The link was sent in by Wisconsin’s Sari009 whose site is a fun diversion as well (caution, it loaded slowly for me). Have a great Labor Day weekend.
I’ve missed a few of our polymer clay nightlights from a session with Leslie Blackford last week. This will give you an idea of the silly fun you can have with a glass votive, some transluscent clay, a small light bulb and a dash of imagination.
Playing like this is a great exercise and the results are often surprising. I had no idea that a strange Walter Cronkite lookalike lived in my head. Click to see a few more twinkling samples.
And here’s Judy Dunn’s.
This memory wire bracelet from Anne White Designs is perfect for end-of-summer polymer clay fun. The colorful transluscent beads are separated by hollow cording strung onto the wire. Clever, don’t you think?
Anne is from the Cincinnati area.
Italy’s Bernard Stimpfl-Abele shows some high style polymer clay rings on his gallery site complete with his working drawings. Stimpfl-Abele’s work is a collision of organic and surreal in the vein of Peter Chang, Wendy Malinow and Ford/Forlano.
It’s a type of design in polymer clay that’s gaining momentum. Food for thought and a feast for the eyes.
I’m sorting my conference pictures and notes and will share them later this week.
Industrial meets organic meets polymer clay in these delicate designs by Pennsylvania’s Sharon of Nectar Jewelry Design. She takes a minimalist approach to the use of clay, using it to add a splash of color to her pieces.
Sharon’s one of those Etsy girls and I thank her for bailing me out of my post-vacation lethargy.
Floridian Karen McGovern is a conservation biologist who creates art and polymer clay jewelry to raise funds for wildlife conservation. "Art can save the world!" she says.
The stories that Karen tells with her jewelry are fascinating…like The Bubble Lady, a polymer clay altered art storybook necklace which it says is "…perfect for those who keep the child inside alive and well entertained." Her Climbing Woman Vine story is told by the piece pictured here.
The link was sent in by Babs Young from Michigan. Have a great weekend.