My Cactus Ring Dish (above) is a great way to add a bit of the Cacti Trend to your nightstand. A safe and trendy place to keep your rings, earrings, and necklace. No more misplacing those precious gems! Friends love to receive handmade gifts, they realize you took the time to create something special, just for them
My Cactus Ring Dish (above) is a great way to add a bit of the Cacti Trend to your nightstand.

Trends come and go, but 2017's Cactus motif is still going strong.  Cacti are popping up everywhere in Home Decor, Fashion, and Jewelry. Current trends inspire my polymer clay work all the time. Ring dish bowls are also on trend as they create a safe and trendy place to keep your rings, earrings, and necklace. No more misplacing those precious gems! Friends love to receive handmade gifts, they realize you took the time to create something special, just for them.  So combine the two trends as I have with a cactus themed ring dish.

[caption id="attachment_31582" align="alignleft" width="800"]Another popular trend is the Pineapple. It is a symbol of Welcome and Hospitality. Another popular trend is the Pineapple. It is a symbol of Welcome and Hospitality.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_31581" align="alignleft" width="800"]My Version of the popular Pineapple. I added Orange slices and strawberries for a pop of color! My Version of the popular Pineapple. I added Orange slices and strawberries for a pop of color![/caption]

Using Popular Culture for Inspiration in Clay Designs

[caption id="attachment_31586" align="alignleft" width="876"]The fox has been a favorite trend for some time now! The fox has been a favorite trend for some time now![/caption] [caption id="attachment_31587" align="alignleft" width="291"]Mini planters for succulents and cacti are all the rage! Here is my Fox mini planter. It is made over a small refrigerator light bulb. Mini planters for succulents and cacti are all the rage! Here is my Fox mini planter. It is made over a small refrigerator light bulb.[/caption]

Cats are truly a perennial trend. Great gift ideas for all those Cat Lover's out there!

Cats are truly a perennial trend. Great gift ideas for all those Cat Lover's out there!

 Let's not forget, Rainbows and Unicorns! This is a trend that's here to stay! Unicorn mania has exploded this year- and shoppers can't get enough of products related to the mythological creatures, Over the Rainbow dreams. Everything from Unicorn manicures, kid's toys, makeup, to Starbucks drinks, and decor!
Let's not forget, Rainbows and Unicorns! This is a trend that's here to stay! Unicorn mania has exploded this year- and shoppers can't get enough of products related to the mythological creatures, Over the Rainbow dreams. Everything from Unicorn manicures, kid's toys, makeup, to Starbucks drinks, and decor!

So remember, next time you're at your work table trying to come up with an idea, look at what's trending, it's sure to spark your imagination!