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For the last months I haven’t done a lot of new funky flames. Instead I focused on other projects, but one of them is still very closely connected to creativity. This time, however, it is not an expression of my own creativity, but it is something intended to help others create beautiful things – my Little Funky Tools Sets. These are micro cutters sets of a number of specially selected and modified little tips in three different shapes – circles, ovals and teardrops. The different sizes of each shape are color-coded and easily provide great help for cutting and shaping small details and holes, texturing, dosing color recipes and more when working with different kinds of clay.




They are available in combined sets, too:






By now, I have received some wonderful feedback, and my most favorite kind of feedback is the pictures of things created with the Little Funky Tools! Thank you Artumei Artumei




You can also purchase one of the sets here: and as always I provide free worldwide shipping, too.

Have a gorgeous inspired day everyone! May the creativity be with you!


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Have a fun weekend!

Hi Everyone!

Today’s post is dedicated to a cane, that is very eye-catchy and actually pretty easy to make. It is based on the Bull’s eye, but instead of using only one single cane, this time they are put together to form a flower pattern. The geometry stays the same, but by changing the color combinations the final results have completely different moods. You can also see clearly the progress I made to more precise and clear shape forming, color mixing and surface treating.

The first variation is minimalistic, only with white ( Fimo Soft) and translucent (Fimo Accents) polymer clay. It looks gentle and detailed and is easy to match with other pieces of jewelry and clothing.


You can leave the cylindrical shape after cutting the cane, or you can continue further and give it a little twist and make a spiral. I personally love the spirals- they look amazing regardless of the point of view can be used as an accent of the outfit. However the simple circle has its own beauty and works perfect with casual outfits.



The second cane is made with the opposite color concept. The petals of the flower are with gradient from dark green to white and are outlined with black, and the background is in grass green. For me they bring the association of a light fresh wind in the forest and match wonderfully to green eyes:)




For the third cane I experimented with red and clear translucent and tried to make a gradient with them for the petals. I also made everything too small and suppose the red outlines polluted to an extend the translucent core and there is no visible gradient in the final result. However, I still like the the red tinted petals, but for sure need to do some more experimenting with the different types translucent clay.Image



I still cannot get rid of the flakes in the translucent clay. But the defect turned into frosty effect and I am pleased with how these turned out. I practically put all left-overs from the cane together in a sheet and cut circles out of it:




Positively I am getting better with sanding and buffing, but the round pieces needed something else to give them a finished look, so I made these little wire swirls (the first pair is only with sterling silver, while the swirls for the last one are from copper with silver coating and the hooks are ready made sterling silver). I liked the behavior of the wires and the combination with polymer clay, so I am definitely continue exploring the theme.

If you like the above shown pieces you can use this link to purchase most of them: Thank you for the support!

Have a fun and inspired week!


After purchasing polymer clay I have been researching different techniques of processing it. My favorite one so far? The Millefiori Cane. One can make really detailed and complicated patterns and still the pieces are strong enough for every day jewelry. It also gives the option to make several different variations in size and form of the final pieces.

The idea is that you make your cane by putting together long pieces of clay together (cylinders, prisms, etc). You shape your pattern by playing with the size of these pieces and the order you put them.

In this case I used  gradient from white to blue for the base of the flower. I put teal and blue stamens in the very center and white accents at the tips. For the background of the cane I chose semi-translucent polymer clay.

След като се сдобих с полимерна глина, започнах да разучвам различни техники за работа с нея. Любимата ми до момента? Millefiori Cane- грубо казано “саламче с цветя”. Дава възможност за наистина детайлни и сложни дизайни, като все пак нещата са достатъчно здрави за ежедневни бижута. Може да си играете и с размерите и формата на финалните произведения.

Идеята е да се получи саламче като се редят дълги парчета глина (цилиндри, призми). Шарката се образува от играта с размерите и реда, в който ги подреждате.

В този случай използвах градиент от бяло до синьо за основа на цветето. В центъра му има тъмно и светло сини тичинки, а по ръбчетата се появяват бели акценти. Фонът е от полу-прозрачна глина.







Once you have the cane ready and cut you can leave the pieces as they are, give them some more complicated shape or combine them in different manners. Then – cure, sand, buff, polish, garnish. Although you can skip the sanding and buffing, I really like the silky smooth result of it. You can get rid of any finger prints or flaws in the very shape of the piece, and provides a beautiful finished look to your jewelry.

След като получите саламчето, може да го нарежете и да оставите парченцата кръгли, да им придадете друга форма, или да ги комбинирате по различни начини. След това- печете, шкурите, полирате, лакирате, доукрасявате. Въпреки че можете да пропуснете шкуренето и полирането, аз лично харесвам повече компринено гладката повърхност след тях. Така се премахват отпечатъци от пръсти или дефекти по самата форма и повърхността на бижуто изглежда наистина довършена.







With the left-overs I did this:

С остатъците направих това:




It was great fun and I am really pleased with the results:) Moreover, my first sell (apart from friends) was one of the above pairs of earrings!

Have a great week!

Беше ми много приятно и крайните резултати ми харесват много много:) Още повече, първата ми продажба (не на приятел) беше един от горните чифтове обици!

Пожелавам ви супер седмица!


So, it was the middle of July. I was pretty frustrated of my canceled vacation to Hungary and the Formula 1 Grand Prix. There were no last minute options for another journey, so I was left with the perspective to spend the week off my office job at home. Here, in the city, it is not really a good idea to spend the most of the time in the open because of the heat during this time of the year (well, some people tend to like it, but I feel like there is a kidney instead of a brain in my head). I had to find something that would be both interesting and indoor compatible, and it had to be colorful, what is the summer without colors?

First I thought of making soaps, it looked so fun on You Tube:). But after considering that chemistry had been one of my hardest subjects at school, I decided not to. And as I was going through my jewelry box, an idea came and wanted to stay. Polymer clay! This was why I, being into arts and crafts my whole life, ended up ordering a box full of colored blocks to play with.

Two days later I received a package with 500 g air-dry, 10 colors of oven-baked polymer clay, a little jar of finish, all Fimo, and a lot of metal jewelry parts. I cannot explain why I was so excited the moment the courier handed me the boxes, but now I think I understand that this was some intuition that I would soon find a wonderful new experience.

И така, беше средата на юли. Бях ядосана заради отпадналата ми почивка в Унгария и местния кръг на Формула 1. Нямаше изгледи за друго пътуване в последния момент, затова трябваше да остана една цяла седмица отпуска вкъщи. Тук, в града, не е особено добра идея лятото да прекарваш по-голямата част от деня на открито (е, на някои хора им харесва, но аз имам чувството, че вместо мозък, в главата ми се е наместил бъбрек). Трябваше да си намеря нещо, което хем да ми е интересно, хем да е на закрито, хем да е и цветно, какво е лятото без цветове, все пак?

Първо мислех да правя ръчни сапуни, изглеждаше толкова интересно в You Tube:). След това обаче се замислих, че химията ми беше най-трудният предмет в училище, та се отказах от сапуните. И докато си ровех из кутията с бижута една мисъл намина и не пожела да си отиде. Полимерна глина! Така, след като цял живот съм се занимавала с разни други изкуства и творчества, поръчах цяла кутия с цветни блокчета, с които да си играйкам.

Два дни по-късно получих 500 гр. въздушно съхнеща глина, 10 цвята за печене във фурна, малко бурканче с лак, всичките на Фимо, и много метални джаджи. Не мога да опиша точно колко бях развълнувана, когато куриерът ми подаде кутиите, но сега мисля е било някаква интуиция, че съвсем скоро ще открия ново вълнуващо преживяване.


These on the picture are some of my very first studs. I tested all basics to come familiar with the material- color mixing, texture and consistency, basic shapes forming, etc. And I wanted to see how hard it actually is to cure the pieces with the metal parts inside them, so I do not have to glue them afterwards. I really do not like it when my jewelry falls apart and I have to repair it, or put extra glue, because eventually it falls apart again and again. It actually does not matter if you bend the wire, or use some earring base, as long as the clay is neatly densified. All you have to remember is to be careful while forming the shape and to keep the wire in the place you want it to be:)

Тези по-горе са първите ми обички на винтчета. Тествах си основните качества на материала- смесване на цветовете, текстура, консистенция, форми, т.н. И много ми се искаше да разбера колко пък е трудно да се пекат нещата с металните части вградени в тях, а не да се лепят по-късно. Хич не обичам когато бижутата ми се разпадат и трябва да ги сглобявам и лепя наново, защото обикновено те продължата да си се разпадат пак и пак. Оказа се, че за търсения ефект може да се използват еднакво лесно готови основи за обици, или просто огъната бижутерска тел, стига глината около тях да е добре уплътнена. Трябва да внимавате малко повече докато оформяте глината и да не забравяте да държите металните части на местата им.

It was really great fun! All this twisting and playing and mixing and shaping… I recommend this particular material to anyone who just wants to spend a little pleasant time, alone or with company, and the results could be even wearable!

Беше наистина весело! Цялото това усукване, размесване, оформяне… Препоръчвам този материал на всеки, който иска да прекара малко забавно време, сам или в компания, и резултатите от това дори да са носими!

Have a great day!

Пожелавам ви прекрасен ден!