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.

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.

Polymer flies high

NadTal's steampunk lady wins the prize on PolymerClayDaily.com

San Diego’s Nadia (NadVal) created her own version of Belted Kingfishers for the art competition at the San Diego County Fair. Her polymer kingfisher flies with a steampunk flock.

The real species is one of only a few  whose females have plumage brighter than males. Despite the warlike appearance, this one is female.

And she’s a prize winner. The framed bird took the top prize in the show.

Read more about the bird on Nadia’s site, Flickr and Facebook.

Class in a box

Humpert on PCDaily

Inks, textures, metals – Anke Humpert’s Steampunk beads pull you in for a closer look. The cutouts and peek-a-boo details on the layered lentil shapes tell you how much thought and care Anke took as she built these muted beauties. She shows them assembled into a necklace on Flickr and Facebook.

These beads were part of the Steampunk Transformers jewellery set, a brooch, pendant, bracelet and beads that string together on a chain and come with their own matching storage container.  It’s a class in a box that Anke devised for the Florida Fandango.

Join us on StudioMojo tomorrow for demos of tips and irresistible tools shared in Virginia. 

Steampunk angel

This polymer steampunk angel represents a departure for Rome’s Marina Lombardi who excels at romantic, lyrical jewelry. She’s a whiz at mixing polymer with filigree.

In this stylized angel she’s mixed watch parts and metal gears, metallic powders and stamped impressions on outstretched wings. Marina’s creative engines roared through this holiday season and this mechanized angel marks the end of her work until February.

Mojo Freebies/Holiday Giveaway

My recent trip to teach in Nepal has reminded me how important it is to be gracious and generous. In honor of the my generous hosts, I’m offering a complimentary one-year subscription to StudioMojo to 5 lucky people.

Post a comment on one of the freebies I’ve posted at StudioMojo.org and you’ll be automatically entered in the drawing (so be sure you’ve typed your email address correctly). Check your email on December 24 to see if you won the drawing.

Get Rid of Snarkies

If something has taken a bite out of your New Year’s resolve and you’re feeling snarky this Monday, allow yourself a few minutes to read Christi Friesen’s latest enewletter.

Pick up a free inspirational poster or read through a tutorial. There are lots of toys and distractions on her site. She knows how to throw a polymer party that will pick up your spirits in no time.

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