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« on: December 27, 2010 09:11:39 PM »

I've been posting here for years, but haven't lately, and I thought it would be appropriate to come back! It would be nice to hear from some of you guys, again!

I hit a personal milestone! I created my 100th Industrial Heart design (there are 99 other ones before this one).











This one is a figurine, not a pendant like most of my other ones. It's about double the size of my other ones, actually. So it wouldn't be very comfortable wearing as a necklace, haha.

I've been making these hearts for over a few years now, I do believe. I remember working with polymer clay and not seeing anyone else in the claying world that was making things look Industrial - using gears, mixed media findings, springs, watch parts, LED's, resistors, transistors, etc... but now, things have totally changed, and I am seeing all sorts of folks using polymer clay in this way.

It makes me happy to think that I was probably an intricate part of that, although I do get a little disheartened sometimes when people outright copy my style or concepts and don't even bother to mention who they were *inspired* from meanwhile it's blatantly obvious... but I guess it's all part of being part of the polymer clay world. And I bet there are people all over the place that have to deal with this too. Even big companies rip off independant artists all the time! /rant

Let me know what you think! And I hope your Christmas or holidays went well! Smiley

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2010 09:32:48 PM »

It looks awesome! And congrats.
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2010 09:41:38 PM »

Thanks very much! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2010 10:30:19 PM »

thats a lot of hearts! Shocked i have always admired your work and remain utterly enamoured by your mechanical birds in particular.
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2010 11:51:05 PM »

Congrats on your 100th heart! I'm glad (and not surprised) to see that you have had enough demand for them to make this many. I also love that it's as original and intricate and beautiful as your earlier hearts and that it looks like you've come up with more awesome details to include. Awesome work!
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2010 08:30:59 AM »

Great job on this heart, and happy 100th heart!  It looks like a steam punky design to me.  There is a lot of that out there...victorian style especially.  Anyway, great job....although it has a steampunk theme, it looks very original...I have never seen anyone do this in polymer clay, your right.  Bravo!   Grin
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2010 09:15:37 AM »

Congrats on your 100th! I've seen your gallery over on DA, you make some really neat things =)
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2010 09:27:06 AM »

Thanks very much, you guys! You're very kind. Smiley

thats a lot of hearts! Shocked i have always admired your work and remain utterly enamoured by your mechanical birds in particular.

I just made a new mechanical birdie, actually, a month or so ago, and the person I gave it (Sarah, of Beat Black) to named him/her Nutmeg. Hehe. Smiley It's a baby birdie as opposed to full-size like a lot of my other birds.

Here's a photo of Nutmeg:



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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2010 11:29:19 AM »

Oh wow.
I would love to wear one of those on a chain. Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2010 03:51:52 PM »

You should be really proud of reaching number 100 in your series. I have always enjoyed looking at your industrial gear and hope you continue making items in this vein. Smiley
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