Tuesday, 30 March 2010

The book has arrived!

And the first thing I did, was find my page, of course :))) After writing this post I will sit down, and enjoy looking through all the photos, and reading what people wrote about themselves.

You can see the cover and contents of the book here
I want to say Thank You to Martina and Anke for the great idea and a wonderful job they have done with the book!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Spring, fish bracelet and more :)

Warm and sunny spring has finally arrived to the north of England:

Although the forecast suggests us not to relax, because as much as a snow is expected tomorrow. So not to waste a sunny Sunday,today we went to the seaside. To catch some fish :)))
I caught enough fish to make a bracelet! :))

I caught some other kinds of fish, the stripey ones, they will be used in some accessories. Here is all the fish I "caught" today :))

And a few new flower bracelets, which were also made using commercial metallic frames.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Pips jewellery

I love buying other artist's polymer clay creations! This time I bought a gorgeous aquarium bead from Pippa, whose shop you can find here. Her new line of focal beads is incredible!!! I fell in love with those with fish, and could not resist to buy one :))

The colours of the bead are beautiful, and it is sanded to such a high shine, which I never managed to reach :) Have a look at Pippa's other focals, they all are gorgeous!

Sunday, 21 March 2010


Marylee has featured my tulip bracelet in her blog.

Thank you Marylee!

Thursday, 18 March 2010

More cupcakes

I was busy baking cupcakes last night :))

Detailed photos of every cupcake are in my shop

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

"European polymer clay art" book

The "European polymer clay art" book will be out soon, in the end of March. And my poppy bracelet is on the cover, hoorray!!! :))))

You can pre-order the book here, and I already did :)
45 polymer clay artists, 16 European contries and more than 200 photos

Thursday, 11 March 2010

A fruit pie and cupcakes

Is it a lunch time yet? :)) These polymer clay treats make me hungry :)))

A little fruit cake:

And two cupcakes. Cupcakes are very popular in all kinds of crafts. In our Newcastle craft mafia quite a few girls are doing something with cupcakes. Cassandra prints them on t-shirts (tea shirts, as she calls them :))), Amanda makes them of felt, girls from Pet Lamb Patisserie bake real ones. Now I will add my polymer clay ones :)
White cream:

Pink cream:

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

My new craft room

We moved to a new house, and the first thing I did was setting up my new room for claying! :)) I love my new room! It is very sunny and warm, just gorgeous! :))) I wish I never had to leave this room :)))
A view from the door:

I keep all my claying stuff on shelves and in drawer chest from IKEA (my favorite series of theirs - Leksvik). There I have instruments, epoxy resin, paints, pastels, seed beads, and so on. The table in the middle is very light by weight, so it is easy to take it and put it by the window. It is my table for taking pictures of jewellery.In those plastic boxes on a table I keep all my Etsy stuff :)

Books and magazines about polymer clay

Here I keep commercial beads and findings for making jewellery

My joy - my new oven! :) I bought it cheap from eBay and it is wonderful. Unlike my old oven, this one hold the temperature nicely, so now I can just put my beads in it for a certain time, and go away. With my old oven I had to sit next to it, and to manually control the temperature by turning oven on and off :)))

Working table. Using moving house as an excuse I took this table into my room :)) It is a computer table, but it very heavy, which is ideal for attaching a pasta machine to it. The handy lamp is from IKEA.

I keep clay inside the table, easy to reach.

At the moment I am trying out molds for miniature bakery I bought from this shop). I like seeing other people's miniature food, so I decided to give it a go and try making some :)

My little bonsai, I wanted to keep it in my room, but I am afraid it is too hot for it on this window, so we had to move it into a different room.

And finally one of my trial cakes.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Laura's cupcakes

Cute, cute, cute! :)) Lovely Laura has sent my these two cupcake beads!

I think I will use them in future in some themed bracelet :) Thank you, Laura!!!

Monday, 1 March 2010


Elena (shim-shoni) makes gorgeous silicon raspberry beads! I have bought a few, and received them last Saturday. They are so real! I had to try hard not to srart eating them :))
I bought these red and yellow ones (photos were made by Elena)

My precious! :)))
Here Elena sells leftovers of her handmade raspberries in different colours. She also has an Etsy shop, check it out :)

Cara's flower cane

Lovely Cara from Surfingcat has made a flower cane using my tutorial. As I told her in a letter, it is not the first time I see students making this cane better than me :) I love it!