The dimensional textured blossoms hover near the outer edges of the graceful shape. The blended background makes the whole arrangement look more like a painting than a pot. See more of Arieta’s unusual approach to covered shapes on Facebook.
Alisa Laryushkina’s (LiskaFlower) flowers and birds are made of delicately shaped curls of polymer in pastel colors. Her process combines aspects of paper quilling and braided soutache (traditional decorative braid or passementerie).
Alisa learned all kinds of embroidery as she grew up in Russia. She spent years creating flowers and then poured what she’d learned into her own polymer style.
The jewelry that Alisa has recently created updates the color, decoration and traditional parts of her heritage into a trendy and fashionable variation.
These two-tone post earrings are my favorite. Which of her works do you prefer? Refer to Etsy, Instagram and Pinterest to see all her styles.
Meeting the artists whose work you only knew online previously requires some adjustment. You will know Jana Lehmann of Stuttgart from photos of her meticulously crafted pens and jewelry on Flickr and Facebook.
Here’s a new necklace of hers that sold immediately at the FIMO Symposium in Germany. Jana told me about the project books she’s written for FIMO (they don’t come up on your U.S. Amazon) and her venture into teaching in the U.S.
We chatted about how she might combine the caretaking path she’s considering with the art and teaching at which she excels.
In each FIMO50 class, islands of translation spontaneously appeared as multi-lingual students bridged the gaps between artists and we got to know each other. (Leila Bidler shows lots of photos on Facebook.)