Integrating construction and design

This RoseBall polymer necklace from Italy’s Laura Bocchi is an elegant solution to jewelry construction. She embeds ball chain in polymer as a design element and bakes the entire necklace.

Laura has also used guitar strings to achieve the same effect.

I’ll be teaching a polymer sampler class at our new art center this fall (there’s still room!) and my eye is drawn to smart, simple designs as I think about class projects.

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  • reply ilenia ,

    we are proud of Laura and is beautyful technics!
    greatings from Italy !

    • reply Jeannie ,


      • reply Marlene Brady ,

        I’ve always loved the idea of embedding and layering of materials into polymer. Laura’s piece is so elegant, but with a touch of industrial. Lovely piece.

        • reply Mags ,

          Ingenious use of connections and wire in her work. Thanks for sharing it Cynthia! You are the best!

          • reply Sera ,

            Whoooooo that Italian style really catches the eye 😉
            I love the cloud piece…it totally rocks!

            • reply Belle Kolste ,

              Nice use of mixed media. I would love to know how Laura has tamed the wild guitar strings. I have some and can’t get them to behave.

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