Beads that speak for themselves

I was looking for polymer that was springy and required no explanation since I’m fresh out of words.

Luckily Silvia Ortiz de la Torre posted this necklace that fit my requirements precisely. If Google translator is accurate, this is Silvia’s rendition of beads from a tutorial by fellow Spaniard, Natalia Garcia de Leaniz that appeared in the new From Polymer to Art magazine (the Blue edition). They’re super textured and built on cores of crumpled foil to keep them light. Silvia uses eye-catching graduated color on the base beads.

Let me know if I botched the translation. The beads are exuberant in any language!

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  • reply Marian Hertzog ,

    Great find! Love the bright colors! I am ready for it to get warmer outside and this helps!

    • reply Silvia Ortiz de la Torre ,

      Cynthia, I’m glad that this necklace matches your needs for today’s featuring, thank you so much! The FPTA blue edition Natalia’s tutorial shows how to construct a bracelet with some slightly bent rectangles, which don’t have anything to do with the shape of my beads. I’ve borrowed however from Natalia the surface’s look of her pieces: its bumpy texture and the pierced tiny balls of clay as ornaments. Natalia is a pioneer in the use of color and bumpy beads.

      • reply Cynthia Tinapple ,

        Silvia – Thanks for clarifying. Your beads are a lovely interpretation of many different ideas that add up to pure Silvia.

        • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

          So funny–my mouse was hovering over these yesterday to send to you,when the new puppy distracted me.I love them-they jut brighten your day.

          Here in Central Texas, the first sign of Spring is the unceremonious dummping of billions of live oak leaves–a lank brown snow. Sigh. (However, it serves as an ironic reminder to menopausal women like myself that you have to go through some mighty unattractive changes before blossoming anew).

          • reply Anita Brandon ,

            Bright, beautiful and exuberant!

            • reply From Polymer To Art ,

              Super piece, Silvia! Great to see BLUE inspired you….

              • reply Natalia García de Leániz ,

                What a beautiful necklace, Silvia! So lively and colorful!

                • reply Debbie Crothers ,

                  Wow – these are certainly some gorgeous beads.

                  • reply Sue Counselman ,

                    Fantastic colors!  I need my sunglasses to look at them, they are so bright.

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