Mishly’s millefiori canes and polymeri online web site, have inspired the hearts of 1000’s of polymer clay artists around the world:
If you’ve been on the Internet for any length of time searching for millefiori canemaking tips, ideas and techniques… you have undoubtedly heard of Iris Mishly from Israel.
This wonderful Israeli artist is all over the place in the polymer clay world. She publishes a web site written in Hebrew; Has an English language blog called Polymeri Online; Manages numerous Flickr groups; And sells her heart beads in an Etsy store!
The above photo shows some of her unique heart shaped beads decorated with a whole variety of beautiful polymer clay cane designs.
Side Note: Do you see the big bright white swirl on the bead heart in the bottom row 2nd from right? That design was made with a ghost cane just like the one I discussed in this article: Handmade Jewelry Using Rose Beads and Ghost Canes
Besides the great work that Iris Mishly does at her own web sites, she also spends a lot of time leaving helpful comments on other polymer clay artists’ blogs and at various poly clay forums… not to mention Facebook. Basically the girl is everywhere and the polymer clay community is better place because of it!
What I love most about Iris’s work is her detailed millefiori canes. I’m not sure if it is a Jewish thing, but her colors are simply wonderful! Something completely fresh and different as compared to the colors usually seen in polymer clay art over here in North America. Though that could change pretty quick if she continues to inspire so many people on this side of the ‘pond’!
Iris is extremely supportive. Almost every day on her blog she features unique jewelry, beads, art and tutorials from other polymer clay artists and teachers from around the globe.
This ‘shrinking’ of our great planet is something that just fascinates me about the Internet and its ability to so effectively connect people and groups with common interests.
If it weren’t for the World Wide Web, it would have be unlikely that I would have had the pleasure of discovering the awesome polymer clay artist, Irish Mishly and her millefiori beads… and what a terrible shame that would have been!