Making polymer relics

Christine Damm reveals a bit about her Solstice Necklace in current and upcoming posts on her blog.

Her concepts have coalesed into a teachable format that she’ll debut at ArtBLISS in Washington, D.C. in late September. Her class is called Whimsical Blooms.

Christine makes molds of her favorite found items but that’s just the start. “The part of me that enters into the mix then is in how I color these copies and antique them and arrange them into wearable art. They are transformed by what I add to their history and their story becomes part of my story,” she says.

Today’s important tip, “You don’t have to use the whole image. You can use a mold you’ve made of an antique button but use a piece of polymer clay that’s larger than the impression so you have a “relic”– an irregular shape that looks like it has disintegrated somewhat in the aging process. You can flatten edges or texture them with a tool or a texture sheet. I like to thin the edges out to create the illusion of disintegration even more.” See this necklace and her experiments up close on her Flickr site. Thanks to Margit B√∂hmer for the link!

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  • reply Christine Damm ,

    Thank you, Cynthia! So pleased to be able to share the “Solstice” with all your readers! Happy Wednesday!

    • reply Susan Detwiler ,

      These are so incredibly gorgeous! And Christine’s blog and Flickr site are feasts for the eyes. Thanks for sharing these with us.

      • reply caren goodrich ,

        very nice! I love the “important tip”.

        • reply Cindy ,

          What a beautiful feature today! We’re so looking forward to meeting Christine when she joins us in the DC area this September!

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