Steampunk art (and source for cutters) are properly attributed to Svetlana Likhova on PolymerClayDaily

This is turning into Mystery Week! Thanks to you eagle eye readers, we can properly identify Tuesday’s Zippo lighter creator as Moscow’s Svetlana (JeweleryClaire) Likhova. Svetlana also created this iPhone case and any number of steampunk items.

The bonus to my mistakes is that we learned that Svetlana sells the cutters that make the tiny gauges, gears, and parts that appear in her work!

You also correctly named Monday’s creator of wall art bowls as Valérie Ronvel-Blaya aka Veesuel on FB. Thank you all for the assists.

Roosting after 100 days

Pamela Carmen's birds come home to roost after 100 days on PolymerClayDaily

Florida’s Pamela Carmen winds down her 100 Day project with a few more birds. Can you imagine the menagerie she’s accumulated in 100 days?

The neutral palette is a change for Pamela. Tropical colors are more to her liking and she applies slices over most any form she can find.

You’ll find her transforming vessels and found forms on Flickr and Instagram. She changes her style according to what the shape calls for. If you’ve been thinking about covering items, her work will educate you.

Steampunk Zippo


Galka Vasina transforms a lighter to a steampunk treasure on PolymerClayDaily.com

What did you do with that old Zippo lighter?  This steampunk version from Moscow’s Galka Vasina will have you rummaging through drawers to find it.

Even though the auto-translation is rough, you can see how she wraps the lighter in a gold polymer casing and adds small gears and gauges which she textures and washes with dark paint.

All you need is a lighter and lots of imagination. Here is it on Instagram.

Beyond the bowl


PolyStudio stumps us with bowl wall art for a Monday Mystery on PolymerClayDaily

This wall art from PolyStudio.shop takes ring bowls to a different level. This could simply be a pile of polymer bowls that have been made more exciting with Swellegant! dyes and metal coatings. But wouldn’t this assemblage of bowls look great on the wall? I’m calling it wall art. Sometimes I have to improvise. 

It’s not often that I can’t dig around a site to identify the artist of a piece but PolyShop.shop has me stumped. Will one of our French friends help? I prowled through the shopInstagram, and Facebook to no avail. PCD will call this our Monday Mystery and wait for your clues.

Thanks for the assistance! It is wall art and it’s from Valerie (Veesuel on FB).

Birds on a wire

Darya Tarasenko sculpts birds on a wire on PolymerClayDaily

Ukraine’s Darya Tarasenko (SoFoxyClay) delights us with her sculpted polymer birds on a wire. What a great gift for a birder. And perfect for a summer Friday.

You can get to know Darya best on Pinterest. Then keep going on Facebook, Instagram, and Etsy.

If you feel close to cracking the polymer code and want more info, join us over at StudioMojo where we offer more clues to what’s happening in our world in a Saturday morning newsletter. 

 

Festive bicones

Shulamit Raanan finishes the holiday fireworks on PolymerClayDaily

Israel’s Shulamit Raanan adds the grand finale to our polymer fireworks display. A mid-week holiday makes it hard to know when to stop.

She swirls red and white beads into bicone beads then adds a blue star accent. Simple and effective. Read Shulamit’s story in her Etsy profile, Facebook, and Instagram.

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