Hello and Welcome to my Blog ~ I love art of all kinds. Two of my favorites are polymer clay and paper art. I have shops on Etsy that feature both of my passions. I also love writing my blog and finding artists that have a passion for their craft and feature them. I hope your day is filled with sunshine, laughter and loads of creativity.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Some Great Information!

So many Polymer Clay Artists want to know
where they can buy some of their supplies.
I have come up with a list that is sure to help.

- The Pleasant Pheasant
If you are looking for beautiful canes, I recommend The Pleasant Pheasant. Jackie's work is exceptional as you will see by visiting her Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePleasantPheasant?section_id=6779566

- Best Flex Molds
This shop offers a large variety of molds. Penni Jo runs the shop while her husband makes the wonderful Urethane Rubber polymer clay molds which are all from Penni Jo's original sculpts. They also offer polymer clay tutorials and polymer clay classes. You can visit their shop at: http://www.bestflexiblemolds.com/

Clear Stamps - Tonja's Treasures
Every polymer clay artist needs stamps. At this time there are 75 original clear stamps available in Tonja's shop, plus she makes custom stamps The "Make your own design" stamp or your very own "Signature Stamp". You can visit her shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/tonjastreasures

Texture sheets
- Ornamentalelements
This shop offers a variety of 13 texture sheets for one low price and they come in many colors. you can see these textured sheets at: http://www.etsy.com/listing/54673623/set-of-13-texture-sheets.

Jewelry Supply: Imjewelee
Julee is the designer and creator of the XO Brand™ Jewelry Finding products. As of this time she has sold a whopping 11,320 items. You can visit her shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Imjewelee?ref=pr_profile

I think you'll love reading about the testing that Garie Sims did on polymer clay.
I found it to be very informative and it may help you pick out the type
of clay you want to use on a project.

Compression Test: by Garie Sims

Which types of polymer clay are the strongest? Garie did tension, compression and flexibility tests on the different types of polymer clay and came out with some astonishing results.
You can see his tests and results at: http://www.garieinternational.com.sg/clay/shop/tension_test.htm

A book of Masks: by Sarajane Helm

Last of all, I want to tell you about Sarajane Helm's Polymer Clay "Mask" Book that has just been published. There are so many wonderful pictures of masks all created with polymer clay. I was in awe of the creativity of the artists and I think Sarajane did a fantastic job putting together this awesome book. It is on sale at Amazon and you can see it by clicking on the following link:

Happy Claying!


Jackie said...

Thank you so much for featuring my canes and my Etsy shop! For those who may be wondering, a medical condition has slowed down my kaleidoscope cane production to a crawl, but I am hoping to be back to it very soon.

Thanks again! Jackie (The Pleasant Pheasant at Etsy)

Imjewelee said...

Awww thank you so much Sandy for featuring my shop here with these very fine shops, I am honored. Your mask creations made from polymer clay are amazing!!! You are my sweet friend and I am so glad we met. Ya'll come see me soon.
XO ♥ Julee

Tonja Lenderman said...

You are just too sweet. Thanks for sharing the link to my clear stamps :)