Orlowski’s fashion boost

Orlowski's tribal necklace in polymer clay

Ontario’s Wendy Orlowski brings us a bit of green and glamor today. She tagged along on a fashion photo shoot and the results give her new tribal design an added boost.

It’s amazing how a good photographer and a young neck can send work to a whole new level.

Wendy details the progress of these pieces and demonstrates how she uses grommets. And for those who are tutorial-hungry, there’s a neat little texture tool tip here.

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  • reply Cathy Phelps ,

    I think her work was at a whole new level even before the young neck and good photographer. Very, very nice work!

    • reply Anita Brandon ,

      So visually sophisticated and appealing in addition to innovative construction design. I think it will become a signature piece.

      • reply Sherry Bailey ,

        I always prefer to see jewelry modeled on a person — if it’s meant to be worn, how it drapes, or hangs on the ears or on the fabric of clothes makes a HUGE difference. Something we should all keep in mind, too.

        The texture tool is very clever — I’ll have to raid OTHER people’s kitchens for supplies, though, since I never have stuff like that on hand, with no kids and rarely eating at home!

        • reply Lynda Moseley ,

          Love the grommet idea! I use them all the time, but never thought to make the bead sized to fit the whole of them. Genius! My mind is buzzing with ideas for them now. Thanks, Wendy!

          • reply Jeannie ,

            They remind me of fancy colored batteries. HoT DaNg they’re cool

            • reply Lisa Mackin ,

              Yes – a young neck does wonders…but if my daughter’s not available there’s always Photoshop!

              • reply AbracadabrA ,

                Really gorgeous, it’s a good idea to use this tube shape for a collar… It seems to come from greece or from africa, some ethnic thing… And I like the color too, somewhere between water and sky, soft and poetic !

                • reply Trina Williams ,

                  Love the necklace and the grommet idea but that texture tool is a real find!

                  • reply Dede Leupold ,

                    Very nice! and I to, am stuck on the blue/green palate with a little purple in there some where…they are great colors! Enjoyed the thoughtful blog, and thank you for sharing the texture tool tip!

                    • reply Gail P ,

                      Way to go Wendy!! Great work (as always!) Glad to see you are pushing ahead with your blog.

                      • reply Dakotah Flannery, RN ,

                        First….thank you, thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU for your blog/website. Such an inspiration on a daily basis has not been done before.

                        Next, can anyone tell me how to access/purchase some of the wonderful european polymer books out there? I cannot find them in such a manner as to purchase for myself. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

                        Thank you again for the inspiration and any help any one can offer on my request. DFRN

                        • reply Diana B ,

                          “Young neck” — I love it!

                          • reply Debby Roberts ,

                            Great! A wonderful way to get rid of my scrap clay and make a useful tool. I will get busy right away.

                            • reply Wendy orlowski ,

                              What a thrill and an honour to be on Polymer Clay Daily !!! Thanks to everyone for the kind comments. It has encouraged me more than you can know.

                              • reply The tutorial in the May Issue of Art Jewelry magazine - Shades of Clay ,

                                […] recognise the green/blue collar below because  it was posted a looong time ago on Polymer Clay Daily.If you are interested in how I made these hollow beads you can find out how in the May […]

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