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From Top to Bottom: Turquoise, Tomato Purée, Fusion Coral, Violet, Tuscany, Aurora, Amparo Blue, Pink Champagne, Dried Herb, Eucalyptus.

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I’m building my selection of St. Patrick’s Gifts and wanted to share with you, they are unique handmade gifts and will sure make a lot of success among friends, family, co-workers or any special one we have in mind for this occasion, anyways, I’m not done with it so stay tuned I’ll finish up my selection before the 17th. Don’t forget to share this delightful selection.

Small Round Green Bubble pendant by mannmadedesigns

Get Your Irish On by ShamefulTees

Green Diva On Fire by ArtByHandz

Irish Shamrock Ring by CreaShines

Blades of Grass Necklace by brookadelphia

Shamrock Bracelet by LovelandShadeTree

Little Leprechaun From the Emerald Isle by RagamuffinDesign

Real hand picked handmade Lucky Four Leaf Clover Keychain by alfrescouniquegroup

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Just got my new Complete Book of Polymer Clay by Lisa Pavelka. I in awe, I have all her books, I follow her work and its amazing what she can do with polymer clay and mixed media, she’s one of my polymer clay Goddess. Her creativity had no boundaries and everything she does if it’s not nearly perfect, it’s just on purpose, Im a declared fan of this artist.

The book is really complete, for beginners, intermediate and advanced clayers, it is clear, concise and has a lot great techniques you might have missed not going to her workshops but that it’s worth learning and for my surprise, guess what I found? the wonderful techinique i’m searching for this week, the screening print or silkscreening plus a whole lot more from essentials, tools and accessories, skinner blending, millefiori caning, image transfers, mkumé gané, mica shift effects, leaf and foiling effects, faux effects, stamping, sculpting and a huge gallery of projects presented by great clay artists. I will soon start trying some of the techiniques and will post some directions for them here, now, Lord give me strength, I love making my own tutorials, the thing is, Im always alone and even if I’m not, my kids do not really have photographer skills to help me with the work itself cos a lot of tutorials are made of good pictures but I will try.

For now, just stay with the teaser pictures from my new friend 😛

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They are going to be giving away two 4×4 dog clear stamp sets: Strider & Yorkies. Each are brand new and ready for use.
Just clic on the image below to be redirected to their blog and get a chance to win.

JessicaLynnOriginals Clear Stamps

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Jewelry boxes are a ”must have item” for ladies and jewelry lovers in general, some traditional, some chic, and others that are perfect for people who prefer to break away from everyday storage solutions in favor of a more individual and modern fashion look. Any one of these jewelry boxes I found on online Stores would make a fantastic gift for yourself or that someone special.

Pandoras Box

Pandora’s Box is a one-of-a-kind (OOAK) creation hand-sculpted ZephyrDreamsDolls on Etsy without the use of any molds. This piece was created using many of the fantastic techniques of artist Jean Bernard. Pandora’s box is constructed of Apoxie-Sculpt and polymer clay over a wooden base. The box is embellished with countless gold and blue microbeads and high-quality glitter. Its surface has a rough texture, and it is painted with acrylics. The photos don’t adequately capture the subtle color and sparkle of the paint. The top of the box depicts a one-of-a-kind relief sculpture of a female face with flowing hair, hand-sculpted ZephyrDreamsDolls . The box is mounted on a strong wire frame, giving the appearance of tree branches, with pools of “water” sitting at its base. Check more images Here

Stand Jewelry Box

Standing Jewelry BoxThis 5 drawer wooden treasure box brings the flavor of the Southwest to you. It is covered in Turquoise and Copper paper. The paper on the drawers and top was designed byNandJDesigns on Etsy to coordinate with the paper on the sides. It is perfect to store your trinkets, jewelry or treasures. It can sit on your dresser or any other furniture in your home.

• Wooden box measures 10 1/4” tall x 4 1/2 wide x 3.6” deep
• Sides are covered with a collage paper that is copper with turquoise blotches.
•4 of the turquoise drawers are covered with custom designed copper and turquoise papers of harlequin, swirls, distress and crackle
• The edges are inked with copper luminescent ink to give the appearance of a distressed vintage design piece
• The drawer pulls wooden knobs painted with the copper luminescent ink.
• The piece is decoupaged and sealed for protection.

And the best of all, they can design any Treasure box to match your decor colors.

Lacquered Jewelry Box

Mother of Pearl Wooden Lacquer Jewelry BoxThis wooden jewelry box by Nacreart on Etsy depicts a serene image of cranes delighting in an idyllic moment under an old pine tree, a symbol of elevated consciousness and dignified spirit. The harmony between the colored Korean mulberry paper and the iridescence of the mother of pearl design makes it a memorable item for any collection.

Bone Jewelry Boxes

Bone Jewelry BoxThese Camel bone jewelry boxes are a display of artistic skill and aesthetic beauty. A unique blend of classic and contemporary art. An article that offers you a combination of style and utility. Found that at Gift4Shopping but careful, if you are an animal lover like me please make sure no animal had to be sacrificed to make that piece of art.

Embossed Leather Jewelry Box

Jose Antonio Rios (Peruvian, contemporary) and his family, “Colonial Garlands” Jewelry Box, 2003, tooled leather on plywood, velour lining, height 3.0 inches, diameter 6.3 inches, weight 0.4 lbs. A member of the Rios Family has tooled the leather with hammer and chisel, replicating foliate patterns of vines and garlands, reminiscent of Peru’s colonial epoch. Jose Antonio Rios said, “For us, embossing leather is a family tradition. My father inherited it from his father, and handed it down to us.”

Polymer clay Jewelry Box

Polymer Clay Jewelry Box Covered with a mixture of gold and brown Premo! which was textured with a basket-weave texture sheet from Studio by Sculpey. The flowers and strawberries were then hand-sculpted with Premo! as well by Laura Griffin

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Found good ideas for a ”green” Christmas and a pretty easy way to save money with this recession time.

Soda Can Christmas Tree


Cardboard Christmas Tree


Recycled Paper Christmas Tree


Magazines Christmas Tree


Disposable Forks Christmas Tree


Plastic Bottles Christmas Tree

Ecologismo.com


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Hand carved pendant

My new girl is a hand drawn and carved pendant with a hand braided leather necklace …. The pendant is polymer clay faux wood cupped to imitate a coconut shell with a tribal carved drawing ….

I sanded and polished it by hand, cos I think i gives you more control of how the piece turns out and it narrows your inner link with the piece bringing more of your personality….

This is featuring my thoughts of the Amazon life from the far Atlantic Forest to the great city flea markets full of hand carved and crafts made by their own creative natives …..

For more details here’s the trace

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