With an impeccable palette Bettina Welker takes the simplest polymer clay techniques (like this single slab of pattern looped over to form a pendant) and turns them into very appealing pieces. Her graphic arts background shines through her work.

Her Ultra Light beads become ultra fashionable orbs glued onto memory wire.

While Bettina’s site is nicely designed and inviting, it’s her Flickr site that best showcases her art. And as a bonus, you get a glimpse of her studio setup. Have an ultra fun weekend.

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  • reply Bettina ,

    Wow, Cynthia – thanks for the feature! It’s so nice to get noticed;)

    love
    Bettina

    • reply Melanie West ,

      Brava, Bettina! Her work is so full of adventure and exploration. Zounds! I expecially like how she uses memory wire to create an orbit of spheres – very imaginative. How do you think she colors her Ultralite?

      • reply Bettina Welker ,

        Hi Melanie,
        Thanks for your kind words.
        I color the UL with regular polymer clay – just as easy;)

        Bettina

        • reply Ponsawan ,

          I am a big fan of Bettina. Everyweek at Calypen Chat she will show us her latest creations and we are all in awe.

          • reply jana ,

            I love Bettina’s imaginitive, inventive and creative work…congratulations Bettina!

            • reply Julie Picarello ,

              Bettina’s playful designs are always a pleasure (LOVE those golden helix beads!) and I look forward to seeing her new work posted. Thanks for sharing!

              • reply Harriet Russell ,

                So beautiful. You’re already doing what I’ve only begun to envision.
                I’m a late bloomer – just started in March. :o)
                I’m not usually a fan of gloss, but your finishes look great – probably because you polished them well, instead of relying on the coat of gloss to make them *look* polished. Thanks for the inspiration.

                • reply Bettina Welker ,

                  Thanks to all of you!
                  Harriet: Yes, I sand most of my pieces to a glasslike shine. Some of them I coat with Kato liquid afterwards, what also gives a glasslike surface after heated with the heat gun.

                  • reply Nadja ,

                    Bettinas work is not only well designed but also has always a perfect finish (and I know what I’m talking about as I am a proud owner of one of her pieces).
                    You go girl!
                    Nadja

                    • reply Bettina Welker ,

                      Thanks a bunch Nadja. Looking forward to seeing you on friday!!! I’m so excited.
                      hugs
                      Bettina

                      • reply Ivana ,

                        Bettina’s work is just wonderful ! I like the details and the joice of colors and she has a special flair for the design!

                        Bravo Bettina – looking forward to sea more of yours creations !

                        Hugs
                        Ivana

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