There's nothing more fascinating to me than seeing a new twist on an old theme. And this technique by Colorado's Karen Sexton has it in spades. Here's a polymer bead based on the old paper roll-up bead (take a long skinny triangle of clay and roll it up).

What Karen's done next is to stamp the bead, flattening it somewhat. The resulting bead has wonderful shape and texture. Karen's an officer of the Denver guild but doesn't have much of a web presence. I'll badger her to get one up so that you can see more of her colorful and finely crafted works.

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  • reply Sarajane Helm ,

    I’ll add a sincere nudge along with the badgering. Karen does really beautiful work–including the polymer clay “fabric bolt” that became the letter “Q” on Judith Skinner and my new book’s cover. (see it here)

    • reply Garlinda Price ,

      I love the texture in her work and would love to see more.

      • reply Carol LaGrow ,

        Thank you for showing this. What a fun and beautiful idea! I too hope she gets a website going

        • reply Polymer Clay Daily » Luminous ,

          […] Colorado’s Karen Sexton says that these luminous polymer clay pins she just finished are the result of a simple process. She lightly painted Pinata inks on thin alternating layers of translucent and pearl clay and stacked the layers. […]

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