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.

  • reply Cheryl (Grandma Coco) ,

    I love the variety of links you post each day. Thank you for all the inspiration.

    • reply Deb Norling ,

      These are so adorable….could make me change my mind about bugs.

      • reply Deb Sims ,

        There is no end to what can be done with polymer!

        • reply Flora ,

          So sweet !!! Please if it’s not too late can you add me to the drawing?

          • reply Victoria James ,

            Her perfection, and whimsy is a joy to look at!

            • reply Carrie Harvey ,


              • reply Alabala bijoux ,

                Beautiful work! They are original and funny!

                • reply Carla R ,

                  Those are the sweetest crawlies I have seen in a long time! The colors are wonderful and the finishing is perfect. Does anyone know what was used for the antenna?

                  • reply sandy ,

                    AWWWWWWW these are so colorful and fun! I would have to say they are as cute as a bug!

                    • reply Waikaro belle ,

                      Win or not. I’m glad you gave the link. I’ve been looking for pen bases for yonks. So thanks!

                      • reply kay ,

                        These intriguing bugs are at once a reminder of the graphics/colors of the 1960s and something futuristic! Just my style!

                        • reply Sharon ,

                          Nice bright colors on a dreary day. Love the detail.
                          Thanks for sharing them with us!

                          • reply mava ,

                            Nice colors and such a fine design. So simple and yet you can see these are bugs… Real eyecatchers.
                            Nice we can try these stylish pens. I’m looking forward.

                            • reply Linda ,

                              These are the only little critters I wouldn’t mind having in my house. Attention to detail is evident with the quality of her creations. I LOVE the boxes. It takes them to another level. Very creative.

                              • reply Janet Johnson ,

                                Great shape on the pens – I’d love to give them a try!

                                • reply Natalja Ivankova ,


                                  • reply Susan Kennedy ,

                                    Love the whimsy! I can see how this would appeal to all ages.
                                    Can’t wait to try this.

                                    • reply erica ,

                                      I think they would look great on my sweater. Love them!

                                      • reply Tina Goodrich ,

                                        Love, love, love her work!

                                        • reply Aims ,

                                          Thanks for all the wonderful items you bring to our attention daily. I’ve learned so much from your newsletters and the links you provide. The inspiration alone is worth every minute I sit here gawking at what you are showing for the day.

                                          Much appreciated!

                                          • reply Selma ,

                                            Absolutely wonderful colors and so clean creations. I love her perfectionism! <3 <3 <3 <3

                                            • reply Shirley Rufener ,

                                              I’ve loved her pens since I first saw them also. These are adorable too! I think she must have a little sanding fairly tucked away in her pocket. 🙂

                                              • reply Kate Clawson ,

                                                Love the bugs! They remind me of that movie from the 80’s , ‘Batteries not included’, and those pens she makes will make writing a pleasure.

                                                • reply Kathryn ,

                                                  Absolutely wonderful! So whimsical!

                                                  • reply valda belyeu ,

                                                    She makes bug so cute. I really love the different ways she adds texture on the bodies and how the legs with their dots and rings are all different.

                                                    • reply Carolyn ,

                                                      I really want to touch them, when get get that from a photo you know they are something very special!

                                                      • reply Patricia ,

                                                        Cool Bugs! And the pens are pretty too…

                                                        • reply Karolina ,


                                                          • reply judy hayes ,

                                                            These are so cute I am judt learning clay and love it I guess 65 isnt to old to learn

                                                            • reply Julie ,

                                                              These are adorable little bugs.

                                                              • reply Sandra ,

                                                                Me, me! LOL. These are just the cutest ever. Love them.

                                                                • reply Peggy Ward ,

                                                                  These are awesome bugs! The only kind I like though.

                                                                  • reply Terry Doherty ,

                                                                    I can just hear them skittering about. So Cute!

                                                                    • reply Carole M ,

                                                                      Now these bugs I would not mind to find in my house !! So many varieties even Darwin could not keep up with them!

                                                                      • reply Jean Van Brederode ,

                                                                        Love these buggies!

                                                                        • reply Genesis ,

                                                                          Preeetty prettty please! I’ve been “lurking” on here for years, as well as checking out all the artists that have been profiled. This year I am finally going to do something with my polymer supplies for real! This would be a great way to start.
                                                                          And while I am commenting, I want to say THANK YOU for this site. I have learned so much, and have been so inspired.

                                                                          • reply Deb R ,

                                                                            What fabulous use of color and design! The most whimsical bugs I’ve ever seen. Apparently Jana’s talent is far reaching. Looks like the bug boxes are custom made using a die cutter. The window effect is brilliant. Tks for scouring the globe to keep us inspired and awed.

                                                                            • reply Lucy Terpenny ,

                                                                              These little bugs are adorable! I just want to pick up one and cup it in my handsto keep it safe so I can show it to someone. I wouldn’t mind these scurrying around the house.
                                                                              Thanks for letting us see your work!

                                                                              • reply Anne ,

                                                                                So sweet. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

                                                                                • reply Sue Duffy ,

                                                                                  Super cute! I love her color sense!

                                                                                  • reply Debra Vallett ,

                                                                                    Amazing bugs would be great on a scarf
                                                                                    thank -you for sharing the polymer world, as it makes it seem that the world is a tad smaller. I Love your contest prize: a new way (for me) to use polymer.

                                                                                    • reply Jeanne Kroeger ,

                                                                                      Absolutely toooo cute! I love (these) bugs!

                                                                                      Thanks for all of your hard work and continued inspiration.

                                                                                      • reply Naomi ,

                                                                                        Love lots of color and …thanks for sharing with us!

                                                                                        • reply Patricia C. France ,

                                                                                          I don’t know how you do it!! Every day with a new inspiration. The bugs are wonderful!! Now I need to go and look at her pens.
                                                                                          Thanks for the giveaway.

                                                                                          • reply Marie ,

                                                                                            Wow how cool are these! Put me in the drawing please!

                                                                                            • reply Beth Wegener ,

                                                                                              Fun, fun FUN!

                                                                                              • reply JL ,

                                                                                                Precious, the boxes were also. Would like to find out who the boxes were made, great idea!

                                                                                                • reply Trish ,

                                                                                                  I love the bright colors of her work. I also love your daily posts! Thanks for sharing your finds!

                                                                                                  • reply Wyoming Wendy ,

                                                                                                    Who would think that these cute little bugs would have so many polymer addicts crawling out of the woodwork!

                                                                                                    • reply rose ,

                                                                                                      Love the bugs!!

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