26 June 2013

Cambrian Treasures

Imagw Credit: LiveScience on Yahoo News

[Posted by Jeannie Havel]

Morocco is rich with artistic inspiration. For example, look at this rendition of a fossil uncovered by paleontologist Andrew Smith in the Anti-Atlas Mountains in 2012. The primitive sea creature was found while excavating sediments dating to about 520 million years ago. If it gets your polymer clay juices going, you can read the full article in yesterday's edition of the journal, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, or search LiveScience for Helcocystis moroccoensis.

14 June 2013

Friday Night Inspiring Snack

Quick, before you settle into dinner, take a look at the vast array of polymer clay candy on Marlene Brady's Pinterest pages. I could stay there all night . . . and since it's Friday, I just might do that. Hope you enjoy it, too!
Marlene Brady's Pinterest Polymer INSPIRATION Composite

Image Credits: (1) Marlene Brady (2) Mandy Geo (3) Meagan Chaney (4) Tory Hughes (5) Créa'Sofimo (6) Pips Jewelry (7) Susan Hyde (8) Vesi Koleva (9) Olga Ayala
[Posted by Jeannie Havel]

10 June 2013

Imagine Home Decor in Polymer Clay

Image Credit: One King's Lane

[Posted by Jeannie Havel]
Today's inspiration comes from home decor catalog giant, One King's Lane of San Francisco. Great ideas for covering objects in polymer clay with texture sheet and stamped embellishment flow from accessories in bright, saturated colors. Summer is a good time to give your creations a little oomph. Browse through the OKL catalog, then use patterns and color mixes to adapt a design with your unique touch.

08 June 2013

It's Saturday - Treat Yourself to Something Wonderful!!

Israel's polymer clay guild (ILPCG) is a robust group of talented artists whose work is well recognized in our community. A popular member is Yonat Dascalu, author of numerous tutorials she sells in her Etsy shop and now her first self-published book available through Amazon.com entitled Polymer Clay: All the Basic and Advanced Techniques You Need to Create with Polymer Clay.

This book is compact in size but brimming with instruction. Scattered throughout you will find step-by-step projects to apply what you learn in the techniques section. There are myriad photos and generous explanations of how to make just about every type of essential polymer clay cane and how to apply them to jewelry and items of home decor. 
If you have ever wanted to know how Yonat creates her lovely polymer clay art, I recommend exploring Amazon's "look inside" feature to see what treasures await when you make your purchase. An added benefit, Yonat's book is available for Kindle and in a large print version. There is much to enjoy here!!

  • Paperback: 128 pages (Large print version)
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1475153740
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475153743

  • Image Credit: Guy Dascalu
    [Posted by Jeannie Havel]

    01 June 2013

    A New Star In Our Universe

    Please join us in welcoming Polymer Clay Planet to our galaxy.

    You will find a spirited collection of curated art.

    There is much to explore!!


    [Posted by Jeannie Havel]