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Bangles are everywhere! Corliss Rose (2RosesJewelry) recently stitched up a fabulous polymer patchwork bracelet. She took the quiltmaking that she learned from her grandmother and brought it to polymer. The Roses experiment with all kinds of materials and it’s great when polymer pops up in their work.

The Roses studio led me to Lauren Abrams brass-based bangle covered with polymer that’s been deliciously striped with alcohol inks.

Lauren led me to the source of this bangle craze, Melanie West. I watched Melanie make one of her lovely biobangles this year and it’s been on my mind ever since.

She’s developed great new techniques and I had no idea that I could refresh my memory with an inexpensive online tutorial. (The brass bangle tutorial is not currently listed but I’m guessing Melanie will put it back up.) Off to the studio!

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  • reply Liz Hall ,

    Those bangles are wonderful! 2RosesJewelry works are always so inspirational, excellent artists! I also enjoyed browsing Melonie’s website.

    • reply Melanie West ,

      Wonderful work, Corliss and Lauren! I always love Laurens use of colors and the patchwork that Corliss is using is delightful. Yum! Great inspiration for this foggy brain of mine.

      Cynthia, thanks so much for the “Tinapple Bump”, and the gentle reminder to update my Etsy Shop (which is as updated as I can, for now).

      My apologies to all who have been expecting emails and convos from me. Techno Gremlins have been making it hard for me to get online and keep in touch with folks (much less keep my sites and blog current!). Suffice to say, a new laptop is on it’s way (is it the 30th yet?!) and I have every intention of burning my old laptop (and be sure, I will be dancing around the flames)! ;)

      • reply Jeannie ,

        These are sublime! I made a polymer clay cuff for myself and I can’t wear it, it’s too big

        • reply Caren Goodrich ,

          Melanie always cracks me up and Lauren does mighty fine work, whether she’s painting or doing polymer!

          • reply Trina Williams ,

            Oooh! These are spectacular compared to the coke/soup can bangles we made in my seniors class.

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