Buggy polymer…and a giveaway

Lehmann on PCDaily

The problem is not your monitor, there really are bugs in the system and they’re polymer from Jana Lehmann. You can watch these beetle brooches escaping from their cute little boxes.

Lehmann on PCDaily

Jana’s work is consistently the most graphic and the tidiest I’ve encountered. There’s considerable sanding involved and lots of attention to detail.

Her polymer-covered pens always appeal to me with their shapely Skinner-blended bodies and their whimsical tops. Just for fun, I’m offering five of the wooden pen bases that Jana uses as a giveaway today. I ordered a bunch from the German supplier (Bettina Welker delivered them) and they’re fun to try.

Make a comment and you’re automatically entered. I’ll announce a winner tomorrow.

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  • reply connie w ,

    great bugs! and i love the giveaway!

    • reply Becky Sue ,

      Love the bugs. You are the best and making creatures that are not scary.

      • reply CCaroline ,

        I absolutely adore them, I’ve always loved ladybugs and these are there wonderfully flamboyant cousins!

        • reply Tori ,

          Love, love, LOVE your work!

          • reply darlene ,

            i must have missed it but where do you buy these ladybugs? i love your giveaway, too! …. darlene

            • reply blue-skyz ,

              Wonderful! As is everything Jana makes.

              • reply janet connor ,

                love the bugs, but love that pen shape more!! wish we could get them in the States!

                • reply Gwen ,

                  Not a big fan of bugs, but these are cute and colorful. Don’t really look “buggy”. Love the pens. Thanks for the giveaway.

                  • reply Janet Bouey ,

                    Love these. Love how the colours are put together.

                    • reply fran williams ,

                      Creative and adorable!

                      • reply cody ,

                        Jana, I always love your work. It’s so recognizable and really appeals to my design preferences.

                        • reply Vickie ,

                          Awesome, I have to grand nieces that are going to love these! Not like anything else I have seen, unique and beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

                          • reply laura ,

                            Very cute!

                            • reply Violet Clay ,

                              Actual bugs tend to squick me out, but these polymer versions are charming!

                              • reply Susan M. Jensen ,

                                I maintained several insect collections when I was a kid. Beetles were my favorites. Seeing these, I could be inspired to mount a few polymer bugs into a cigar box for old times sake. As to the pen giveaway, thanks for your generosity.

                                • reply Tina Wade ,

                                  Jan those little bugger are so cute!

                                  • reply Priscilla ,

                                    Hi, Cynthia, from a fellow Ohioan. Never miss your posts unless I have no access to a computer. Thanks for keeping us abreast of what’s going on around the world of polymer and of Samunnat.

                                    • reply Charity Lund ,

                                      These are so cute! Love them. 😀

                                      • reply Daphne Seaman ,

                                        Jana’s craftsmanship is impressive and so is your generosity!

                                        • reply Kathy Anderson ,

                                          Lovely, Jana. I lived in beautiful Stuttgart as a child and only remember the ladybug!

                                          • reply Denise Miller ,

                                            Love those pens! Pick me please!!

                                            • reply Erin Brunner ,

                                              lol, no begging please…pick me though!!! 🙂

                                            • reply Bonnie Cheuvront ,

                                              Nice! Clean, tight work makes such a difference.

                                              • reply Jann ,

                                                i’ve rarely seen cuter critters. the detail on each on is mind boggling to me. i’ve collected pens for years but don’t have anything as unique as yours in my collection.

                                                • reply Sharon Walsh ,

                                                  OMG so cute….love the boxes also.

                                                  • reply Linda ,

                                                    Cool pens! The bugs are so cute, too.

                                                    • reply Corine ,

                                                      Nice balance between representation and imagination

                                                      • reply Pam M ,

                                                        Love the bugs, color combinations are very pleasing!

                                                        • reply Sabine Spiesser ,

                                                          Adorable bugs!! I’m a great fan of Jana’s style and work. hope she gives us lots more graphic inspiration in years to come.

                                                          • reply Donna ,

                                                            cutest little star trek bugs!

                                                            • reply Victoria Liakh ,

                                                              Great bugs. I love that colors are very tastefully put together as we’ll as textures. Pens are my favorite though because they look so modern.

                                                              • reply Victoria Liakh ,

                                                                Great bugs. I love that colors are very tastefully put together as we’ll as textures. Pens are my favorite though as they look very modern.

                                                                • reply Anne ,

                                                                  I love :)) These are so cute

                                                                  • reply Jana ,

                                                                    Thank you, Cynthia! Last year I was short of time to create my own polymer things and quite a few people were wondering if I still work with polymer clay. I’m still in, I just made a book (it will be released in july but it’s only in german). The bugs were the first things I made after that and I’m so happy you featured them here, you can’t imagine. And thank you for all the nice comments. It’s like a warm Welcome back, it gives me motivation to keep working on new ideas.

                                                                    • reply Kimi ,

                                                                      I’ve done pens before, but never on wood ones. It would be great to try. And I LOVE the bugs!

                                                                      • reply Shelley Beran ,

                                                                        I am impressed with the perfection of the ergonomics and the impeccable work, and the colors are pleasantly playful!

                                                                        • reply Sandra D. ,

                                                                          Love it love it there are beautiful animals the colors and work are fantastic.

                                                                          • reply Simona ,

                                                                            If they’d be candy I’d eat them in a sec 🙂 I’m making butterflies but I can try some pens 🙂 Thank you.

                                                                            • reply Pamela Jensen ,

                                                                              Such cute little bugs! And who doesn’t love pens? Thanks Cynthia for keeping Polymer Clay Daily going. I look forward to seeing your featured artists and their amazing work!

                                                                              • reply Laura Lang ,

                                                                                I, too love Jana’s work!

                                                                                • reply MOMENToCOMPLEMENTo ,

                                                                                  wow!!! fantastic^^
                                                                                  i love Jana´s works…

                                                                                  • reply Erin Brunner ,

                                                                                    OMG! These are beetle’s at there best. I love these. You are so creative. great work!!

                                                                                    • reply Erin Brunner ,

                                                                                      oops I mean their best! More coffee coming up :b

                                                                                      • reply Karen Davila ,

                                                                                        These are so adorable !

                                                                                        • reply Carolyn ,

                                                                                          Love the colors you use and the way they flow into each other without looking muddy.

                                                                                          • reply Julie ,

                                                                                            These adorable!

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                                                                                              • reply Jonathan ,

                                                                                                Cool Stuff! Very good work, I also like the pens very much! Thanks for sharing.

                                                                                                • reply Dana Truitt ,

                                                                                                  They are so adorable, I could make a pendant outta one , the 2 more for matching earrings and 5 or 6 to connect to make a bracelet. Add some swarovski crystals, bicones, n pearls to me a gorgeous set with mtching hair pins, like two.
                                                                                                  Dana
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                                                                                                  • reply shelley srygley ,

                                                                                                    great bugs! I hope my students can do these.

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