24 April 2013

Signs of Spring

It is April outside and you cannot deny it. Yes, it may still be a bit cold in some countries but a few signs of spring are here! Nature knows better, and in spite of cold temperatures, in some places cherry blossoms are doing their job! Yes, blossoming they are! This made me think and got me inspired and I decided to take a look at what cherry blossom and Sakura inspirations the World Wide Web can offer :) And here it is! Pink and Fragrant!

Thank you very much for your attention!
Lots of love,

Image Credits: (1) BeadsCraftz (2)Orly Fuchs Galchen (3) Kim Detmers (4) Jane Perala (5) BakeryDelights on Etsy (6) Tami Shvat (7) MollyDiBi (8) K.Hernandez (9) Sue Rout (MyWillies) (10) Afsaneh Tajvidi (JooJoo) (11) Sakurasnow (12) Alisa Maskaeva (13) Dorothy Taylor (14) Shuveih on Etsy (15) theshagbag on Etsy (16) Tooaquarius on Etsy (17) Lagoa Design Studio (18) Afsaneh Tajvidi (JooJoo). 

23 April 2013

Possibilities Pop With Prints

Image Credit: OneKingsLane.com

[Posted by Jeannie Havel]
Combining prints can be tricky, so why fret? Look to catalogs and interior design websites to see what the professionals are doing. For example, the combination of green prints in this tableau from One Kings Lane is a textural vision just asking to be stylized in polymer clay. Change the colors and mix up patterns to discover a new range of visual interest.

15 April 2013

Enchanted Flowers

Miss Moss Miniature Exotic Flower Terrariums are the transport to fairy forests and lands beyond an imaginary horizon. Each is a one-of-a-kind assemblage of air-dry clay skillfully hand-sculpted and arranged in repurposed glass. Preserved moss provides the bed while handmade mushrooms and miscellaneous flora supply the accents. 
What inspires you? We'd like to know. Send us a photo and tell us where you get your clay inspiration. You could be featured on our blog. inspiration@pcpolyzine.com
[Posted by Jeannie Havel]

05 April 2013

Inspired means imbued with the spirit to do something; influenced. Creativity is making it your own.

A pleasant scroll down the Facebook page of Steven Ford and David Forlano leads to a veritable garden of their signature O'Keeffe pins. Polymer clay, sterling silver, and a remarkable sense of color combine to make flowers that appear both delicate and strong. Using texture and depth, Ford and Forlano live up to their legend as masters of polymer clay art by drawing us deeper and deeper into the designs with the anticipation of a surprise in the center.

I couldn't help noticing the similarities when I strolled the images of Ranunculus on Pinterest. Yet, the differences strike me as a prime example of what it means to be inspired. Georgia O'Keeffe might have had Ranunculus in mind as her inspiration, and in turn, Steven and David were inspired by O'Keeffe's design. I would rather believe that Mother Nature had O'Keeffe, Ford and Forlano as her inspiration.

Photo Credits: Ford and Forlano O'Keefe pin - Michele Tuegel Contemporary. Pink Ranunculus - Painted Tulip Vermont.

[Posted by Jeannie Havel]

04 April 2013

1000 Facebook Likes

Dear Fans and Followers -

Today we celebrate 1,000 Likes on our Facebook page and it is all because of you!! We appreciate each and every one of you for your loyalty and support over the past 13 years. We hope you will continue to visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Thanks from Jeannie, Aniko and the entire Team at pcPolyzine.

PS - We LIKE you, too!!!

03 April 2013

The Intriguing Appeal of Kashmiri Beads

Kashmiri Beads from bead 'n sHop
These genuine Kashmiri beads from India are formed from a unique type of polymer clay made of marble powder that is incorporated with resin
and a hardener.

The beads are then hand-decorated using a variety of accessories from tiny mirrors and chips of faceted glass to rhinestones, seed beads, and small metal components. By mixing and matching embellishments, each bead seems to take on individual characteristics according to the whim of the artist.

As I look through the bits and pieces of my broken jewelry collection, I allow myself to imagine transforming what was once scraps into newly exotic treasures. The range of possibilities seems almost endless. Then again, with so many designs available through online merchants, I could be inspired to spend a day bead shopping.

Photo credit: Kashmiri beads from Bead 'n Shop

[Posted by Jeannie Havel]