

Heart Inro 1

Heart Inro 1

Heart Inro 2

Heart Inro 2

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