Your Daily Muse News is proud to present our first edition of Interview Monday. Today's interview is with Alice Stroppel, she is well know for her unique profile polymer clay art.
This gorgeous ring credit it's wearer with a smile on his face, due to it's movement and look and comes in variety colors of Swarovski crystals. Just plain Fun !
Artist wrote : What a fun ring! A banana leaf with a ladybug!
It is made of pure silver (.999), hand crafted by me using Precious Metal Clay. Textured and formed into a banana leaf. The texture continues all the way around the ring, with the tip of the leaf overlapping in the front.
Artist wrote: This dreamy handmade pair of Peruvian thread earrings would go perfectly with your autumn wardrobe. Casual or dressy, these thread earrings will create instant glamorous look! The fine thread used are shimmery and really thin. These peruvian thread earrings are big yet delicate. The frames were built using coated copper wire. They're so low maintenance since the wire wouldn't tarnish. I love how warm and sparky these earrings are.
Artist wrote : Steampunk Vintage Watch Movement Ring with Swarovski Crystal.
Unique, wonderful piece of jewelry. Hand crafted with a vintage watch movement which contains complete gearing. The ring is a oak leaf ring which measures 13x7mm and oak leaf details on the sides. The ring is fully adjustable.
Artist wrote : Funky handmade earrings made from recycled circuit boards that I've first cut down into squares measuring 1" in diameter. One side is all 'silver' and the front side is a beautiful golden amber color with ornate circuitry.
Vintage 1950's ornately etched copper beads , vintage white brass and silver plated pewter make up the beaded dangles which measure approximately 1 1/4" so that the total length of these funky earrings is approximately 2 1/2"
These earrings are very light in weight as they're made from circuit boards which are inner layers of epoxy resin fiberglass.
Artist wrote : Delilah is feisty and fun through and through! She's a wonderful blond with black accents. Delilah is wearing her best red lead crystal Christmas collar for the upcoming holiday season. Will some lucky gal find her in her stocking this Christmas?
I lovingly design and make my lampwork beads with soft Italian glass rods and my trusty Mini CC torch. I only do it because it's fun. All my beads are kiln annealed.
I have been in love with this artist and her work for some time, when I came across this cuttlefish this morning and all the pretty blends of colors just makes me go ohhhhhhhhh gotta have, I gotta have !!!
Artist wrote : Inspired by the colors of the sky just after sunset this sculpted polymer clay cuttlefish necklace is soft blues and lavender pinks.
Cuttlefish are not fish at all but are cephalopods, their closest relatives are squid and octopus. These amazing sea creatures have eight arms and two tentacles with suckers that they use to capture their prey. Some cuttlefish are brightly colored and many can change the color and the texture of their skin as camouflage, mating display, or warning.
I never have understood the love of the pink flamingo till I came across this pendant, I really love the overlay with the beauty of the dichoric / fused glass, stunning !
Artist wrote : Dichroic fused glass pendant jewelry- pink flamingo sterling silver by A.A.E. Glass Art. Dichroic layered glass focal bead with a beautiful flamingo image permanently fused to the dichroic glass piece. This dichroic bead will compliment any jewelry design or can be worn alone as a focal bead.
Artist wrote : Bold and Beautiful Polymer Clay Mirror Image Pendant accented with Swarovski crystal rhinestones. Rich colors of purple and blue with gold and black accents.
Strung on purple satin cord tied in Chinese button knots divided by blue coil beads of blue craft wire that graduate in size. Gold plated toggle clasp.
This ring is hand crafted with pure sterling silver and designed with an raw amethyst stone, a diamond like zircon is placed in the middle of a rose with a pearl accent to complete this interesting ring.
I love the use of raw stones and this one caught my eye, stunning don't you think ?
I had a hard time just picking one item from this artist, her work is breathtaking. She writes : This pendant is handcrafted by me using gold filled wire around an ammolite gemstone and hematite bead. There is beautiful color flash in this ammolite that I tried to help show with the different angles and lighting but is really difficult to capture on camera.
I personally have started working with small beach stones and was in awe at the simple look of this necklace, I esp loved the stone up near the clasp, just perfect ! I so could see this ending up in MY jewelry box!
Artist wrote : Three little natural Lake Erie beach stones are drilled and stacked on a sterling pendant. Hung on a nice bead (ball) chain. A fourth stone dangles at the tear drop clasp.
Artist wrote : These earrings are handmade by carefully fuse welding stainless steel into an open cage-like structure. A hand cut disc of oxidized sterling silver acts as a decorative spacer, and a precision, lab grown ruby sphere is suspended between the wires.
The cage shape and the earwire are constructed as one solid piece and hang in a pendulum style from the piercing.
Me... I just love em !
This artist work stopped me in my tracks this morning, the artist wrote that the elegant bronze pendant carries the delicate image of two flowers. It is 8cm long and 3cm wide. The neoprene cord is approx 44cm long and has a parrot clip closure.
When I was out surfing today I came across this artist site and this ring is just the most charming polymer clay ring I have seen lately! I love the artist blending of colors ! She hand sculpts each flower cabochons out of polymer clay.
Anyone that has been working with polymer clay for some time knows the name Desiree McCrorey, she freely gives her insights and know how on her website http://desiredcreations.com/. She is simply one of the most giving people I know.
I was looking over her website gallery and came across her "Fractured Sunset" I was in awe! I had never seen anything so lovely, the way she blended the colors along with the 3d look was a "wow I must know how she did that" kind of moment. I emailed Desiree asking her if she would mind me posting a picture and a little background on how she did this incredible piece.
Bronzclay is a wonderful new product in the line of metal clays, capable of a wonderful range of colors. The artist created this hollow woodgrain formed pendant and just look at the gorgeous coloring !
Trees... I love them, I have a hard time not buying every item I come across that has a tree on them, to me the tree is just one of natures perfect items. So naturally this necklace caught my eye, the colors are so vibrant and the design so simple it calls to me.
Artist wrote : The images of this hand shaped pendant were designed using the Japanese metal working technique, mokume gane, adapted to polymer clay. Copper, gold, bronze, pearl, and black clay were stacked in alternating layers and pressed together. Patterns are impressed into the stacked clay and then thin layers were removed and applied to a clay background.
Personally, I loved the was she brought his necklace together using a coiled copper wire bail and polymer clay beads. Simply Stunning !
Artist wrote : Do you ever imagine what the world would look like if you took it, sphere in hand and sliced it all the way through and just looked at all the layers...Sorta like those pictures they drew in your grade school geography text book with the molten lava core and the layers of rock and soil.
I found this Crazy Lace Agate pendant to be an eye stopper, the use of oxidized silver really bring your attention to this awesome stone. I also loved her use of twisted metal and the one well placed flower to be the perfect setting for the bail, in my opinion this would be a piece well worth owing!
ChiliCrab's flower bouquet heart is bursting with salmon, red and violet on a shimmery dark blue clay base. She also uses Swarovski crystals for add sparkle. This piece is mounted on oxidized silver colored heart shape filigree. So romantic!
Liz Hall Lizard's Jewelry has been one of my favorite eye candy spots for some time, her work is so bold and colorful and she is truly a mixed media artist, this pendant combines her use of fine silver with polymer clay inlays. The clay is then carved, drilled, hand sanded and polished, her use of colors are unmatched, just simply beautiful!
CrazyDay just opened her Etsy shop in October of 09, I just adore her nettle leaf brooch/pin that she made using pressed metallic copper polymer clay with a bold patina that brings out every lovely vein and marking from the natural leaf.