Saturday, May 15, 2010

Inspiration is Everywhere!

The stunning beadwork of Aja Vaz leaves me breathless! I could gaze at these beads all day and never get enough. I absolutely love the colors and movement of these beads. I don't believe I have ever seen anything quite like these hollow glass beads.

If I ever learn to create something as beautiful as these beads I would be in heaven.

See more on her flickr site. A must see! Enjoy the journey!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

My Inspired Cylinder Beads

As planned, I did have fun this week trying my hand at some cylinder shaped beads. I purchased Lynda's Moseley's tutorial , Creating Cylinder Beads Using Image Tranfsers, and used her work as my inspiration. Lynda has some great tutorials. Detailed and easy to follow.

Well, after many attempts I did manage one satisfactory image transfer and completed a bead. I guess I need to continue to work on my prefecting my transfers. In the meantime, I also created a few beads using a veneer made from translucent clay, gold leaf, and inks.

Thanks again for the inspiration Lynda!

More fun ahead for me. Lovin' it!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Inspire Me!

So often I find inspiration from wonderful artists of all mediums. Their use of color, design, or technique fuels my imagination and sparks my creativity.

To express my appreciation and share their wonderful work I would like to give a shout out to these wonderfully creative beings from time to time.

My inspiration for the day comes from a fellow polymer clay artist whose work I love, and whose dedication to the art and medium I admire. I am sure anyone who follows Lynda Moseley's work would agree that her innovations and flawless execution fuel the imagination.

I recently purchased her Cylinder Bead Tutorial, and plan to have some fun with that this week. In the meantime, I encourage you to enjoy her work here and here.

PCAGOE May Challenge Entries

The Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy's May Challenge theme is "History/Historial Event". Our member artists took up the challenge to created these diverse and inspiring entries depicting a moment in time.

Vote for your top 3 favorites at our team website at between May 1 and May 7, 2010. Five lucky voters, chosen at random, will also win one of the beautiful polymer clay items created by our talented member artists.

There are 14 fantastic entries this month. Take a look an enjoy them all. Vote and you could be a winner!