Deceiving deco polymer

Polymer clay bezels have moved up a notch in sophistication lately. New metallic clays, gilders pastes and other surface treatments combined with convincing faux aging techniques make it difficult to tell what’s metal and what’s not.

The bronze beads and bezels on Elsie Smith’s site (Sweet2spicy) and in her Zibbet gallery have an art deco feel to them. You’ll want to look twice to make sure that they’re polymer. Mary Ann Loveless sent in the link.

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  • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

    I have been so inspired by Elsie’s work–she has taken a simple idea and made it into such a fabulous look; and I adore her faux dichro pieces–such luscious colors. She is one to watch!

    • reply Cara Jane ,

      they do look fab! Funny I spent this morning pinning some art deco and art nouveau pieces.

      • reply Jennifer Jill Araya ,

        What beautiful pendants! Thanks for sharing. These are definitely inspiring.

        • reply Elsie Smith ,

          Thanks so much for featuring my pendants Cynthia! I’m thrilled to have this opportunity.
          Randee – you are always so supportive.
          Thanks all!

          • reply Elsie ,

            I also wanted to thank Mary Ann Loveless for sending in my link 🙂

            • reply Lynda Moseley ,

              Congratulations on the PCD feature, Elsie! It’s much deserved. Your flickr photostream is a constant source of inspiration. Bravo!

              • reply carissa ,

                beautiful work! love the bling!

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