Monday, April 25, 2011

origami flower

origami flower       by mariapsaltis
origami flower , a photo by mariapsaltis on Flickr.

I have made this using my latest experiments with origami techniques. I love Japanese pop culture and this is from my kawaii garden! As a youth worker I often try and come up with projects that are young and would appeal to a younger artist. I believe the arts open many doors for young people and also assist in a therapeutic process for professionals working in the "helping" fields.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


This is the name of a necklace made by a wonderful designer who happens to buy my handmade beads!
I love the way she has put this necklace together and combined the materials!
here is the link to her etsy shop!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Flora origami brooches

Flora brooches     by mariapsaltis
Flora brooches , a photo by mariapsaltis on Flickr.

These brooches are my entries in the polymer clay artists of etsy monthly challenge. I have used the technique of origami fabric flowers to make these.(tweeked it a little of course!)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

WC-Deckel / Toilet seat

Mareike Scharmer is an amzing artist who includes polymer in her work..this is the first toilet seat I have ever seen covered!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Salvaged bead

Salvaged bead        by mariapsaltis
Salvaged bead , a photo by mariapsaltis on Flickr.

I had made this bead and wasn't happy with the outcome,added some paint,then carved it out..and while it has a raw and messy finish I actually like the end result! Moral of the story don't throw anything just never know when you will get inspired to make some adjustments! Oh and yes it is now a ring!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Australian Polymer Clay Guild

Abstract bangles by papagodesign
Abstract bangles, a photo by papagodesign on Flickr.

These amazing bangles were made for the Aussiepolyclayers march challenge by a member, Sabine of papagodesigns. Our little group is producing some inspiring and innovative work and I believe is destined to have a bright future with the fabulous Leadership of DEBBIE Crothers!
Join up, or you will miss out!