Jackson’s polymer ancients

At the local guild meeting Debbie Jackson brought this great polymer clay necklace she’d made. The mottled beads are done with a sprayed alcohol ink technique that she teaches (she calls them quail eggs). The other faux turquoise and scarab beads are so convincingly done that the entire effect is ancient and artful.

She has a knack for the imitative and the cultural artifact. Her book, Polymer Clay Jewelry, contains many of her best recipes.

I wish I’d taken a picture of Debbie who is growing a new crop of silky hair that looks quite trendy. Thanks to Jeanette Kandray who loaned me her camera at the meeting.

Note: I’m on the road (San Diego). Saw some lovely rocks on our long beach walk today. Great ideas for my polymer versions.

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  • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

    Debbie Jackson’s book was the first polymer clay manual i ever bought, when I was first exploring this fantastic medium–and I still refer to it. This new work of hers is wonderful!

    • reply marcia ,

      I love Debbie’s work! Just don’t get to see enough of it. Thanks for posting a photo of her necklace, and the link to her site.

      • reply Kate Clawson ,

        Those are really stunning! I love imitative looks and these are fabulous!

        • reply Kellie Robinson ,

          This is such a beautiful piece of art! It truly does look like a relic.

          • reply Bead Bakery ,

            This is very cool I just love it

            • reply A MAMA ,

              WHEN I SAW DEBBIE’S WORK, I WAS SO INSPIRED. IT’S RARE TO SEE SUCH AN ENERGETIC AFRIKAN PERSPECTIVE IN THE POLY CLAY COMMUNITY, AND IT MADE ME CONFIDENT IN MY OWN INDIVIDUAL STYLE AND CONCEPTS! THE MESSAGES OOZE OUT OF HER WORK, AND THAT’S THE MAIN THING I DIG WHEN IT COMES TO ART! DO IT, MS. JACKSON!

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