This polymer pendant from Ukraine’s Svetlana (Rereshechka) makes a festive wearable garland of faux pine and cones, taking an organic approach to holiday jewelry.

Since I’ve missed many of this year’s shopping days, I’m less overwhelmed by the season and have a less jaded approach to decorations and festivities. It’s a nice turn of events.

If seasonal polymer doesn’t inspire you, Els VanHaasen’s experiments with pastel crayons may push you back to the studio to mess around with this painterly effect. See what she’s doing here.

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  • reply ilenia ,

    So beautiful idea and technic, i love the results, perfect choice of colors with silver details !

    • reply Klavdija ,

      Great! I love it!

      • reply suzanne ,

        very beautiful! do the pastels have to be oil or can one also use chalk?

        • reply Anita Brandon ,

          The pine cone garland is unique, lovely, beautifully crafted and totally appropriate for the season. The experiments with pastel crayons produce a very beautiful effect.

          • reply Els van Haasen ,

            What a surprise to Finder my first pastelchalk tryout on polymer clay daily! Thanks for posting this. I used soft chalks on raw clay so for those who want to try this as well, it’s fun!

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