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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Hello! Welcome and thank you for visiting my Blog! A blog about Celebrating LIFE and all it's wonders... A blog about ART ~ POLYMER CLAY CREATIONS ~ PHOTOGRAPHY and so much more! I have such fun with my blog, sharing stories, and the things that capture my imagination! I am so inspired by the artists and creations that I also share here, it is my hope that you will be inspired too!!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Part 49 - The Polymer Clay Artwork of the PCETeam

Welcome to my 49th post featuring the amazing polymer clay artwork created by a few of the members of our PCETeam on Etsy!!  The diversity in creativity and style is wonderful!!  Enjoy, and be sure to check out their Etsy Shops to see more of their wonderful items.

Magenta & Green Tropical Flower Necklace
 Magenta & Green Tropical Flower Necklace
By: Midnight Blossoms
This blossom pendant is entirely made from polymer clay (Fimo). I did all the color mixing and assembled each petal on a base of polymer clay. I drilled the hole for the bail by hand and attached a silver plated bail. This necklace has a organza ribbon and multi cord necklace that is adjustable between 16-18 inches. The blossom measures appx 5cm diameter x 0.5cm width.

Three Wise Sock Monkeys See No Evil Speak No Evil Hear No Evil Polymer Clay
Three Wise Sock Monkeys 
See No Evil, Speak No Evil, Hear No Evil
By: PeeWee's ClayHouse
The idea originated from japan & the monkeys are : hear no evil (kikazaru) speak no evil (iwazaru) & see no evil (mizaru). Japanese names translate to don't hear, don't speak & don't see. Zaru is the verb for "don't" in Japanese & monkey is saru. They are both pronounced the same so some clever chap put two & two together & that is how we get the monkeys representing it. Now with these cuties you can have a whimsical way to remember it.  Each sock monkey is about 2" tall & 1.5" wide & made-to-order from Premo Scupley polymer clay using no molds.

Fairy House Teapot
Fairy House Tea Pot
By:  Happy Cake Toppers
Since we all know fairies are very adaptable and love to recycle unwanted items, what better home for a fairy than in a discarded Tea Pot?  This is a full size ceramic teapot, lovingly covered in polymer clay to create the perfect home for your favourite fairy friend. Complete with window box's brimming with flowers a magical fairy door and fully removable lilac floral lid.

Golden Freshwater Pearls,Magma colored CZ briolette, clay details in black red and Gold - la belle ferroniere
la belle ferroniere
Golden Freshwater Pearls, Magma Colored CZ Briolette,
Clay Details in Black, Red and Gold
By: Peelirohini
This one is a smouldering, sophisticated beauty !!  Red, Black and Delicious Gold !! Fiery and Strong and Stunningly Beautiful ! I have set rich black clay in a brass vintage bezel and set floral details in shades of red, yellow and accents of blue...  The clay in the floral accents are filled with gold leaf to add shimmer ! The flowers are set around sparkly vintage and current age rhinestone from swarowski !  Very attractive ! From the bottom of the bezel finding is a cluster of golden freshwater pearls and they end in a fiery red CZ briolette !

Miniature tropical fairy village in deep red and brown handmade from polymer clay 
Miniature Tropical Fairy Village
By: Fizzy Claret
A tiny little fairy village of 3 mini fairy flower houses handmade from polymer clay and decorated with acrylic paint in lovely deep red and brown colours. The smallest house is 1 & 5/8ths inches (4.1cm) tall and the tallest is 1 & 7/8ths inches (4.7cm) tall.  The village is very pretty and will look beautiful on a shelf, as part of a terrarium, amongst potted plants, as part of a dollshouse fairy scene, as a cake topper...etc. Wherever you decide to display them they will give a unique and beautiful display.

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Thank you for visiting, please stop by again for post number fifty in my series, featuring more of our PCETeam members!!  Wishing you a Happy Day!!  

Saturday, April 28, 2012

My Little Cowgirl Birthday Cake Topper

A sweet little cowgirl holding her lasso that is shaped like the number one for her First Birthday!  This Cowgirl was a custom order for a customer who requested the lasso be shaped like a ONE.  

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  Here's what my customer said in her feedback for me, after she received the topper"Trina worked with me on making a cowgirl and little pony cake topper for my daughters first birthday and all I can say is it is PERFECT!! She was so open to any of my ideas and creative. It turned out better than I had imagined it would! She has created something for my daughter that she'll always cherish. Not to mention how quickly she had it done and to me safe and sound. I will definitely be ordering more from her in the future!!"  I thank my customer for her awesome feedback, and am so happy that she loves her little Cowgirl and Horse!!  Kind words like the ones she left for me are what make my artwork even that much more worthwhile!!!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  Such a happy look on her face, the sweet little cowgirl is wearing a pink shirt with white buttons and blue jeans that are rolled up into cuffs.  Her darling pink and brown chaps have fringe on each side and she wears a belt buckle that is shaped like heart.  There is a pink and brown rope band on her yellow cowboy hat and a little heart adorns one side.  Both hearts were stamped with a swirly design, and her little brown cowboy boots are also stamped with a design.  She sits approximately 3" high, 3" wide and 2 1/2" long.

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  The Cowgirl is listed in my Etsy Shop; Trina's Clay Creations ~ (You can see it by Clicking HERE)  as an example of a Cake Topper that I can customize just for you!  And, of course, no two toppers are ever the same!  Each is lovingly handmade by me, they are made to be one of a kind toppers and keepsakes to be enjoyed for years to come.  :)

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  In the photograph below, the little cowgirl is sitting next to my little 'splayed' out horse.  The horse is sold separately in my Etsy Shop, you can see the Horse by Clicking HERE.  The Cowgirl (or a Cowboy) and the Horse can be purchased as a set at a discounted price.  Please contact me if you'd like a little cowgirl or cowboy with a little splayed out horse. 
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Thank You so much for visiting today!  Wishing you a great day!  ~Trina

Friday, April 27, 2012

Etsy Finds Friday - Napkitten

It's **Etsy Finds Friday**
Today I am featuring the 
Cutest Coin Purses
Created by: 

In the Artist's Own Words:
When I was 5 years old, I started to make crafts and loved it so much. In my whole family, I had only one fan, my grandma. At that time, I could only make some simple origami, such as bird, boat, pants… Every time when I finished, I would show them to my granny. No matter how ugly they were, my granny always said: ”Wow, how beautiful!!! My granddaughter is the smartest girl.” There was no internet, no blog, no crafts forum then, so my granny was my only audience. Her smile was my only encouragement. Little by little, I started to learn sewing, crocheting and knitting. I was so glad I could spend boring and hot summer holiday in crafting. At my 12, I became able to crochet hat and sock. At my 14, I became able to sew pants. Afterwards, I had less and less spare time to make crafts. I had to spend all my time and energy in schools and universities to get degrees. Moreover, life is not always happy and beautiful, sometimes full of stress, sometimes full of tears, sometimes full of pains. Ten years ago, my dear granny left me forever. I cannot stop missing her even now. How sad... Now everything has been settled down. The happiest thing in my life is that I have such a nice husband to support, understand, and love me. So I regain my peaceful life to wakeup my faraway and happiest memory from my deepest heart. I start to make crafts again. Everyday, I enjoy the designing and creating. It seems I returned to my sunny childhood and I saw my granny’s encouraging smile again.

Wool Coin Purse Coin Pouch Change bag with Metal Frame Oragne Bird Handmade
Wool Coin Purse with Metal Frame
The wool coin purse/coin pouch is made of very soft wool. It was totally handmade with 100% wool.The image on the purse is not flat. That was made with needle felt technique to make the bird in 3D style. It's a very time-consuming. The metal frame was sewn onto the purse with needle and cotton thread.I attached a picture of the purse with my hand to show the proportion, about 4" long and wide as the zippered one.The shape is so comfortable to be held in hand. The round body can be put enough coins.....It shows a little bird standing on a branch.  

Wool Coin Purse, Coin Pouch, Change Purse, Felted Wool Zippered Bag, Umbrella, Rain, Handmade
Wool Zippered Coin Pouch
The wool coin purse/coin pouch is made of very soft wool. The coin purse/coin pouch was totally handmade with 100% wool.The image on the purse is not flat. That was made with needle felt technique to make the bird in 3D style. It's a very time-consuming. The metal frame was sewn onto the purse with needle and cotton thread.  I attached a picture of the purse with my hand to show the proportion, about 4" long and wide as the zippered one. The shape is so comfortable to be held in hand. The round body can be put enough coins.....It shows a little umbrella in the rain.
Coin purse, frame coin purse, change purse, frame coin purse, metal frame coin purse, handmade,cow
 Metal Framed Coin Purse
 The frame coin purse/change purse is very very cute and perfect for coins, keys and other small stuff. The frame coin purse/coin pouch was totally handmade with high quality cotton fabrics and metal frame. The frame coin purse/change pouch was fully lined and padded to keep its shape.  Size of the coin purse/change pouch: 4"W X 3"H X 3"D ~ Hand stitched by Napkitten
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  Click HERE to visit Napkitten and see more of these adorable coin purses!  Napkitten has another Etsy Shop too:  Napkitten Pattern ~ where you can find sewing patterns for bags and home decorations... Click HERE to visit!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Thank you for stopping by for my Etsy Finds Friday post!!  Please stay tuned for next Friday's Find... It could be YOU! :)   Happy Friday!!   

Thursday, April 26, 2012

His and Her Cowboy Boot Wedding Cake Topper

Introducing my newest custom made wedding cake topper; His and Her Cowboy Boots!!  Perfect for a Western / Cowboy style wedding, these adorable cowboy boots stand approximately 2 1/2" tall and are on a 3" round base.  

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  A small extension at the front of the base was added for a plaque containing the "ranch" name and wedding date.  The plaque's frame was created to look like wood, to give it a rustic feel, and two little horseshoes adorn one corner. 
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  'Her' Boot was made to resemble the boots that my customer will be wearing at her wedding.  At the bride's request, a big sunflower and hot pink Gerber daisy decorate one side of the boot.  'His' Boot was made to resemble the groom's favorite pair of boots, created in two tone brown colors.  The base was made to look like sand and the entire piece was antiqued to bring out the details and add to the overall rustic look.  

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  This topper will be listed soon in my Etsy Shop: Trina's Clay Creations ~ as an example of a Wedding Cake Topper I can create for you!  And, of course, no two toppers are ever the same!  Each is lovingly handmade by me, they are made to be one of a kind toppers and special keepsakes to be enjoyed for years to come.  :)

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Thank You for visiting today!  I hope you will 'stay tuned' for more of my wedding cake toppers, coming soon!  Wishing you a great day!  ~Trina

Friday, April 20, 2012

Etsy Finds Friday - Friendly Toys

It's **Etsy Finds Friday**
Today I am featuring the 
Darling Wooden Toys
Created by: 
Sigita & Donatas of
Friendly Toys
In the Artist's Own Words:
Our story about making toys is very short yet. We have a child, daughter. So, as all parents do, we carefully select toys, and all other daughters environment. It is important not only ecology and safeness to us, but also what message toy gives to a child, what emotions it evokes. While Looking for wooden toys for our child in the market, we missed beauty and cosiness. It seemed, that being beautiful doesn't go with being natural and safe for a wooden toys. Finally, step by step we started making wooden toys by our selves. We are trying to give them all qualities, that we missed in the past. "Friendly toys" created to be safe friend to a child, to develop his emotional world. We really hope that we succeed and fulfilled our targets. All materials used in the creation of the toys are suitable for children, safe and biodegradable. The materials used: wood, non-toxic water-based “Old Fashioned Milk Paint” made in USA, raw linseed oil. “Friendly toys” are not only for children. Having settled on a shelf, windowsill or elsewhere, they will definitely provide coziness to your home.

Wooden Stacking Toy Puzzle: Grandma, Grandpa and Grandson eco friendly kids toy
Wooden Stacking Toy Puzzle 
Grandma, Grandpa and Grandson
Stacking Family Puzzle is very fun! Perfect for practicing fine motor skills, this toy exercises the imagination as you and your child combine the blocks and create different familys outfit combinatios. Grandpa, grandma and grandson has different mimes on each side of face blocks, therefore every member is able to change his mood and show the reaction to his new outfit. The pieces can be arranged in any order on the pegs to build new creations.

Rocking Horse wooden kids toy eco friendly toy
   Rocking Horse
Wooden Kids Toy
An environmentally friendly toy. The Rocking horse.  Dimensions: length 32 4/5 " (82 cm), higth 20 " (50 cm), higth of seat 12 4/5 " (32 cm)width 12 " (30 cm)
Personalized Wooden Dog, eco-friendly natural pull along toy a Red Dog
Personalized Wooden Dog Pull Toy
An eco friendly wooden pull toy with a linen rope. Ears can move and rotate around an axis. When towed, the dog swings with its front wheels up and down. Dimensions: height 4 2/5” (11 cm), 12 2/5” length (31 cm).

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  Click HERE to visit Friendly Toys and see more of Sigita & Donatas's fun toys!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Thank you for stopping by for my Etsy Finds Friday post!!  Please stay tuned for next Friday's Find... It could be YOU! :)   Happy Friday!!   

Friday, April 13, 2012

Etsy Finds Friday - Feythcrafts

It's **Etsy Finds Friday**
Today I am featuring the 
Wonderful Fantasy
Artwork Created by: 
Traci Howard of
Unique and wonderfully created, I have admired Traci Howard's work since first seeing it. I am happy to feature her here today.  Enjoy!
In the Artist's Own Words:
I like to make anything from pretty much everything.  Although I mainly make fantasy creatures, there are always other projects on the side.  I have been fortunate enough to live and travel off my craft my entire adult life...  Two years ago I gave birth to twin boys (my best creations yet!).  I have just found a wee bit of time for myself and am getting my creative ball rolling once again...  

Handmade OOAK faerie elvin character Steampunk Pete
 Steampunk Pete
Steampunk Pete is has been roaming festivals for years and is a real character, full of wild and wonderful tales...  His head is made from polymer clay and the rest of him is made from epoxy and all sorts of bits and bobs make up the rest of him.  He is made with much love, care and attention to detail.  The chest he is sitting on does open, a great place to keep those wee treasures :)
Dragon on a rock
 Dragon on a Rock
A very sweet and tame dragon lounging on a rock,which i found on a beach in Wales.A beautiful gift which would look great in a potted plant, terrarium or magical garden. 
Frog  bookmark
Frog Bookmark
A cute little frog keeps your page.  A small clay disc sits at the top of a strip of leather.. 
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  Click HERE to visit Feythcrafts and see more of Traci's Awesome Fantasy Work!  You can also visit her website, here's the link:  www.feythcrafts.com

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Thank you for stopping by for my Etsy Finds Friday post!!  Please stay tuned for next Friday's Find... It could be YOU! :)   Happy Friday!!   

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Treasury Tuesday - Hello Doll Face!

I am honored to have been included in this wonderful treasury curated by Ron and Char from Twisted River Clay!  Such beautiful dolls, each with their own special personality.  You can visit each of these artist's awesome Etsy Shops by clicking on the pictures.  Enjoy!

Thank you to Ron and Char for including my Purple Fairy in this beautiful collection!!  Below are a few awesome clay pieces from Twisted River Clay, Ron and Char's Etsy Shop.  You can click HERE to visit their shop and see more of their awesome work.

Sweet Talk Heart Shaped Bowls - ONE 5 Inch Bowl with Cute Perched Songbird Glazed in Rich Brown - Custom Made To Order Ships in 3 Weeks
 Sweet Talk Heart Shaped Bowl
Delight the eye with this beautiful 5" with a cute perched songbird glazed in rich brown bowl ~ For candies, condiments, salsas, dips, sauces, guest soaps, jewelry, keys, paper clips, trinkets, potpourri and more.

Personalized Handmade Tankard - 24 Ounces Extra Large - Custom Made To Order Tankards - Ships in 3 Weeks
Personalized Handmade Tankard 
24 Ounces ~ Extra Large
Personalize this XLG Tankard for DAD! A great huge mug for coffee, beer, water, milk, or any beverage; cold or hot. This tankard is a perfect size for a large beverage. Great for the football enthusiast wanting to avoid missing that big play!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Thanks so much for visiting today!  Wishing you a great day!  

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!!

Wishing you all a beautiful Easter!  
Many Blessings!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ May your day be bright and happy!  ~Trina

Friday, April 6, 2012

Etsy Finds Friday - Lory's Tiny Creations

It's **Etsy Finds Friday**
Today I am featuring the 
Beautiful and Tiny
Miniatures Created by: 
Lory of
Lory's Tiny Creations

I love all of the beautiful detail of these darling miniatures for dollhouses!  
Each one is such fun to look at.  It is my pleasure to introduce Lory's Tiny Creations here today!

In the Artist's Own Words:
Hi to everybody, I'm Lory (Loredana), I'm from Italy and I make miniatures for the dollshouses and from time to time decorative items for the real people houses.  My miniatures are mainly OOAK, they are always handmade and handpainted (when painted), I never use molds and I usually use the cold porcelain or the polymer clays.  I have been making tiny creations for 3 years now and my items have been sold all over the world.
1/12TH scale - romantic cake with pink roses by Lory
 1/12th Scale Romantic Cake with Pink Roses
Here you are a beautiful cake decorated with some pink roses, it is served on a shabby cakestand.

1/12TH scale -  Spring violets in basket teapot  by Lory
1/12th Scale Spring Violets in Basket Teapot
Here you are a lovely teapot, it's hollow with removable lid and it is 1" (2,6 cm) high.
1/12TH scale - shabby chic romantic cream roses kitchen shelf with accessories by Lory
1/12th Scale Shabby Chic Romantic Cream Roses
Kitchen Shelf with Accessories
Here you are a lovely kitchen shelf decorated with some tiny cold porcelain flowers , the accessories are included but loose so that you can play with them as you like.  It can be anged and it is 2 5/8" (6,5 cm) at the widest point.
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  Click HERE to visit Lory's Tiny Creations and see more of Lory's Wonderful miniatures for dollhouses!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Thank you for stopping by for my Etsy Finds Friday post!!  Please stay tuned for next Friday's Find... It could be YOU! :)   Happy Friday!!   
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