Bloody French Necklace

You must have one final, tasteful polymer clay Halloween treat this season. French artist Delphine Roche de Montgrand was inspired by another illustrator’s drawing to make this bloody necklace. If you’re looking for a last-minute costume, here it is.

I was snooping around in Susan Lomuto’s Polymer Clay Notes and followed one of her features to this goodie. Montgrand’s site is full of lovely creations. Thanks, Susan.

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SonofaMother Masks for your car

These polymer clay FreakMagnets are meant to be displayed on the back of your car. They’re made by Etsy artist, SonofaMother.

He’s from Biloxi, MS and was inspired by traditional African masks. SonofaMother dips liberally into his toolbox for wires and screws to embellish his creations in unusual and clever ways.

The link was sent in by Cassy Muronaka (you’ll find her in these publications) and she purchased the mask/magnet shown here.

Nagumo Rie

The best way to see the exciting polymer clay work by Tokyo polymer clay artist Nagumo Rie is to go to her site. Once there, keep reloading the front page to see nice big photos of her thin, delicate designs. Lovely inspirations to start your week.

I’m desperate for her new book, Polymer Clay Accessories, and am trying to figure out how to get it from Amazon Japan.

In the meanwhile I’ve google-translated and scanned her site and learned that she’s a multi-talented artist who started in textiles and works in PMC and polymer. Her blog is chock full of pictures of her world travels and classes.

I found her link on Alev Gozonar’s Turkish site! There’s more to this globe-spanning story. Stay tuned.

McCaw’s studio peek

I’m pleased to see that many of you are as curious about studios as I am. (Thanks to yesterday’s Betsy Baker for sharing hers.) To continue the theme, here are a few pictures of Sandra McCaw’s small workspace. Sandra’s muse likes a comfy chair too. I like her combination of sage and turqouise wall colors.

Is your studio in the middle of things or hidden away? Are you tidy or is chaos comforting? Do you prefer an open space or a cozy corner? If you’ll send me pictures of your inner sanctum, I’ll share them here from time to time.

And in case you missed this a few months back, there’s a demo of Sandra’s signature cane (pictures taken a mere ten years ago). Oh, and don’t miss her web page.

Learn from Baker’s Blog

Boston’s Betsy Baker takes simple polymer clay shapes and gives them an interesting twist as in this necklace with alternating long bi-conal and rounded square beads. Take a look at her offerings on Etsy and her web site.

The neatness extends to Betsy’s studio space where she says she must have a comfortable chair or her muse will refuse to visit.

Betsey’s does a bang up job of distilling her notes from her class with Maggie Maggio in Stresa, Italy. If you want the color smashing crib notes, read Betsy’s blog.

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