Alice Stroppel’s Blog


Is it raining fish? A Polymer Clay Bracelet
Fish Girl Polymer Clay Bracelet

Fish Girl Polymer Clay Bracelet

I can’t remember how many years ago it was when I saw Kim Korringa’s fish cane. She shared a tutorial and I loved the colors and make one right away. I didn’t do anything with it once I make it until recently. A fish head hat seemed just right for one of my girls. She would be in style in the Florida Keys I think. You can make your own fish cane by following  Kim’s excellent instructions at Kim Korringa Designs. Thank you Kim.



Iris Mishly’s Polymer Clay Blog
May 14, 2009, 2:22 pm
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Iris Mishly's Mosquito Bracelet

Iris Mishly's Mosquito Bracelet

Iris Mishly is an amazingly talented polymer clay artist. Her work was featured in Polymer Cafe Magazine (June 2009).

But what makes her stand out for me is how friendly and supportive she is. I have just recently put my work on the internet after years of using the web as a source of inspiration and just plain enjoyment. Iris has been one of the most welcoming polymer clay artists so far. She always takes the time to comment on work that I have posted. I thank her very much for making me feel welcomed.

But the exciting thing is that she has featured my work on her POLYMERI ONLINE Blog. I am thrilled, thank you so much Iris. You can also see more of her work in her Flickr Photostream.



Highlands Art League Donation
May 4, 2009, 1:19 pm
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Highlands Art League had a very successful Derby Day fundraising event on Saturday. My polymer clay bottle (see last post) sold on the silent auction table for $130.00. I was pleased with that amount considering the amount of beautiful artwork that was offered.
It was a beautiful night and everyone had a great time.
The league owes a great deal of thanks to Jeri and Jimmy Wohl, hosts of the event, for the use of the lodge at their Rafter T Ranch. It was a fabulous setting for Race for the Arts.



Highlands Art League Donation
April 28, 2009, 12:10 am
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Wine Bottle

wine-bottlecloseupI just finished this wine bottle girl and wine stopper for a fundraiser auction for my art league. Highlands Art League is in Sebring FL, and I just stepped down as director. We have three older buildings that we saved from being torn down, plus a fabulous museum. All on beautiful Lake Jackson. It really is a fabulous place. A great art space.

This bottle was given to me by my friend Jeri. She found it at a garage sale and knew I would love to reuse it for something new.

I  save all my Sky bottles and make women bottles like this. Great fun. I made one for a raffle last fall and it did well for the league.



Older figures
April 6, 2009, 12:56 am
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These are all figures that I made several years ago. Now that I have more time, I’d like to do some more.

Sadie a Bracelet Display

Sadie a Bracelet Display

I use Sadie to display my bracelets at Highlands Art League in Sebring, FL. I think she’s from Miami. She reminds me of somebody’s Aunt Sadie that lived in Miami in the early ’60s. Just had to love her.

Florida tourist

Florida tourist

The tourist is home with me right now, but has done a stint as a model in the window of my friend Janet King’s art gallery in downtown Sebring. He has been dressed as an artist, a witch and I think even cupid. His head, hands and feet are polymer clay.

Princess

Princess

I think she is a princess. I don’t know from where, but a Princess for sure. She’s a wall hanging, 13 x 14.



Fish Vase
April 6, 2009, 12:00 am
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Fantasy Fish Vase

Fantasy Fish Vase

I wanted to post this fish vase because I’m pleased with it. It’s not a face, but I do make other polymer clay things. I made some small pin versions of this fish to sell in my Etsy shop. I’ve shown this one locally at Highlands Art League.



Small Polymer Clay Face Cane Vase
April 5, 2009, 11:51 pm
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This is the front of a small vase I made for a friend. I made quite a few before moving on to other things. It’s only about 4″ tall. I use the one I kept for pens and pencils on my desk.

Polymer Clay Vase

Polymer Clay Vase



Polymer Clay Face Canes
April 5, 2009, 2:52 pm
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These are a few of the face canes I have waiting to be turned into something. I’ve learned just about everything I know about polymer clay from the web. I have taken a couple of class from some well known artists, but for years I just experimented and learned from others on the web. I do face canes a bit different and it is something I figured out for myself. I’m still working on it.

Polymer clay face canes

Polymer clay face canes



Polymer Clay

I have several polymer clay items on sale at my Etsy store. I’m posting a few here.

Black and White Wine Stopper

I have several wine stoppers for purchase and all are different, one of a kind.  They really are lots of fun and just the right gift for a birthday celebration.

The Girls Business Card Holder

The Girls Business Card Holder

Crazy girls and flamingos are the business card holders I offer so far. They always cause a comment. Several of my customers have made a point of telling me how much they enjoy using their card holders.

Miranda"s Sister

Miranda"s Sister

I love making face canes. They all make me laugh. This is a pendant ready for a chain. I wore her out right after I made her and got a comment from almost everyone that crossed my path. Fun.