18 December 2012

Polymer Clay Inspiration from Ceramic Wall Pieces

The intricate designs on each element of Kelly Jean Ohl's ceramic wall pieces are individually handcarved and can be grouped to make stunning triptychs. Can you imagine similar designs made smaller in polymer clay?

[Posted by Jeannie Havel]

13 December 2012

Mosaic Cane Nail Art

We are thrilled to see the Mosaic Cane as nail art. Unfortunately, we don't know whom to thank. Do you?

Watch Aniko's video tutorial on our YouTube channel and learn to make a Mosaic Cane. What will you cover with it?

[Posted by Jeannie Havel]

09 December 2012

Happy Hanukkah!!

Do these lovely machine embroidery designs inspire you to make Star of David canes? Using an extruder will simplify the task and save your energy for eating more latkes.

These designs are copyrighted by Elia Creations, so you will need to use your imagination and create your own unique versions. Design sets are available on eBay under user name embroideryil and on Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/eliadesigns.

[Posted by Jeannie Havel]

08 December 2012

Our Newest Video Tutorial on YouTube!!

Still haven't sent your holiday cards? In our new video tutorial, Aniko makes cute and easy last minute cards for everyone on your list. CLICK HERE TO WATCH

[Posted by Aniko Kolesnikova and Jeannie Havel]

06 December 2012

Snowflaked Mood Board

Today I got up and looked out the window and the feeling that I was overflown with was happiness and excitement. Yes! I saw snow! It melted away in an hour but my mood stayed wintery for the whole day. I decided to make this little "Snowflaked" mood board for you guys!
Look how cool snowflakes are! You can use them in paper works, bakery, origami, making cakes and cupcakes, clay artworks and room decorations. December must be the best month to take those scissors out, fold that white paper in a little sharp triangles and start cutting :)
I already have all my windows covered in snowflakes :) If there is no snow outside it doesn't mean it can't be inside :) Or inside our hearts?

CLICK HERE or HERE for more snowflake madness :)

Photo Credits to follow[Posted by Aniko]

04 December 2012


Welcome to our new blog for pcPolyzine fans and followers. We hope you will enjoy visiting us and will find inspiration in our tidbits of information. Just like you, we are always on the lookout for something to cover with clay, a new pattern or texture or technique, color inspiration, and one more reason to move that gadget from the kitchen to the studio. And by studio, I mean large, expanded spaces perfectly organized with every arts and crafts supply ever invented, to a stolen corner of the living room, half of a spare bedroom, or the top of the coffee table with any type of tool that squishes the clay into new shapes and designs. We clay where we can with what we have. That's who we are. That's how we roll...clay. :))

[Posted by Jeannie Havel on behalf of Aniko Kolesnikova and the Team at pcPolyzine.com]

DYSWIS (Do You See What I See?)

Once a polyclayer, always a polyclayer. My mind interprets the most innocent of objects into something about clay. For example, you might look at this image and see the lovely yard art of Mar Vista, California's Cathy Engel-Marder. I see Stroppel Cane slices dancing in the sunlight. Do you see what I see?

[Posted by Jeannie Havel]

01 December 2012

Knitted Patterns

There is so much inspiration around ... I don't even know where to start :)
This time I decided to play with something absolutely unusual to get inspired. 
Yes. Winter jumpers!
Looks how many ideas for canes, Mokume Gane and mosaic techniques you can get from just these 9 pictures. If you want more - just CLICK HERE TO ENTER KNITTER PARADISE

Enjoy! ^^

Photo Credits to follow
[Posted by Aniko]

Winter Palette

Winter is officially here and I am eager to show you little inspirational collage I created.

I was inspired from beautiful cold tones of snow and ice and warm tones of feather, fur and some plants. By combining all of those together I achieved some nice combinations of cold and warm, saturated and plain colours.
Please enjoy. I hope it is useful and I can't wait to see if someone of you will create something from clay inspired by these colors. Please let me know if you do! I want to hear from you! ^^

Click on picture to enlarge.
Photo Credits to follow[Posted by Aniko]