Picarello’s magic

There’s something alluring about the graduated color of the side beads which are interspersed with silver discs on this polymer clay necklace from California’s Julie Picarello. It’s part of her winged design series that gives a sense of movement and motion.

Julie has also posted pictures of her Bead Dreams entry (a winner in my book) and some new primitive, asymmetrical designs.

Julie’s technique is another lovely variation on the magic/mokume bead that’s been gaining popularity (see yesterday’s post). Have a magic weekend.

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  • reply Barbara Forbes-Lyons ,

    Julie’s skill and artistry are certainly magic in MY book. Thanks for featuring her, Cynthia! Have a magical weekend yourself.

    • reply Polydelphia 2008 Preview « The Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild Reporter ,

      […] silent auction donation, go to her Flickr site HERE. Julie’s work was featured today on Polymer Clay Daily. Be sure to check it […]

      • reply Jana ,

        Julie’s work is always finished to perfection, with colors that you just wanna eat! I’ve enjoyed watching her fabulous work evolve….so great to this artist (and way cool person) spotlighted!

        • reply Julie Picarello ,

          Thanks as always for your kind words, Cynthia. They are a wonderful way to end a busy week and are truly appreciated!

          • reply Maureen Thomas ,

            Julie continues to take polymer clay mokume gane to new heights. It’s always exciting to see her latest creations. Way to go, Julie!!!

            • reply Trina ,

              I sat next to Julie at Sandy Camp and when I missed her demo she did a one on one with me AND finished off the stack by making them into earrings for me! Love her colors. Love her work.

              • reply Kathryn Ottman ,

                Hey, Julie! Beautiful work as usual! I am already registered for your class that you will be teaching at the Fall Foliage Clay Fest in Wisconsin in September! Can’t wait! My sisters are still raving about your class. See you soon!

                • reply Lunes ,

                  Can I get up off my knees yet? – I adore Julie’s work!

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