Is it enamel? Polymer is such a fabulous faux medium that this necklace from Polina and Sergey Muha could fool you.
The Kiev couple assures me that they use polymer for the base shapes, friends’ illustrations for images, and resin for the glassy effect. “We love to work in collaboration with different artists, illustrators, photographers,” says Polina. In this necklace 15 cat illustrations, the work of Russian artist Rimma Coffeee, hang together happily on a cord.
While the concept isn’t altogether new, the look of the thin shaped illustration beads is young and fashionable.
One of the benefits of polymer’s popularity spreading around the world is that new artists look at the medium with fresh eyes. Genevieve Williamson sent in this link saying, “I find it interesting when people use polymer clay to suit their own purposes instead of feeling obligated to use it in any traditional manner.”
Turns out, the couple have been regular visitors to PCDaily. Do you know artists out there using polymer in unusual ways?