Listed some jewelry in my Etsy Shop

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

Here is a sampling 🙂

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Smooshers Featured Artist: Vixen Jewels

One of our newer Artfire Smooshers members is Polly Dobbs of Vixen Jewels. She has a whole lot of beautiful polymer clay jewelry in her shop but these 2 are my favorites.

Hmmm, or maybe it’s these 2 🙂

Be sure to drop by Polly’s Artfire shop and take a look around.
You can see more examples of her work in her Flickr gallery and follow her blog

My New Etsy Gallery – Imitation Is The Best Form Of Flattery

Imitation is the best form of flattery
Faux techniques showing off the versatility of polymer clay.

Great List of Faux Links

The links aren’t faux, just the techniques 🙂

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

It’s Faux Beautiful

Checked my blog updates and found these wonderful faux pieces over at Cecile’s Creation Bijoux, a French blog. Her work is flawless. She says she was inspired by Tory Hughes’ work.

Flickr Finds For May

Flickr is always a wealth of inspiration for me. Here a few more fabulous artists I’d like to share with you all. Click the pictures to their Flickr albums.


Lisa Haldeman blog


Gingoclay


Laurabee Studios blog


Ilil Ziv


Piskies-and-Poppets


Dolores Marple blog

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

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