Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year Special! - 1.1.2010

New year's Special!
2010 is here and a new tutorial is born!
Poll results said this is the most desired tutorial - You requested and i happily accepted the challenge!

This new chapter of Poly Pedia Online is all about symmetric, mirror-cut canes - triangles, squares and hexagons.

There are 1000 creative ways to make a symmetric, mirror-cut, Kaleidoscope millefiori canes. Variations are endless.

This tutorial demonstrates how to make 6 magnificent Symmetric millefiori canes using clay, skinner blends, left overs and more, this is only a small demonstration in the ocean of canes possible.

Clear detailed instructions and 50(!) pages and over 150 full-color pictures to guide you through 6 cane types -

* Basic triangle Symmetric Mirror cut Cane
* Quilt Mirror cut Cane
* Skinner Blend wind Wheel Mirror cane
* Peacock feather Mirror cut Cane
* “Butterfly like” Mirror cut Cane
* Petal & flowery Mirror cut cane

The new tutorial is available for purchase both in my polypediaonline store and in my Etsy store, and although it is my most comprehensive and detailed tutorial, the price is only 19$.

Don't miss, there is a new section of Free tutorials in my polypediaonline site, Join the mailing list and get free access! i will be adding more information soon - PDF's, videos and more.

I wish you all a Happy New Year & a creative 2010! :)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Polymeri Online 24/12/09

Desert Dream Studios - Artwork by Mary Jane Chadbourne makes beautiful mosaic work, she uses hand stamped and painted polymer clay tiles & uses these tiles in all sorts of work, including ArtBoxes, wall art and paperweights.

fperezajates / Fabi from spain is multi talend lady - polymer clay, beading, felt and more, some of her jewelry are placed on filigree parts and feature 3D flowers.
look at her cute tutorial for transforming a brush into a note keeper!

Matthew Nix has 2 new online glass tile pendant tutorial, i enjoyed it very much.

Even though it's not polymer clay this video is amazing! watch this artist making layered stunning candles and makes magic in cutting them in beautiful shapes! it's "almost" millefiori!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Those special memories

I got a call from a family and they asked:
"We live abroad and we are coming in Hannuka for a special holiday in Israel, our daughter is celebrating her Bat-Mitzva and we are looking for an israeli handmade art work to give our guests as a souvenier, can you offer us something unique and original?"

After doing some thinking, both family and me decided on making each guest a personal customized polymer clay keychain, each will be in a different color, shape and the guest name will be embedded in the clay with a "glow in the dark" clay, this sure will make the keychain be special and unique.

I recieved each of the guest names and started working on the project, each keychain shaped as hamsa, right foot, butterfly, heart and many other shapes, in different vibrant colors and names on it. every keychain has it's own personal miniature cake or donut, to make it cheerfull and happy.

65 Keychains were made, each sweet and original.

I have many customers who are asking for a unique, handmade gift to give their friends, family, employers etc. One of my favorite customers asked for a special personalized gift for Rosh Hashana holiday dinner, she wanted to put a gift on the guests plate to let them know where they sit and also as a special gift from her - isn't that sweet?

In Israel it's a common custom to give a small gift to a guest in a big event such as wedding, Brit, Bat/Bar Mitzva, to Employees on holidays, pupils finishing their last year in school or even kindergarten kids which are one step away from the 1st grade.This small gift makes the difference and the guests feel like the host cares and appreciete their effort to come to his event, they know they can always look at that special handmade gift and remember that great celebration.

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in giving creates love.”
Lao Tzu
Let's give our beloved.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Polymeri Online 16.12.09

Polymeri Online is today instead of tomorrow. Tomorrow i am taking a day off to hang out with family on Hannuka holiday, we are going to see the "Bodies" exhibition which is in Israel too. I've seen it in New-York but my kids didn't yet, i'm sure this will be a real experience for them.

Deco4bee (Rivka) from Israel always had her unique style of making polymer clay work. Look at her filigree dreidels and other designs.

Olga Petrova, my friend from polymer play days in England has posted some cool youtube movies for making her unique petals and flowers. so colorful! i also got a pin from her as a gift and i am enjoying every minute wearing it.

Tania Podoleanu, another dear friend from Israel has came up with a great idea for making bracelets beads with no holes - she simply glue her tile beads to felt and this way she gets a clean look, no stringing, no holes and the feeling of felt on her hand is nice too.

Nylad from France made a beautiful flowery necklace. it seems like polymer clay to me.

Everybody's busy with christmass shopping? :) Enjoy it!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Get ready for Valentine

Get ready for Valentine!!
It's the perfect timing! there is still time to make your own, beautiful handmade heart beads...

My new tutorial demonstrates how to Create Polymer Clay Heart Pillow Beads, Pattern Sheet and Stripes Sheet, with clear and detailed instructions, 17 pages and about 50+ full-color pictures to guide you through.

This tutorial is a final project! Use your clay and canes and be your own designer by combining these beads in your own work.
Here is the table of content covered:
- Introduction
- Tools & materials
- Pattern Sheet how to
- The tricks for making the heart pillow bead
- Stripes sheet
- and more photos and ideas!
Last year - roses and chocolate for valentine,
This year - your own handmade art!

Polymeri Online 11.12.09

RFColorfulCreations made These mini wind chimes were made with polymer clay over a wood base. They are so sweet.

Christina's Studio - Custom Pet Sculpture & Ornaments, Christina's ornaments are hand sculpted from polymer clay and painted with artist acrylics. They range from 2.5” – 3.0” in size. These little critters are super for the Christmas tree or just to sit in a windowsill or on your desk.

Look at these carved pendants, they are inspired by Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg who were featured in Dailyartmuse.

lizcréations made these cute figurines, that can be used in many ways, she dresses them in millefiori and they are ready to go dancing :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Tutorials & a Raffle!

It's finally ready!

2 new PolyPediaOnline tutorials joined my other 2 tutorials at my etsy store:

the first one is - 7 Great Ways How to Create Polymer Clay Animal Skin Millefiori Canes - 22 pages Step-by-Step Instructions TUTORIAL
and the second is - 9 Great Ways How to Create Polymer Clay Fruit Millefiori Canes - 38 pages Step-by-Step Instructions TUTORIAL

That's a huge resource to all your fruit and animal skin canes!

the PolyPediaOnline(R) is about to grow and become a great resource for all you cane lovers!
But wait! there is more to come!
i am currently working on a new tutorial - How to create a pattern sheet and heart pillow beads -
The tutorial to my popular heart pillow beads!
Visit my Etsy store and get ready for the holidays with some new cool canes and art!

First 20 buyers will get into a raffle to win a free tutorial! you may get lucky! :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Saturn is just around the corner

In my (little) spare time i had over the past few weeks, i was asked to submit some new photos to a new book.
I found myself working on some new ideas to some new designs, and i decided to use my discs. i have about 2000 of them by now and it's getting really crowded in my studio :) oh, i am not parting from them, i am contantly looking for new ideas of what to do with those discs - brooches, pendants and so many more.

I came up with this necklace and bracelet design, and when i attached the 2 halves of the beads of the bracelet they looked to me like "Planets", and especially Saturn with his big rings.

When i wore the set for the first time i got reponses of - "wow, you got courage to wear this big jewelry!" and i say, why not? if it attacts the eye, it means it's unique.

they look from outer space - don't they?

Friday, December 4, 2009

Polymeri Online 4.12.09

silverpepper23 is probably a russion artist (acording to her photo titles), her jewelry are elaborated and rich with beads, color and inspiration, some of them match shoes or fabric (photo)

Margit Böhmer from Germany, made this jewelry setcompletely from Polymer Clay, combined with glass beads. It is a "joint venture" between her and Tami Shvat, from Israel. Tami has made the face cane, according to her she doesn't have the patience and talent for cane work. The idea to make the necklace is inspired by Michael and Ruth Ann Grove

Hannuka is almost here, i found new dreidels by sharon amir, aren't they cute?

Raquel Martin from Spain, at first i thought it was a Barrette with a name, but than i saw it's a name sign!

PolymerPeg is making wavy polymer clay necklaces, just by looking at them makes me want to go and watch the sea.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Polymeri Online 26/11/09

Robyn Gordon has a 25 years expertise in art - from jewelry, sculpturings, mix media, painting, drawing and more. she is mixing lot of materials in her work and you can see some of her polymer work in her jewelry section (photo)

Lisa Pavelka talkes about PARDO clay, she is showing some of it's flexibility and other charactes of the clay. i got some samples in the mail and from my 1st impression, it has lot's of possibilities.

CreaShines is Polymer Clay Jewelry by Stacey Hines, stacey takes polymer clay as a cradle for beautiful charms and embed them inside to create a unique look.

Here you at humbleBea's you will find miniature gnomes and art sculptures, some of them combines polymer clay, home decor, jewelry, and more.

Last one is a Puppy Dog Face Polymer Clay Millefiori Cane by Mgilinfo - so cute!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Polymeri Online 19.11.09

I had a great week, worked continuesly in my studio on a big keychain order, a family from the states contacted me about a Bat-Mitzva they are doing on Hannukah, in Israel, they want to give each guest a personalized gift, it's such a pleasure and joy making these keychain! i am always thankful for people appreciating a unique handmade gift.

Mari kasurinen is an art student from Lahti, Finland. i found her in the new "1000 ideas for creative re-use" book i posted about few days ago and learned that she is working with super sculpey in her sculptings. Her known little ponies are changed, modified, re-sculpted into a theme (or a celebrity), they are truly amazing and some of them are even funny (check out her lady gaga pony & elvis presly pony in the photo).

Karen Hernandez made a HUGE Christmas cane! i just love seeing the process and final result!

Wanna know how to make a Polymer Clay Bezels? check the tutorial by Tina holden don't forget to check her handmade makin's exptruder handle how-to

Gabriel studios / Michele is working in polymer clay and handpainted textiles, her speciality is Polymer clay which is sculpted, stamped and hand-painted.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Published in the 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse Book

פרסום בספר - Published in the 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse Book
Originally uploaded by Iris Mishly - איריס משלי.

Finally i got the book by mail!

This great book is all about Artists and crafters that always been recyclers, 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse contains a cutting edge collection of the most inventive work being made with re-used, upcycled, and already existing materials. The work in this book ranges from clever and humble personal accessories to unique and important large-scale works of art, including paper art, fashion, jewelry, housewares, interiors, and installations.

My Disc chic necklace is included too!
what a great inspiration book by Garth Johnson!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Polymeri Online 5.11.09

Look at Israeli Doris Reuveni mosaic bowls! looks like pieces of ceramics with a black filling! color mixing is perfect, beautiful.

raspberrypink is usually a figurines artist, but i found this lovely barrette in her flickr made with retro/bullzeye canes - lovely!

Carina made a very interesting polymer clay necklace, at first i thought these were suede strings, but then i saw it's all extruded polymer clay, so original.

Crea tu mundo / Maria from Madrid makes such cute sculpturings that tells a story, she is doing it with so much talent and humor :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

The polymer clay cookbook - be your own chef!

If there would be something i could ask is food that has no calories!! really! if only i could eat those yummy cakes, burgers & pizza's featured in "The polymer clay cookbook" i would be so happy!

Jessica Partain and her sister Susan wrote the cutest book in polymer clay miniatures, (my 1st book on that subject) it's all about that tiny food jewelry you can wear, use in doll houses, let your daughter play with barbie dolls, enjoy making with friends or use it any way you like!

It's a comprehensive guide to the polymer clay food world you always wanted to know how to make and didn't know how, including basic shapes, jewelry tips, color mixing and working with liquid clay - fruits, cakes, pie, cookies, ice-cream, sushi, bakcon & eegs and more. Of course, from all these ideas you can make so many other delicacy, just look closely at your "models" and "polymer clay it".

The book is diveded into few chapters, all of them include a "full meal", from appetizers to deserts to holiday favorites and the polymer clay reciepes are seasoned with real reciepes of real food from the personal kitchen of Susan and Jessica - You can see they LOVE the kitchen!

This wonderful niche of miniatures and food charms is so appealing, so cute and so easy, every one can master it thanks to Susan and Jessica, just make it, wear it or give it for gifts on holidays, these cute tiny charms are sure to make every one "wow"!

just be carful someone won't bite you ;)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Polymeri Online 29/10/09

Last week i didn't post the weekly blog, the reason was i had amazing 3 days on that weekend. i took a 3 days course with 2 Israeli men, both of them did the impossible - one of them is Eran Stern who quit a very promising job in Intel to fulfill his dreams, and the other one was Alon Ulman who a few years ago was on the verge of death when he twice survived a rare occurrence of a collapsed lung, he understood that if life had given him such clear boundaries he had to try and strech them a little. He started living life to the fullest and began competing to the "Iron Man" competition - sound crazy isn't it? well, it's all about breaking limits and outstanding results, and these were inspiring full 3 days! anyway, i came back with many ideas and lot's of thinking! makes you think and understand what you have and try living better...

so after some mind inspiration here is some polymer clay inspiration :) some cool links i found this week!

Naama Zamir posted some cool links, one of them is PsychoticReaction is a designer from Encinitas, CA, her figures makes you be scared & smiling :) she is also making pendants and rings in her own unique style.

FancifulForm is also one of naama's inspirations, the flowers sculpted so delicatly and on details, it reminds me of another artist who sculpture beautiful flowers - Olga petrova.
Etsy featured an article about Lauren's (fancifulform) quiting her day job, very inspiring!

Review of DREAM machine by one of the members of Delphi forums - LeonardaAnn, very interesting!

lilyuka / lilya kalinina probably from Russia? she has some colorful cheering art in her flickr -
and look at these cute ipod shuffle!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Polymeri Online 15.10.09

Katy Schmit from Germany, have a degree in technology and economic and makes beautiful designs with polymer clay.

A nice tutorial for using an inkjet printer to print onto a thin, baked sheet of polymer clay. This technique works best for an item that is going to have a flat finished surface.

Mariela Tu Hada Mágica from Argentina is dedicated to the design and creation of souvenirs and craft figures in polymer clay and cold porcelain.

take a look at this mass productions of canes & buttons! making a fabric design with polymer clay! amazing! can i loan these workers for few weeks? :)
(thanks Zu! fixed)

LuShae Jewelry is making an online competition for the chance to win $200 cash (to spend anywhere you like). Simply display one of their jewelry badges on your blog, website or social profile page and be automatically entered each and every month. The sweepstake giveaway is open to all countries! i got my badge!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Polymeri Online 10.10.09

Horriblesweet from The Netherlands is making amazing fantazy looking sculpturings with air drying clay and polyester. her head-body shape conbinations are what turning the items from sweet to a bit scary (cat face with a bird body) :)

want to make something with kids? try this Woven clay basket tutorial by first pallette - Your step-by-step guide to kids' crafts

Wanda's designs (Wanda Shum) made some cool new Santa, snowman and snowflake canes

Ma-Betlette has some cool photo tutorials in her flickr - home-made roller bead, curved bead, damascus cane alternative, skinner blend beads, express colorfull cane, Mosaics Chinese brush & pastel tutorial

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

October 2009 PCAGOE challenge - come and vote!

Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy's Challenge is online! Each month, our members create a piece of polymer clay artwork which they feel best interprets the challenge theme. The theme for October is "Favorite Art or Artist".

Our members were asked to interpret one of their favorite works of art or artist or to take inspiration from the colors or style of their favorite artist or perhaps from the life of their favorite artist painter. The entries this month are all beautiful works of art themselves!

come and vote for the entry you feel best interprets the theme in the drop-down menu in the voting box between October 1, 2009 and midnight, Eastern U.S. Time of October 7, 2009

Five lucky winners chosen at random will also receive beautiful polymer clay prize packs created by our members!

thank you for your time :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Polymeri Online 1.10.09

LizardsJewelry / Liz Hall is a silver and polymer clay artist, she combine them both into beautiful jewelry pieces, her designs are both organic and geometric forms, usually with colorful stones, glass or found materials. The majority of her pieces are pendants, necklaces and earrings. more about her in her etsy store profile.

Doubleparlour is an art collaboration between Ernie and Cassandra Velasco. Both are artists who like to explore a variety of subject matters with different mediums. Some works are done as a joint effort and others are solo works. Current work includes drawings, prints, paintings and polymer clay sculptures.

Toni Ransfield from NZ sponsored a Fimo Nail Competition for nails decoration, the competitors used her beautiful canes to design a winning nail design, choice was hard but the finalists were so colorful! Winning design was from New Zealand! Just thinking of these long nails, must be very hard to work at home or even clay with those long ones! but on the otherside, let's give DH do some house chores :)
Toni's link to her store is

One of my hobbies over the years was balloon sculpturing, i was hooked by that fast and colorful art of twisting balloons and making a beautiful piece out of it, i bought books and magazines and had a great time! and look what i found - a balloon dog pendant by roscata, she is a biologist, chonchologist, mesmerized by miniatures, and curiosities accumulator extraordinaire - this cutie brings me back to those balloons i love!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Polymeri Online 24.9.09

This cute ninja's are to die for! so cute!! some of them are even pink :) Lilley1 / Vicki Brown loves all things crafty especially like knitting, crochet and making all sorts of different things out of polymer clay, including buttons, beads and little ninja companions...

Ponsawan from Silastones blog made cool flower and leaf canes tutorial, she is flattening the petals in the pasta machine, the effect make those thin petals have a beautiful full look.

Another rubber stamp carving tutorial i got from my israeli friend Miriam -

Paris Miniatures Emma and Neil are Emmaflam & Miniman, an artistic French "girlie" and an English living in France, they both specialize on making 1:12 miniatures for doll houses.
their blog:
and site:

This year's Synergy conference looks so interesting! I've looked at the program and became green of envy ;) wish i could come again, but unfortunatly wouldn't be able to.. it's an unusual event, lot's of information, classes & demo's, all the info was so refreshing and innovative, chance to meet all the polymer "holywood" stars, and learn so many new things! don't forget the ACC show which will be available at the same time and place... have fun who ever is going!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

have a great 2009-2010 year - shana tova

Polymer Clay Beer Bottle Openers
Originally uploaded by Iris Mishly - איריס משלי.

1st holiday is over, Rosh Hashana is behind us and so does all the craft fairs, they were all wonderful yet difficult, i am not used to standing 12 hours in one place, that can be tough, but don't get me wrong, i am not complaining!

Here is something i made for my holidays sales, some funny & colorful beer bottle openers, they are all look suprized and their eyes rounded, maybe they partied too much! :) Don't take it as if we need to drink all year! LOL

I wish all my friends to have a great 2009-2010 year, a peaceful & enjoyable year, lot's of artistic advetures and creations.

L'shanah tovah!

( The traditional Rosh Hashanah greeting is: "L'shanah tovah" in Hebrew. it means "for a good year".)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Polymeri Online 17.9.09

Looshies! the looshies are cute, smiling, happy, monster like polymer clay creations. Their creator is Orr Zahavi from Israel, He have been working with polymer clays for over 20 years and decided it's time to try and sell it as well. The name Looshies. derives from his beloved dog's name "Loosh" (a beautiful female weimaraner)

Rubber Stamp Tutorial by Regina from Creative Kismet blog - give it a try! she has some cool ideas in her blog!

jellybeanjunction's Shop is full of Dachshunds! so cute!
and her blog -
more from her dollhouse miniaturesis here:

Owl Tutorial by j0rie
and blog -

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My new flower centers canes tutorial is online!

NEW E-Book - How to Create Center Canes for flowers - 10 center Canes Step-by-Step Instructions TUTORIAL

Here is another tutorial for you to enjoy. I am happy to share my knowledge and experience regarding teaching flower canes & centers.

My tutorial demonstrates how to make 10 different flower centers canes, with clear and detailed instructions, 36 pages and about 100+ full-color pictures to guide you through.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Celebration of Colors

when i held the book "Polymer clay color inspirations" in my hand i knew this book will stay next to my bed shelf, and if i read if before i go to sleep, i'll have colorful dreams - don't we all want colorful magical dreams?

If you want to dive into the world of color, this is the book for you.

It's is THE guide for making successfull color schemes, analyze your personal color preferences and get plenty of inspiration from the masters themselves (all of them!)
The book is divided into 10 chapters, which are all about understanding, finding, choosing, mixing, playing and exploring color.

Projects, questionnaires , ideas, excersises, tips, galleries - all chosen carfully by Lindly, Maggie and the production team. Graphic design of the book is also making you keep looking and looking - wonderful work!

I loved the personal spotlight column that gives us a glimpse into the great artists choices so inspiring and vibrant.

With all this knowledge and endless information, the spectrum is at your feet (or hands maybe :)

Polymeri Online 10.9.09

Tanchoo Design / Tanya Chercunova from Russia has accessories, textile, jewelry and photography in her site, dots, holes & texture in her polymer clay art, clean geometric line, and i loved that ambient music in her .ru site!

Evan K. / Antithesis designes polymer clay mythical animals and creatures, fantazy like.

Flowerly necklace by hypatia fimoholic she is 23 and I live in Bosnia and Herzegovina . A few years ago her boyfriend discovered polymer clay. He thought It could be a good gift for her, and he was right! she works mostly with FIMO, beads, wire, & crystals.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Polymeri Online 3.9.09

Chili Crab is a originally from germany but living in Singapore, she enjoys the freedom of being engaged with the things that she has been doing for more than 6 years now: crochet, jewelry making and creating home accessories. those little polymer clay bits are so delicate!

look at those cuties! small sweet figurines by mindi64 (germana), that magnet board is brilliant, makes you think they are actually flying on a cloud!

Hippykitty beads (rubytwoshoes / Vickie Miller) are a joy, all those dots and stripes are something i adore, although she works with glass, her work is an inspiration, and she made a polymer clay doll too, it's hand painted and her name is Amelie :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Polymeri Online 27.8.09

b.mariatheresia's stunning necklace, made of short tubish beads decorated with bullzeyes and millefiori canes, all kind of colors, a joy to the eye.

verfilzt_und_zugenaeht's photostream in flickr has some interesting polymer clay creations in it, the semi-translucent earings caught my eye

Alex Hernandez from Spain, met him in Nottingham, UK, while i was teaching in Polymer Play Days 2009, a talented guy (and family too!) his designes are full of character and he mixes millefiori, mokume gane, mica shifts and sculpturings.

Ilex is an artist from Germany (i think), she (?) uses lines, cuts, curves, bumps, molds? in clean pendants design, i love the look of polymer clay when it it in it's almost "nude" natural look.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Polymeri Online 20.8.09

MARLOU B. / Marlen from France is an illustrator end creator. her favorite technique is photographing sculpted clay figures in fairytale decorations (photo)

Three Ways to Make Your Own Cookie Cutters by CraftyGoat

Troy Stith writes fiction and comics but recently become obsessed with everything super sculpey and resin.

A Cane tutorial, this time it's a kind of fabric (similar to scottish cloths?) can't remember the name... great violet design!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Polymeri Online 9.8.09

Cat's home lady is designing cute smiling cats which made me smile too, her humoristic sculpture's of cats (and some dogs) makes the animal kingdom sweeter, she is from Izmir, Turkey.

This tutorial demonstrates how to use a ball marble to bake a cabochon using black acrylic color too - great result.

SPecimen7 monsters are hand sculpted, The current collection of specimens is curated by Shing Yin Khor, a Los Angeles area artist and designer. each specimen has it's own story :)

Need some jewelry displays? - Timothy Adam Designs's Modern unique metal jewelry, art, furniture clocks jewelry displays and much more. Every item is handmade and designed by Timothy Adam.

Friday, August 7, 2009

NYC was great! now headed to Chicago

This past week was so great!

Dh and I took a short vacation to visit US, few days in New york city and now we are on our way to chicago for a week.

It seems like i just been here few weeks ago, always a pleasure to come back to this city and even more fun to see places i remember :)

With some of you guys recommendations i went to check which was like getting into heaven! this store is the place i want to live in! i spent about 1.5 hours in there (i think, if not more), thank you so much my facebook friends who told me to visit there :)

Cafe Wha was also a great night, and shopping, shopping and more shopping!

I will be posting some links soon, didn't forget you guys :)

take care!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Polymer Clay Bookmarks

Polymer Clay Bookmarks
Originally uploaded by Iris Mishly - איריס משלי.

I found some cool bookmark bases, they are so cute and comfortable i had to make some, after making some prototypes and testing how they sell, i took them with me to one of the fairs i am doing, it was a great success! people wanted them as personal gifts with names on them.

another addictive product :)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

PCAGOE August Challenge - Mix Media

This month the PCAGOE challenge theme was "Mix Media", it is going to be SO hard for the voters to choose from!

Come back here to vote for your favorite on 8/1. Voting will be open until midnight 8/7.

Lot's of prized for the voters too!

Polymeri Online 30.7.09

Hello every one! this week's polymeri post is so interesting and require lot's of "digging", i am not sure about my next one, i am taking a short vacation and flying to US (new-york and Chicago) to have some fun (of course i am taking a laptop with me), if you have some recomendations about shopping in Chicago - i'd will love to hear! / Jessi loves art in all forms, her dwelling petite hourses are so cute, you can put them at your bedside, or in a curiosity cabinet they are so charming. I hope her etsy store will soon be full of her beauties :)
Etsy shop

Valerie Wallace published a VERY useful tutorial in PCC forums on how to make a celtic cane using an extruder, it's a lot of work but assure perfect accuracy!here is the link

bounty_gg / Galina from Ireland, her blog is in russion but don't forget to check her tutorial link on the right.

Three Eye Studio / Susan Buhrman designs and creates original Art Mandalas, the work reflects the soul's yearning for balance and symmetry, she utilizes color, texture and reflective materials to "grab" the attention of the subconscious mind while providing a pleasing and uplifting visual experience for the conscious. She loves polymer clay and used a variety of mixed-media materials in her work.
see u soon!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

found some cool hamsa cutters in 4 sizes

while i was wondering and finding suppliers for hamsa shape cutters, i found some cool hamsa cutters in 4 sizes, a different shape i had before.

If you need some to make wall decor or a small cool keychain - check them out :)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Polymeri Online 25.7.09 - Emi Sfard

My 3rd & last artist in this sequence is Emi Sfard from Israel, ever since she remembers herself she has been painting, illustrating, sculpting and disassembling devices to see how they work. she was five year old when started attending the Youth Wing of the Israeli Museum of Art, which soon became her second home. There, she was exposed to a world of materials and to the history of art, and learned jewelry, sculpturing, painting, and more.
Later, she studied carpentry for a couple of years. In parallel, took private lessons in drawing and painting with the artist Marek Yanai.
Her first degree in Industrial Design is from Bezalel Academy of Art. she worked as an industrial designer for five years, whereas three of them were spent in Frog Design, Milan Italy. At the end of this period she realized that her passion was still, as it has always been, illustration, painting and sculpting.

Today, she is living in Tel-Aviv and dedicate herself to illustration and painting.

The photo i've included in this post is one of photos made for a 3D Passover Hagada, The illustration work was done by sculpting scenes that were then photographed using special equipment and method to create a 3D image.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Polymeri Online 24.7.09 - Suzanne Del Rizzo

Suzanne Del Rizzo is a stay at home mom with four small children, from Oakville Ontario.
she has a honours science degree from Queen's University but always had a passion for art. she has worked with polymer clay since the early'90's during and after university, but only recently began exploring plasticine as a medium after reading a few books my children brought home from the library illustrated by Barbara Ried. she was totally inspired by her fantastic plasticine illustrations, and liked the properties of plasticine as it stays pliable and doesn't require baking, in the past she used to work with polymer clay to make jewelry, but decided to focus on plasticine at the moment.
Suzanne loves doing cottage/home portraits and depicting children at play, and she takes pride in adding very specific details to her work, to make it something unique and special.

we can be inspired by this beautiful work!

visit her flickr site @

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Polymer Clay Retro Hearts & Bugs

Polymer Clay Retro Hearts - Pins
Originally uploaded by Iris Mishly - איריס משלי.

I've collected about 2000 discs of my recycled items, i am constantly thinking about what to do and how to play with them, i made some retro heart pins and also used them for the bugs i made for the "mix media" PCAGOE august challenge, and of course some jewelry, it's fun!

Polymeri Online 23.7.09 - Carrie Tasman

For the next few days i would like to feature some ladies, each with her own amazing polymer clay work. i didn't want to put them all in a list in my polymerionline weekly post because each of them deserve her own "stage" :)

I came across Carrie Tasman when we discussed business, i didn't know how talented this lady was! she is a painter who stumbled onto polymer clay quite by accident ten or so years ago. she started stamping and painting sculpey to make small frames for tiny prints of her larger acrylic paintings. This year she experimented with colored clay and then after reading every book in the library (she is sending her thanks to all) she became obsessed with how to make millefiori canes. she is a painter, so she want to make beautiful, colorful pieces to hang on the wall. she started with small 5x7 still life collages with stamped clay and millefiori canes and have been making progressively larger pieces. those floral pieces (see photo attached) are 8x10 mounted on board, she used techniques from my tutorial and she wrote and told me that the tut stepped her canes up a notch : )
Carrie loves pattern, texture, and the piecing quality of working in clay, and the endless variations of millefiori canes. Please stop by her website to see more at

How wonderful!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Polymeri Online 11.7.09

Carrie Goller is using a variety of medias, this keeps her endlessly inspired — oil, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, mixed media and encaustic — the ancient process of melting, applying, then fusing beeswax. Goller is currently enjoying exploring a new media -- figurative sculpture with polymer clay too.

Polpette Clay - is creating Handcrafted polymer clay creations, she is currently enjoying her time chasing two little guys around the house. her older son loves working with polymer clay, as she does, so they have lots of fun cooking up new ideas together. Most of her creative energy is focused on chalkboards and polymer clay at the moment.

Some cool tutorials from polymer clay italia blog, a cute figurine -
and a wire frame for pendants!

It's all about what you hold on your key chain! cute and funny holders, faces, skulls, makes me smile!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My Elephant tile for the PCAGOE alphabet project

My Elephant tile for the PCAGOE alphabet project
Originally uploaded by Iris Mishly - איריס משלי.

isn't he a bit short for an elephant? but he is still cute :)

My tile will be a part of a charity alphabet project by the polymer clay artists guild of etsy, and after all letters will be collected it will be donated.

for more details on the charity projects of our guild you are welcome to visit -

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Polymeri Online 2.7.09 and some vacation adventures

Hello everyone, at the moment i am writting my post from the hotel lobby (i am in Eilat, which is the southest city in Israel, the perfect place for vacations and holidays), family is with me and we took a short vacation as a great summer start, school is over and we are enjoying the summer with pool, sun and... swimming with Dolphins! yesterday i had the most amazing adventure when both me and the kids took a short dive with dolphins, what an experience! recommended (if you have some dolphins around :)

i cannot forget you all, so i am here for some PC links...

Amazing polymer clay sculptures by Owen Klaas, As a child he was constantly drawing and practicing the art of caricature. About ten years ago he discovered polymer clay and his art would never be the same. he realized that he could turn his one dimensional drawings of weirdness into fully realized three dimensional objects of weirdness, and of course
(like all of us), he was hooked :) - see photo of beatles

MandarinMoon / Chris Kapono Born and raised in Missouri, she has been painting and drawing for most of her life, loves animals and anything to do with nature and the outdoors. she is making oragnic, stamped creations, uses glass gems painted with acrylic and metallic paint. some of her glass vases has Holes cut in the clay to allow light to shine through.

taiping wawa from China makes small cute & unique sculptrings, i wish i could see more of her photos :)

My fellow friend and clayer Angela, opened (finally) her Hamsa store, take a look, it's beautiful.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Polymeri Online 25.6.09

Clay illustration - Tammy Durham sculptures wonderful trees and birds, to her they represent freedom and she tries to capture that moment.

Susan Averello from Fantazy Clay is sharing her pixie tutorial with us, this cute figure is just asking me to try!

Claire Maunsell is a professional glass blower for almost 20 years, since the family move around a lot, she have been working with a medium that is much more portable for her -polymer clay has many of the characteristics of hot glass - malleable, brilliant colours, ability to build millifiori canes and more!

Look at this cute Dog cane by Israeli artist Ben-David !

Dumauvobleu from france, is a self taught polymer clay artist since 2007, jewelry designer
and painter. Her unique pendants are made from canes, blends, sheets, textures, stripes and interesting designs.

Dora Giveaway - Winners!

Thank you all for joining and sending some or your favorite color mixings!

This was my 1st giveaway and it was such fun!
Yesterday evening i asked my son to join me for the drawing, i asked him which way he prefered - the old fashion way with notes in a basket or the computer way, of course he chose the old fashion way! (it's the same way my 2 children are drawing who is going to get in the shower first! LOL)

Well, i had a real tough accountant on my side, he wanted everything to be perfect - "mommy, don't fold the notes this way, do it THAT way", then we decided we can't let so many people down - "mommy, i would be very disappointed if i didn't win", i told him - "i know sweety, but not everyone can win - what do you say, maybe we let 4 people win?" He smiled :)

after we put all the notes in a basket the game begun: He is closing his eyes (as if he knows someone written on those notes) and chose one at a time :)
1st was - Crazy Nancy

2nd was - Hope131

3rd was - Emma Phillips
4th was - Zabica67
all 4 winners, please send me your address to ship the Dora cane, my email for sending is
thank you all for participating, my son send regards to all winners :) !