Polymer chains by Carlton

Chains have gone through a transformation lately. The links are big and uneven. Shapes have changed. Sizes may be mixed and matched within a piece.

This Big Linx chain from London’s Debbie Carlton illustrates the point in polymer.

Debbie’s also a fan of the big bangle and you can see her work best on her Flickr gallery. The bangles were inspired by a workshop Debbie took with Seth Savarick.

If you like polymer chains, you’ll want to revisit Wendy Malinow’s version. And, come to think of it, there’s an ancient version I created in my archives. Guess I’ve been hooked on chains for a while. Escape your chains this weekend.

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  • reply claire maunsell ,

    There is something in the air, I swear….I’ve been working on a similar kind of idea in polymer chain links. Great to see this here, gives me great encouragement to work through the idea. Lovely work Debbie!

    • reply Carol Blackburn ,

      Well done Debbie. They look great.
      C xxx

      • reply jackie ,

        Debbie,beautiful bangles !

        • reply Louise Fischer Cozzi ,

          Hi Debbie.
          I saw some of your bangles, but did not see this wonderful chain necklace.
          How great!!!
          I loved spending time with you last Sunday.
          Louise

          • reply Jeannie ,

            The chain and bangle are spectacular. They would look great together.

            • reply Melanie Muir ,

              Well done, Debbie, you have that knack of being able to take something, add your own inventive interpretation and create an entirely new look with it. I love the dotty big bangle. Keep at it! Mel x

              • reply debbie carlton ,

                Cynthia, Thanks so much for the posting, I cant begin to tell you how chuffed i was to see my images on PCD. Really brilliant. I had 500+ hits on my Flickr site which was amazing and some great feedback which is really encouraging as bangles and chains take ages to make.

                I’ve started a blog ( not quite ready to tell the world about it yet) but PCD and http://www.metalclayacademy.com ( my 2 fav blogs in the world ) were my first post.

                thanks again and to all who left messages

                • reply Big bangles at Arrowmont ,

                  […] see from his latest polymer necklace at the left and the bangles he inspires in his workshops (see Friday’s post). The wearers of his creations must be prepared for […]

                  • reply Verena ,

                    Hi Debbie

                    I have been thinking for a long time that your lovely jewellery should have been shown on PCD and so pleased it is here now! Taking part in one of your pc courses has been a big inspiration to me – thanks 🙂
                    Love the big link necklace too.
                    Verena

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