Inspired by the oxidized silver and gold jewelry at the Baltimore American Craft Council show, Donna Greenberg wanted to see if she could imitate the expensive metals in polymer clay. Here are her two faux oxidized gold Natura freeform bracelets with faux opal, quartz and hematite pearls. Her Facebook page shows even more.

She says, “I don’t have to tell you how seductive this material is. It’s always leading me down unexpected paths. I recently left my mural and decorative finish company after 22 years and I needed something creative to do as well as earn a living at. This is a lot easier than standing on scaffolding and ladders ten hours a day!” Have an easy weekend.

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  • reply Eva ,

    Hello Cynthia!
    thanks for this beautiful picture! Always so “Chic” with Donna!
    Have a nice Weekend!

    • reply claire maunsell ,

      Her work is always fresh and different! It’s always great to see a new approach with great results – it inspires everyone.

      • reply carissa nichols ,

        Holy Smokes! How elegently sexy! Way to go Donna!

        • reply Janice Sears ,

          Those bracelets are beautiful! The oxidized effect is great and I like the leaf forms as well. Great design!

          • reply Ingrid Gans ,

            Absolutely amazing, my favorite kind of faux. I admire Donna’s work so much.

            • reply Sherry Bailey ,

              I guess I’m in a nit-picky mood — gold doesn’t oxidize. (That’s one of the enduring qualities that make it valuable.) Maybe she could call this oxidized brass or bronze… silver oxidized (hence the need to polish it). Copper oxidizes (hence brown un-shiney pennies.) But not gold.

              Which is not to undermine the attractiveness or effectiveness of the LOOK of the jewelry at all. (Just how it’s described.)

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