Detmers’ vintage bugs and flowers

Kim Detmers’ test tube vases and art nouveau bugs make for a colorful Friday. She is particularly adept at combining polymer clay cane slices and vintage brass findings to make bright bugs. The mixture sounds all wrong but looks very right.

Kim is the first craft artist ever officially licensed by the University of Utah. Kim created a petition that helped local artists get a crafters license in place so that artists could sell their handmade products and be in compliance with the University of Utah licensing guidelines.

You can see more of Kim’s polymer work on her website and in her Etsy gallery. Here’s an earlier post about her as well.

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  • reply Jeannie ,

    Her Esty shop is fabulous. I love the flower earrings. She should charge more for her work.

    • reply Kristina ,

      As always a wonderful artist and work. And I really love the new layout of this blog. I will read it even more faithfully. Thanks for being such an inspiration.

      • reply Libby ,

        Kim’s work is amazing! I have given her colorful bug magnets as gifts and they are always a huge hit. I agree, she should charge more for her work.

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