Niki, of Positively Charming Things on ArtFire.com is another member of the Polymer Clay Smooshers guild. Like me, she has a real need to work with her hands and create. She also works with many types of crafts and just isn't happy unless she's creating something. Lately she's focusing more on jewelry making and polymer clay. Niki says " For a while I sculpted mostly dragons with polymer clay, but as I tried to steer more toward a "lifelike" look (you know dragons are real, right? ;) ), I found creating those sculpts took quite a bit of time, of which I don't have much of between my full time job, the long commute to and from work, and then home life in general. So I continue to search for something I can create that won't take weeks or months to complete. About a year ago, I believe, I bought my first Christi Friesen books, after pouring over her site frequently and enjoying looking at her work. I took a couple of her online classes, and I quite like her style. I may offer some pieces heavily influenced by her style, from time to time. I also am interested in creating cutesy beads with polymer clay, but with the CPSIA law bearing down on everyone regarding lead content and pthalates, those might never grace my storefront and will be something I keep for myself, albeit sadly." I do love her pretty little dragons and am a big fan of Christi Friesen myself.
You can also find Positively Charming Things online at www.positivelycharming.com, Facebook, and Twitter. Below is just a sample of her wonderful work. Be sure to stop in and see all she has to offer!
Such a beautiful variety! I always look forward to seeing what Niki will create next. I just love that alien!
-Michelle of CreativeCritters