polymer clay

Feature Friday: LoveClayFlowers

Happy Feature Friday!

We are amazed by today’s feature as Olga Mironova creates the most unique and beautiful bouquets for her shop, LoveClayFlowers. As the name suggests, these bouquets, boutonnieres, and other wedding accessories are made completely of clay! We have never seen clay flower arrangements before and are completely mesmerized with them. We love how realistic her creations are and really enjoyed hearing about how much pride Olga has in making her products. She truly works to make her bouquets the best they can be for that special wedding day and is always perfecting her craft. Read on to see the crazy amazing things Olga can do with clay, and hear about how LoveClayFlowers got to where it is today.

: Tell us a few things about yourself!

: I live in Russia and I’m 33. 🙂 I’m married and have a daughter Sonya – she’s 7.  I used to work in a bank, but then decided to start my floristic career and I love my life now!

: Your clay bouquets and accessories are so beautiful! What made you decide you wanted to create these products?

: Thank you! I’ve always been a creative soul. Since my childhood I used to make flowers from beads, from silk, etc. Some years ago I saw clay bouquets and was stunned! They looked so delicate and realistic. Even more surprisingly, they were very lightweight and not fragile! I really wanted to learn how to make them and I found a school where I learned how to make clay flowers, and now I create clay bouquets! 🙂 That is what I love and I’m glad I can express myself through my work and bring more beauty into this world.

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Feature Friday: Emizart

20150707_135721Happy Feature Friday! 

We could not stop adoring the Dragonlings created by Emizart and are so happy we get to share them with you today! We love how Emily created each of her majestic creatures with such distinct personalities showing through their faces. They also all have their own names, from Julep, Shmello, and Paisley to Kringle if you’re looking for a Dragonling with Christmas spirit! We think these would make such a fun desk companion, and they love to hold dice — so an added bonus!  If you’re a dragon lover or know someone who is, we found the perfect present for you right here. Keep reading to learn more about Emizart and her fantastical creations!

Castle Logo: Tell us a little about yourself.

emiz-logo: I’m 26. I like being outdoors, working out, reading, cooking, making art, and spending time with my dog and family. I read almost every day, and my work is definitely influenced by books.

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Feature Friday: Honey Thistle

Happy Feature Friday!

2This week we are featuring Wei of Honey Thistle! Wei creates polymer clay miniatures and brass jewelry. When we were little we’d ask our parents if we could buy those mini blown glass animals because miniature anything is just too cute. In each of Wei’s miniatures there’s a ton of character, making them perfect little gifts for someone who may connect with an individual piece. Additionally, for all you festival goers her brass jewelry screams dancing free-spirit! Learn more about Wei below!

Castle Logo: Tell us a little about yourself?

isla_500x500.15844174_9wd8wyv1: I’m a maker and artist based in Toronto, Canada, and I work primarily with brass and polymer clay. I live with my boyfriend and cat, who keeps me company during the day while I’m tinkering away. I used to be a night owl and work into the wee hours of the morning, but have recently adopted an earlier schedule so I now get up around 5:30 am and go to bed just a little after 9 pm. We’ll see how long this lasts haha.

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Feature Friday: Killer Sprinkles

HAPPY FEATURE FRIDAY!

This week we’re featuring Ashling Gabig of Killer Sprinkles. We love her polymer clay food jewelry! She picked the name Killer Sprinkles because she wanted something that expressed her brand that was equal parts cute and sassy. Her polymer creations express just that vibe, as they are so adorable and uniquely edgy. You can find Killer Sprinkles pieces on her Etsy store. If you’ve ever been interested in running your own Etsy store or starting your own jewelry line, read on to learn about Ashling’s journey.

 

Castle Logo: Tell us a little about yourself.

iusb_760x100.15947591_6fp8: My name is Ashling, and I am the owner of Killer Sprinkles, a polymer clay jewelry business based out of Southern California. I have been seriously working with polymer clay for about the last two years. I also have a great day job in marketing, working at an agency as an Account Executive. My third job is being the proud mom of my sweet little senior Shih Tzu, Watson.

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