Sabine Spiesser’s Dare to Dream of Timeless Opulence was named the winner of the Aussiepolyclayers 2011 Competition and featured on the Voila site. Watch parts float in the shimmering cloisonne that you can seeĀ more closely here.

Sabine was born in Angola and now lives in Melbourne. A former potter and self-taught digital artist, she brings the layering and transparency processes that are familiar on the computer to her meticulous faux cloisonne polymer pieces.

Sabine credits Eugenia Topina with teaching her the technique which she has mastered and expanded. You can read more about the technique and its development here.

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  • reply Mary Kaye ,

    Wow. That is truly amazing. Just beautiful.

    • reply Carla R ,

      That is an absolutely gorgeous piece, amazingly executed. Wow!

      • reply Christine Dumont ,

        Cynthia, thank you so much for featuring Sabine’s piece. It is such a gorgeous piece living up to its title!

        • reply Sabine Spiesser ,

          Thank you so much for featuring my necklace. I love the technique and am forever grateful for Eugena’s tutorial. Credit also needs to go to Christine Dumont for the cellularia cane used in the tube beads. I learnt crating these in her fabulous hollow beads course.

          • reply Sherry Bailey ,

            Stunning! Really wonderful!

            • reply Priscilla ,

              Breathtaking. I recently came across Eugenia’s website. In addition to being a talented artist, she’s obviously also a wonderful teacher.

              • reply Georgie Galante ,

                Love your work! Fabulous and beautiful!

                • reply Beverly Jane ,

                  Congratulations Sabine. Your art is mezmerizing and so beautiful.

                  • reply Sabine Spiesser ,

                    Eugena Topina has written a very detailed tutorial and from memory there is more info somewhere on her old blog.

                    • reply Eugena ,

                      Congratulations, Sabine! Your necklace is simply gorgeous! I love everything about it – the colors, the construction, the overall design…
                      And thank you for mentioning me. I am glad you are enjoying the technique!

                      • reply Helen Breil ,

                        Absolutely beautiful Sabine! As Eugena mentions every aspect about it is exceptional – Congratulations!

                        • reply Colie ,

                          Love how the parts float! Awesome job Sabine! Thank you, Cynthia, for bringing this piece and artist to my attention.

                          • reply Sera ,

                            OMG. That is absolutely without a doubt DIVINE! How wonderful to have an artist of such talent in Australia :)
                            Thankyou for sharing this GEM, Cynthia.

                            • reply Linda Howard ,

                              I’m speechless. That necklace is gorgeous! What a triumph. Congratulations to this exceptional artist!

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