Turkish hooks, Canadian molds

What I unearthed as I sorted through mail begins in the housewares and tools department. These playful wall hooks are built with polymer clay over wire by Turkey’s Arzu Musa. She also specializes in flower pots and glowing candleholders.

New frame and cabochon molds from Canada’s Shades of Clay also caught my eye. The templates are paired to help you shape a perfect bezel for each cabochon. Wendy Orlowski created a photo gallery of inventive ways of using the clever molds. This looks helpful to those of us who have trouble cutting even borders and mitered corners. The group introduces some intriguing tools and textures.

If you’re one of those polymer clay artists or illustrators who comes from the graphics camp, you’ll want to answer NPCG’s call for proposals for a new logo to reflect their broadening international image.

Congrats to all who completed Friday’s pop quiz. Don’t fret if you didn’t get a perfect score. This won’t go on your permanent record. It’s only meant to improve your color vision or bolster your argument for a better computer monitor.

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  • reply Eva/le Loup ,

    Another great article! Thanks!
    Full of good tricks and very playful references!
    I hope to be rather intelligent to adapt all this to my own urge with my own tools! Maybe it could be done another way before we can buy it in europe! ;-))
    See you soon!

    • reply Merrie ,

      Are Helen’s products sold in the US anywhere. They are awesome.

      • reply Helen Breil ,

        Thanks Merrie!

        No my products are sold exclusively through ShadesofClay.com the link Cynthia provided in the post. ShadesofClay have a very large US customer base and are very good at making a Canadian purchase easy & painless. Please don’t let the border stop you!

        Cynthia thanks so much for the mention!

        • reply Arzu Musa ,

          I couldn’t believe my eye’s when I opened the mail PCDaily… My latest hook was there… I really feel flattered….
          Thank you so much…

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