29 March 2014

Breathtaking Inspiration From Nature

Photo credit: LaBioGuía
This beauty deserves to be immortalized in polymer clay. It is called a bog-star

According to the USDA website (and Wikipedia), it is officially the genus Parnassia, also known as Grass of Parnassus. The plants are in the family Celastraceae.

The image is from a post on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LaBioGuía. Click on it to get the most detail if you plan to make a cane.

Nature's inspiration is bountiful.  

15 March 2014

Bangles & Bottles

Photo credit: Erin Lightfoot.

Banish the Ides of March by focusing on patterns as your inspiration for fresh clay projects. Check out Australian designer Erin Lightfoot's jazzy bangles and bottles inspired by Edwardian tile patterns. 

03 March 2014

Balinese Filigree With A Twist

Photo credit: Jael Thorp.
Veteran polymer clay artist, Jael Thorp, takes the Balinese Filigree technique to a new and exotic direction with the addition of sculpted bits and flower canes. The colors are stunning and her assembly is masterfully combined. Visit Jael's blog for more mouthwatering designs: http://jaelsjewels.blogspot.com/.