Flower cane Mosaic

Flower canes

I’m so in the mood for Spring but here in Wisconsin we have another month and a half to 2 months before I can even think about going out and playing in the garden.  These flower canes will have to tide me over.

Now there are several awesome flower cane artists on Flicker.  I could have easily done a whole mosaic for each one but I chose to limit their appearances and find others who also made gorgeous flower canes.

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1. New Polymer Clay Flower Canes, 2. 1 032, 3. Black and White with translucent background, 4. new flower cane, 5. Turquoise flower cane, 6. Aug flower canes, 7. Turquoise & Brown Flower Cane, 8. Translucent and white flower cane, 9. violet flower, 10. Spring Blends To Blooms, 11. Tulip cane, 12. after reducing, 13. New Millefiori Canes, 14. matriochka fleur rouge 1 et 2, 15. Spring, 16. rose cane, 17. Blue and green flower cane, 18. blue flower, 19. pansies, 20. cane476, 21. Polymer Clay Canes, 22. S-121k, 23. Barb’s Garden Cane, 24. Cane Making, 25. c-004, 26. Polymer Clay Flower Canes (raw), 27. Group Photo of Polymer Clay Flower Canes, 28. green flower, 29. flower canes, 30. 1 137, 31. Tulips, 32. pink&violet canes, 33. cane513, 34. Polymer Clay Millefiori Sunflower Cane, 35. Leah, 36. cane423

Published in: on April 5, 2009 at 1:15 pm  Leave a Comment  

Mokume Mosaic

Oodles of mokume gane to be found, both the translucent and metal leaf variety and the solid color (often mica shifty) variety.

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1. Pingente Mokume Gane oval, 2. Moody Blues, 3. Close-up of mini-mokume gane set, 4. Handmade Polymer Clay Mokume Gane Round Bead Set of 15 – Blue Chocolate, 5. Versicolor Heart, 6. Mokume Gane Pendant, 7. black donut pendant 1, 8. Lime Sparkle, 9. Byzantine necklace, 10. Mystic Broccoli Box, 11. Mokume Gane Pillows, 12. Close up antique Jade, 13. Mokume Gane Pendant Mermaid´s Dream, 14. mokume gane switchplate lightswitch cover, 15. mokume gane brooch, 16. mokume gane pendants, 17. MokumeGaneCabs, 18. Mokume Gane Style Polymer Clay Beads, 19. mg-cuff-bmy2, 20. Mokume Gane Pendant, 21. Mokume Gane Technique, 22. UrbanViolet necklace, 23. Light on Water, 24. Sunset, 25. Mokume gane green earrings, 26. magnet 016 glass mg, 27. mirror 11 pocket MG, 28. Mokume heart side 2, 29. Tile Bracelet, 30. mokume gane close, 31. amethyst mokume gane ornament – view 2, 32. What I did this week, 33. mokume earrings, 34. Mokume Gane Polymer Clay Bead, 35. red treasure pendant 1, 36. Sun Harvest Earrings

Published in: on March 31, 2009 at 9:45 am  Leave a Comment  

Green and Yellow

Green and Yellow

This was tough because I don’t really like these colors.

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1. Splendor Green, Polymer Clay and Resin Pendant, 2. Butterfly Spirit – green w/glitter (side), 3. Lime Dots – Feb 2008, 4. At the Garden Gate, 5. Jades Leaves IV, 6. Studio Wednesday Side 1, 7. Yellow flower cane, 8. Black and yellow pendant, 9. Blowing In the Wind Side 1, 10. Black & Yellow, 11. CASS BL 343-08, 12. Sunshine and rust

Published in: on March 27, 2009 at 6:31 pm  Leave a Comment  

Orange is not evil

Items showing that a splash of orange can really make a piece pop. I focused on items where orange wasn’t the main color but added interest. I had to break one of my own rules to do it. That last one is mine and I normally don’t include my own work.

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1. Harvest Moon Set, 2. Blue and Orange Kaleidoscope 1, 3. Tangerine sparkles, new photo, 4. Tribal Orange, 5. 19 – Jewel Leaf Series, 6. Layered

Published in: on March 24, 2009 at 4:42 pm  Comments (1)  

Mica Shift mosaic

Mica Shift

Here I was looking for a clear pattern with definite illusion of depth. Seems silver is a favorite to use for this technique followed closely by gold. I’m quite impressed with the red ones as it’s so difficult to get red to shift well.

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1. Polymer Clay Mica Shift Pillow Bead Bracelet, 2. “Silver Honey” MadeItMyself.com/user/ArtisticAprilee.aspx, 3. micashiftpendants, 4. micashift rose, 5. Blissful Heart , 6. etoiles_cuivre, 7. Autumn Leaves Pendant, 8. Antique Gold Filigree Mokume Gane Pendant 1, 9. Hearts of Gold, 10. Mica shift inro, 11. Bangle, 12. Léonie

Published in: on March 22, 2009 at 10:03 am  Comments (4)  

Steampunk mosaic

Not a lot out there yet but some of it’s pretty darn cool.

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1. jewelry0109 082, 2. boite steampunk, 3. Steampunk Dragon, 4. dragonfly done, 5. Dwellers of the Mechanical Garden: Red, 6. usb_steampunk, 7. Steampunk Polymer Dragon, 8. my little steam punk sea horse, 9. steampunk fish a la Christi Friesen, 10. Copper Mech Dragon, 11. Steampunk Treasure Box, 12. Heart of a Mechanic Doll – Steampunk-Style Pendant, Polymer Clay and Resin

Published in: on March 18, 2009 at 5:50 pm  Comments (1)  

Blue

Blue was easier.

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1. Skybluepink, 2. Moody Blues, 3. Full size blue flower mask, 4. Summer Blues, 5. IMGP1937, 6. Blue Posie, 7. shades of Blue Flowers, 8. DSC_0042, 9. Blue Pendants, 10. Dream Dancer, 11. Polymer Clay Raindrops Bracelet, 12. ghost image pendant, 13. Polymer Clay Blue Mushroom Bracelet, 14. New blue rose cane, 15. Full size black and blue mask, 16. Ocean 48 inch – detail, 17. Purple and Blue Shibori Fringe Necklace, 18. Azure Lizard Tails, 19. Plasma pendant Blue, 20. Recursive molded bead

Published in: on March 17, 2009 at 10:18 am  Leave a Comment  

Red

I’m quite possibly obsessed with making these pic mosaics. It’s fun looking through everyone’s pics.

It’s much more difficult than I thought to find a lot of red polymer clay that appeals to me. Much of it is too orange or not enough red or just not striking enough.

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1. swirly heart mica shift, 2. Rafael’s Valentine – Side 1, 3. Shibori Collar, 4. Bracelet rouge et noir, 5. necklace, 6. More earrings, 7. CopperLeaf, 8. Pastel yellow and deep red necklace, 9. Red Planet

Published in: on March 12, 2009 at 12:43 pm  Leave a Comment