This week’s ArtFire Smoosher is Tamed, from St. Bee’s in the UK. Her passion is creating scale miniature replicas of animals as a a sort of pet portrait. Her studio is a collection of sweet creatures using polymer clay and felted fibres such as alpaca and merino.
Here’s a cute, TINY guinea pig:
An adorable Husky:
Tamed also has several listings for custom pet portraits. If you’d like a little keepsake – a mini-me of your pet – check out:
You can visit her shop at:
And follow Tamed’s clay journey at:
The Smoosher of the week is Haffina(other shop), a polymer clay artist from Mt. Barker, Australia. With five children and a ton of other commitments to online communities she helps organize or coordinates, Haffina STILL makes scads of beautiful beads and beaded pieces!
Here is a lovely focal (I’m a sucker for beads) with a sweet, sweet glossy finish:
Or what about this impressive beaded piece:
Not all of her pieces have clay in them. These pretty earrings have lovely artist made lampwork glass:
If you’d like to follow Haffina’s journey, check out her blog:
And don’t forget to visit her bead shop:
Or her jewelry (and other nifty items!) shop :
The ArtFire Smoosher of the week is CatsWire, from Germany. CatsWire is primarily a wire crocheter who frequently uses polymer clay to embellish her pieces.
Some of my favourite pieces are the wire only ones, particularly these kitties:
and these lovely pearls:
She uses a mix of her wire crochet and clay talents in some of her pieces like this little miniature basket of fruit:
You can visit her on her blog: http://www.catswire.blogspot.com/
Follow her on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CatsWire
And definitely visit her studio: http://www.artfire.com/users/catswire