Thursday, August 15, 2013

Flower Child's Artsy Jewelry

Flower Child's Artsy Jewelry , on Art Fire claims that her jewelry making is a hobby.  I beg to differ.  Her beautiful pieces show that she is a professional in the field of jewelry design.

She lives in Montana, Big Sky Country, and enjoys hiking, boating and fishing.  She is the mother of 4, and grandmother of 9.  To quote her, "Girls Rule", in her family since she has 3 daughters and 5 grand daughters.  She spends most of her time taking care of her grandchildren and working on her "hobby".  She also enjoys going to bead shows, drawing and reading.

Below, you'll find some of my favorite pieces from her Art Fire  shop.

Polymer Flowers on Hammer Antiqued Copper is a gorgeous example of this artist's talent.  I love the contrast between the polymer clay panels and the hammered copper!
This Hollow Fall Kaleidoscope Pendant  evokes the feeling of fall to me.

This Flowered Polymer Clay and Hammered Copper  Is another example of the use of different mediums to create a wonderful piece.

The final piece I chose because I love the colors.  And also because I'm intrigued by wire wrapping and I love rings!

I suggest that you visit her shop and see all her other wonderful pieces.

She can also be found on these sites:

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Blue Morning Expressions: Polymer Clay Artist Extraordinaire

The artist behind Blue Morning Expressions  is exactly what the title implies, extraordinary.   She is a writer and artist that has been working in polymer clay for eight years.

Her shop, which is named for her bearded collie Blu Morning, has been in existence since 2004 where she relishes creating amazing finished jewelry pieces, along with intricate beads, polymer clay canes and many jother items.

Originally from Florida, she now resides in Montana where she enjoys polymer clay, bead creating, photography, sketching, drawing and a myriad of other pursuits.

I've chosen a few of her pieces to highlight here, some are polymer clay but there are a few that show off this talented artist's other endeavors.

This Orange and Green Raw Polymer Clay Cane
is one example of her
wonderful polymer clay cane work.
This gorgeous Handmade Lampwork Bead Necklace
features a focal bead by Jacqueline Marurija.

Polymer Clay Pillow Beads show off the talented cane work achieved by Blue Morning Expressions.
And, last but not least, Personalized Reindeer Christmas Ornament
I love his goofy cross-eyed expression!
To see more of her works, I suggest you visit the link to here Art Fire shop.
Blue Morning Expression can also be found on these websites.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Back To School

As the summer winds down, all those parents out there and millions of school age kids thoughts turn to the start of a new school year.  Some with relief that the kids will soon be out of their hair for part of the day or in the case of school age kids, with trepidation, anticipation or resignation. 

It's the time for new school clothes and supplies.  While browsing through the shops of my fellow Smooshers from the Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild on Art Fire,  I found a few school related items that any kid would love to own.

These Bookworm Bookmarks from Amazing Designs are the cutest things for your new or young reader.

This Polymer Clay Charm Pen by Kael Mijoy will appeal to the older student, say middle to high school age.

The Little White Mouse with Red Apple from Quernus Crafts 
is amazingly cute!

And this wonderful Ponytail Holder from Kimis-Jewelry-From-The-Heart  would be wonderful for any age student!

Visit all these talented artist's shops to see more of their wonderful works.