Happy Birthday FIMO! At the 5th FIMO Symposium from 7th to 10th September 2016, participants didn’t just get creative, they celebrated in style as well. To mark the 50th anniversary of FIMO, the Symposium this year took place in Nuremberg, the Franconian home town of the world-famous brand. I´m so happy and so grateful for […]
ClayFest 2016 takes place in Prague between Apr 8. – 10., 2016 (from Friday to Sunday). The venue is Conference Centre VŠCHT Prague 4 (already proved during EuroClay Carnival, Fimohrani and other polymer clay events). ClayFest 2016 se bude konat v Praze ve dnech 8. – 10. 4. 2016 (pátek – neděle). Místem konání bude […]
What are the origins of the paper folding process we now know as ORIGAMI? At first, Origami was just the Japanese art of folding. The word includes “oru” which means fold and “kami” which means paper. The exact origin of the art of paper folding is unknown but we know that paper was invented in […]
After experimenting and preparing paper ribbons / bows I´ve also started to translate this folding technique for jewelry. The best material of course was polymer clay- as usual very fexible and easy to design. Here an example with 4 and 5 levels…
The Hana Folding technique is inspirate by Japanese Kusudama which involves folded sheets of paper that are combined into a spherial construction. The Hana (jap.: flower) pendants are created with diffenrent, more simple folding forms. This is more cooriditated to fold the polymer clay without any problems and allow to prepare small pieces as well.
Creating new technique means creating new collection. It´s important to show how the technique works in another way through experimenting with colors, shapes and sizes. Here a few examples of Polymer Clay Spiral Up technique…more pics on www.facebook.com/izabelanowakdesign
The “Spiral Up” technique is an idea to create a modern & extraordinary jewelry without using any patterns. The spirals are inspired by Paper beads which were invented in Victorian England in the late 1800s as a constructive way to pass the time.