Monday Etsy Madness

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I’ve always been fascinated with what folks can come up with using polymer clay.  If you aren’t familiar with it, polymer clay is a sculptable material that will harden under low heat.  It can be used for a multitude of things including sculpting, jewelry, beads, covering items, well you name it.  With the variety of colors and new techniques, the skies are the limit. 
And our Etsy sellers that specialize in this particular medium have just about every base covered.  You will totally be amazed at the things I found.  One of these days, I’m going to learn this skill.  But in the meantime, I will sit back in awe and admire.  Come see what I found!

Copper and Turquoise SpiralPurple Cactus Studios– Amber and Laurence from Charlotte, NC
A beautiful, approx. 1.5″ square pendant with a pattern that’s fun and contemporary! This piece has a silver plated bail and a glossy finish. $14.00 There are no paints used, and each item is hand crafted, sanded multiple times and either hand polished or sealed with a high gloss varnish. Follow them on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cactusstudios, or check out their blog at: http://www.purplecactusstudios.blogspot.com/.

Cat BlueCiao Carolina– Carolyn from Philadelphia, PA

Handmade polymer clay pin, medium blue cat with hot pink heart and a closed pin back attached with jeweler’s glue. 1 3/4″ high X 1 1/4″ wide. $18.00 All of Carolyn’s hand-made polymer clay Kitty pins are inspired by Tizzy and Fred ( Federico Feliney ) , her cat boys . You can visit her blog – http://cateatsbananasandflies.blogspot.com/.
Polymer Clay BarrettePolymer Playin’– Nova Scotia, Canada
Fun and funky hair barrette in shades of black, white, grey and lime green. Main piece and pin head features detailed polymer clay cane work. Pin measure 5.5″ long. Main piece measure approx. 4″ across. $12.00
Polymer Clay Cane EndsTami Shvat– Nofit, Israel
This is approximately 240 Gr.(8.47 oz) package of individually wrapped polymer clay cane ENDS and several slices. During the process of creating the canes, she cut the ends off and this is what she has left over. You can definitely get several of perfect slices of each at the very least. The rest of each piece may be used to make Natasha beads, Swirl lentil beads, cover objects or wherever your imagination will take you to. $22.00 Please take a moment to check out her web gallery at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tamishvat.
Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Knitting NeedlesScary Merry– San Diego, CA
Still a happy couple after all these years! Sculpted onto brand new bamboo knitting needles, US: 8- 5MM, approximate total length is 9”. $22.00 This artist was featured in the Jan ’11 issue of Creative Knitting Magazine.
Polymer Charm Red Gumball Machine EarringsCharmthis.com- New Jersey
Adorable polymer clay Earrings .. these Fun Earrings are made with silver plated findings .. it’s too cute! $4.99 Be sure to check out their blog at http://www.dewyandpat.blogspot.com/.
Daffodil Buttons (Set of 6)- Tessa Ann– Bend, OR
Beautiful daffodil inspired buttons. These one of a kind HANDMADE buttons would be an exquisite addition to many of your crafting needs! In this set you will receive: (2) 1″ inch handmade buttons, (4) 3/4″ inch handmade buttons. They have tested their buttons in the washing machine and find they hold up as well as normal- big store brand buttons. Wash in cold water, gentle cycle and lay garment flat or hang to dry. $7.50 Follow Tessa on Facebook to receive updates, and special offers! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tessa-Ann-Designs/133681628067?ref=ts.
Antique Jade Cuff Bracelet DragonflyThe Shag Bag– Alyssa from Portland, OR
Check out this “Antique Jade” Wide Cuff Bracelet With Dark Earthy Dragonfly Design. The “Jade” Clay Is Translucent the Way Real Jade Is. Made With Polymer Clay for Flexibility to Easily Slip Onto Your Wrist. These Bracelets Get A Lot Of Attention, People Are Always Trying To Figure Out What They Are Made Of.. Leather, Stone, Metal? They Can’t Figure It Out!! They Are Totally Unique. This Cuff Is Almost 2″ Wide and fits a 6″ Wrist. If Your Wrist Is Above or Below 6″, you can order to fit your wrist measurements. $16.95

Baby Shower Cake TopperBaby in TubMichelle’s Clay Corner– New Berlin, WI

A super cute cake topper for a baby shower cake or gift for the parents of a newborn! A polymer clay baby sits in a tin tub of bubbles created with clear glass marbles. (Some of the marbles have been coated to give more of a “soapy” appearance.) A white washcloth is on top of the baby’s head and a little yellow rubber ducky is in the tub with baby as s/he grabs their little toes! The front side of the tub can be personalized with a permanent marker. Approximate measurements: 5.5″W x 2″D x 3.25″H. $28.00 You can also visit her new website at: http://www.michellesclaycorner.com/, or her facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MichellesClayCorner/

Ginger and FredFolk Art from the Heart– Vallejo, CA
Ginger, just slightly past her prime, still loves to trip the lights fantastic. Dressed in her finest dancing gown, she gathers her new partner, Fred, and heads out to dance the night away. Ginger was created with hand made paper clay. Fred was created with polymer clay, as was Ginger’s shoes. Once baked, Ginger was hand painted using acrylic paint. Chalks and oils were used to create highlights and shadows. The whole piece was then antiqued to bring out all the details. Finally the piece was coated with a satin sealer to protect the paint and keep the colors vibrant for years to come. She stands 5 inches tall and 4 inches wide and will come to you signed, dated and ready for display. $24.00 If you would like to see more of her one of a kind creations, you’ll find them at her website at http://www.folkartfromtheheart.com/!

Springtime Ham with Citrus Garnish 1/12 scaleMouse Market– Columbia, MO
If your dolls are planning a springtime dinner party, make sure you have the Mouse Market on speed dial! This succulent honey-baked ham is studded with fragrant cloves and served on a bed of fresh herbs decorated with sun yellow Meyer lemons, bright orange kumquats, and sweet green grapes. This lovely centerpiece is sure to be a hit at your next dollhouse fête. SERVING SIZE: The serving platter measures roughly 1 1/2 inches by 2 inches. $39.50 Check out their blog at http://themousemarket.com/blog, or become a Facebook Fan http://on.fb.me/cxeNP7.
Inspiration Altar Picture FrameLil Alters Everywhere, Wilson, NC
Memories – the priceless treasure of a life well spent. An embellished picture frame to house one of your own special memories. This mixed-media piece in rich metallic shades of gold and silver was created using handcrafted polymer mosaic tiles stamped with words of inspiration and embellished with precious metal powders & gold leaf, jewelry bits, charms, beads, and loving intentions. The colors in these photos do not do the piece justice – the metallics are very rich, and the detailing subtle. The sculpture itself is 8″ wide by 9″ tall, and includes a beaded strand for hanging. $55.00 NOTE: 10% of the profit from the sale of this and other items in their shop will be donated to the American Cancer Society (ACS) for ‘etsyprojectembrace’ in support of funding cancer research and spreading the message of HOPE!!

Amazing, right?  So start your Monday off with a fun jaunt through Etsy and admire the wonderful polymer clay products that these artists are selling.  Go show them some Etsy love!

 

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  • Alyssa March 23, 2011, 4:23 pm

    Wow! Your blog is too cool! I just stumbled upon it! I love it! Come check some of my crafts out! 😀 I'd sure appreciate it! I'll be chcking back here often!

  • Deepthi March 23, 2011, 9:12 am

    thank you for sharing this lovely form of art… i had no idea abt poplymer clay prior to this…. thanks for the gr8 info..
    i have participated in your blog hop… thank you for that too

  • Michelle's Clay Corner March 21, 2011, 8:35 pm

    Great blog, Suzy! Thanks for the shout out to all polymer clay artists and featuring my "baby in tub" cake topper! I posted your blog link on my Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/MichellesClayCorner

  • Mo March 21, 2011, 8:22 pm

    Thank you so much for including my Springtime Ham in your lovely post! I feel honored to be featured alongside such amazing artists. 🙂

  • Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey March 21, 2011, 6:20 pm

    These are all fabulous! My favourite is the baby in the tub. Thanks for sharing!

  • chillin with Quillin March 21, 2011, 11:49 am

    WOW some fantastic pieces, love the details!
    Paula

  • Omi March 21, 2011, 9:24 am

    Hi Suzy,

    your blog is fabulous! I found it by chance and was so impressed so I decided to share my godsend to my russian friends ))
    Thank you!

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