Wendy Malinow refined and reworked the polymer sea glass idea we tinkered with together at the beginning of the summer. This Oregon coast artist can’t pass up making polymer into faux beach finds.

We were riffing on Seth Savarick’s faux glass idea that will be shown in a new book due out next spring.

Wendy adds a bit of fantasy sealife to her version and weaves her shards and coral into a necklace of delicate blue greens. Click on the image to get a bit better idea of the color close up.

The clasp on the piece blends beautifully into this end of season design.

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  • reply Melinda Hayes ,

    oh s pretty. Love it. Wish I could touch it and hold it to see it better.

    • reply Alisa R. ,

      Well, I am wowed!!

      • reply Lynn/UnaOdd ,

        Wow! Wonderful! I was not familiar with Wendy’s work. Thank you for sharing this… I visited her website. Such creativity, imagination and fabulous workmanship!

        • reply Cynthia Tinapple ,

          The photos are mine and I wish they were better. It was very hard to capture the watery colors and transparency of Wendy’s piece.

          Cynthia

          • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

            I love these–and they couldn’t have popped up at a better time–I knew I had seen an artist doing faux seaglass but couldn’t remember who it was.

            • reply Ronna ,

              Ooooooh … which brand of translucent clay did she use? It’s so lovely and light. I’m guessing Pardo … ?

              • reply Cynthia Tinapple ,

                Ronna – Yep, Pardo’s the best choice.

                Cynthia

                • reply Marlene Brady ,

                  I love the organic hallmark of Wendy’s pieces; the designs with spines, bones, fossils, coral, glass and sharp abstract shapes in them. In this piece, I particularly love the juxtaposition of the hard, sharp coral (in a soft, dreamy color) against the round edges of the sea glass. Just beautiful.

                  • reply Lynda Moseley ,

                    I think you did a wonderful job with the photos, Cynthia. The translucency is very evident. These are beautiful, Wendy. I’m off to order some Pardo translucent if this is the kind of result one gets with it.

                    • reply Seth L Savarick ,

                      Very Nice!!!! I just brought back some real sea glass I found on the beach on my vacation. (some very rare colbot) Love sea glass. Love the Necklace. Love to both of you too!!!!

                      • reply carissa ,

                        Wendy’s work is breathtaking (and Cynthia’s photos are grand). I am off to grab some Pardo translucent!

                        • reply ladee ,

                          One of the most beautiful pieces I have seen all summer… can’t wait to find out how she did it…. thanks for this sight, so many, many interesting and beautiful things to do with our clay….

                          • reply Wendy Wallin Malinow ,

                            Hey Cynthia, thanks so much for mentioning this piece. I am having so much FUN working with Pardo’s translucent (can I plug?)…… Still work with a few others, but for a cool, very translucent look, can’t stay away from it! I know it’s the end of season, but am hooked on making more. Seth, glad you were able to enjoy your vacation, worried about the storms where you were headed. Have you continued your translucent work????
                            Love back!

                            • reply Colie ,

                              wow, this is cool! love the translucent effect! and of course you found something to blend in with the color scheme of the website!

                              • reply Sabine ,

                                These are fabulous designs. I have too been inspired by the post and found that Kato translucent clay almost sounds like glass when dropped – it’s just not very translucent. The premo ones are a little more trans, but not like Wendy’s. Will have to play with Pardo clay some day. Thank you so much for sharing.

                                • reply Sera ,

                                  That is faux-tastic! Wish I could find an Aussie supplier for pardo :(

                                  • reply Jursvi ,

                                    oh, it’s so nice, so tender.. this translucent clay has a great effect! thanks for sharing it!

                                    • reply Polymer jellyfish ,

                                      [...] earrings that look like they were made to go with Wendy Malinow’s beach glass necklace from Tuesday’s post. Have we spotted a translucent trend? Are sea creatures in floating to the top (bad pun) in the [...]

                                      • reply Pati Bannister ,

                                        What remarkable pieces…they are simply lovely, and almost ethereal.

                                        • reply Debbie G ,

                                          Oh Lovely. So serene looking. And it looks like real beach glass feels.

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