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Mermaids and Angels

My sister, Cyndi, has gotten the bug, like me, of loving the art form of polymer clay. She has been making Christmas ornaments for the people she works with for the past couple of years. She doesn’t sell them, just gives them away, as Christmas gifts. (I get my ornament early, for my birthday.) With such a love for the craft you have to find ways to keep on creating without ending up with thousands of items sitting around your house. She prefers to make ornament, usually angels or mermaids, rather then jewelry like I do. I must say that she is very imaginative with her creations and she is getting more talented with each year.

So here’s a tribute to her for following in my footsteps and becoming an artist of polymer clay.

2012 Angel
2012 Angel
2013 Angel
2013 Angel
2015 Mermaid
2015 Mermaid
2014 Mermaid
2014 Mermaid
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March 14th is Pi Day

Cherry Pi(e)
Cherry Pi(e)

For all you Math and or Science enthusiasts lets remember March 14th, Pi Day. How do you celebrate this auspicious non holiday? What’s you favorite kind of Pie? Pi is actually 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693 … which is a “mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter”. Yeah. Well anything is a great excuse to eat more Pie.  My favorite Pie is Key Lime Pie. I’ve made some pins to commemorate the spirit of Pi.

PI Day Pie Pin
PI Day Pie Pin
Apple Pi(e)
Apple Pi(e)
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Are you ready for St. Patrick’s Day?

Before you know it, St. Patrick’s Day will be here! While it might not be one of the most celebrated holidays, I find it to be one of the most fun! Not just because of the food and drink (even though that’s certainly a plus), but it’s festive and colorful! Make sure to have the perfect accessories for the big day!

Check out my Etsy store for lots more St. Patrick’s Day Pins and Accessories!

Jolly Leprechaun Pin
Jolly Leprechaun Pin
Heart of Clovers Pin
Heart of Clovers Pin
Claddagh
Claddagh Pin
Pot of Gold
Pot of Gold Pin
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Christmas Time!

The holiday season is filled with gift giving and craft making. This is my busiest season making clay ornaments and pins for friends and family as Christmas gifts. What better gift to give teachers, neighbors, friends and family than a handmade ornament or piece of jewelry? Here is a selection of items I’m making this holiday season:

Baby It's Cold Outside Mrs. Claus Santa Steampunk Frosty Santa Icicle Ornament Hat & Mittens Sock Monkey Ornament

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Day of the Dead November 1-3

Day of the Dead Skull
Day of the Dead Skull

Day of the Dead, also known as All Saints’ Day, is a three-day Mexican holiday to honor and celebrate loved ones who have died. It is also celebrated in many parts of the world, which directs honor and reverence towards one’s ancestors. Day of the Dead art is symbolized with smiling skulls in kaleidoscope colors,  psychedelic decorations and detailed designs. Beautifully adorned skulls are a tradition for the festive celebration and have become well recognized around the world.

These are a few that I have designed with polymer clay.

Day of the Dead Skull
Day of the Dead Skull
Day of the Dead Skull
Day of the Dead Skull
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My Halloween Pumpkin Pins

Pirate Captain Jack
Pirate Captain Jack

Jack O’ Lantern Pins

This week the pumpkin Jack O’ Lanterns are polymer clay pins that I have made. Each has its own personality. Each appeals to a variety of different people.  Each one is fun in its own way. Halloween is an exciting and fun holiday for everyone, the young and the older child in all of us.

Haunted Jack
Haunted Jack
Steampumkin Jack
Steampumkin Jack
Pumpkin Coach
Pumpkin Coach
Count Jacula
Count Jacula
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New Faces

Goddess of Serenity
Goddess of Serenity

I’ve been working on some new faces. I get started and I just can’t stop.

This first one is the Goddess of Serenity with a golden and white headdress and Swarovski elements for eyes.

This second one is a Steampunk Pilot profile with a Swarovski element eye, handcrafted and painted.

The third one is a art nouveau style with a kaleidoscope background and flowing hair, also handcrafted and painted with Swarovski element for her eye.

The fourth one is a pirate wench with a large brimmed hat with a feather and Swarovski elements for her eyes.

Aviator with goggles
Lady Steampunk Pilot

L120 L121A

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Steampunk Style, What is it?

Steampunk Gentleman
Steampunk Gentleman

Steampunk is a somewhat new style of … well, pretty much anything, from clothing to art, from literature to lifestyles. (Hugo was a very steampunkish movie.)  It’s an imaginative combination of the Victorian era and science-fiction. Its made up of gears, clock works, vintage materials, metallic items, lace and fantasy, whimsy and imagination. Steampunk is adventure and inventions, romantic and unique, imaginative and clever.  These are a couple of my Steampunk jewelry items.

Steampunk Pendant
Steampunk Pendant

This Gentleman is a pin handmade with polymer clay of a Victorian man with mustache, monocle, ascot and top hat.  Very debonaire.

This pendant is a montage of gears, wires and polymer clay and dangles from a bronze link chain.

Steampunk is FUN and Adventurous.