Florida’s Christina Cassidy (Chevre Feuille) gazes out her window and draws what she sees on polymer (fired first, I assume) with India ink.

This Fleabit Grey Horse Pendant is drawn with India ink on glitter-speckled clay. The background was ink-washed.

Christina explains that, “Working with India and many colored inks, colored pencil, watercolors or different colored clays, I sculpt, draw, or etch my ideas on the surface of each piece.” She adds a sealing finish as the last layer.

Christina worked with horses for many years and they remain her muses. Have an inspired weekend.

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  • reply Christine Damm ,

    I love Christina’s method — she produces horse imagery that goes far beyond the usual equine-inspired jewelry. I have a pair of her earrings and they are like modern Lascaux drawings in that she has captured the very essence of the horse. I wear them often. For the non-horse folks out there– “fleabit” has nothing to do with bugs, it’s a color stage a horse goes through on its way from black to white, meaning a gray (white) coat with tiny black dots– very pretty. Thanks for featuring Christina, Cynthia!

    • reply Liz Hall ,

      Having horses and of course loving jewelry I just adore her work, her style is just lovely. I bought a pendant of hers for a dear horse friend of mine and when it arrived I was tempted to keep it for myself – Thanks for the reminder, now I have to gift myself one of her works!

      • reply Anita Brandon ,

        I’m captivated by the pen and ink animal drawings, especially the horses. Each is a tiny complete work of art.

        • reply Lynn Lunger/UnaOdd ,

          I agree with Christine! My first impression was Lascaux. Very evocative and lovely work!

          • reply Christina Cassidy ,

            Wow, thank you so much Cynthia! Such great company I have landed in! And thanks all, for the kind and encouraging words. I love drawing small and drawing on polymer clay is wonderful, it’s so forgiving and inspiring. Chris cassidy

            • reply Selma ,

              Just reminded me of the history of art before the new era. Beautiful works that reflect the warmth of colors. Very nice piece of jewelry!

              • reply Karina ,

                Awesome! Wow ^_^

                • reply Varda Levram-Ellisman ,

                  As a horse lover I am very impressed by the way Christina captures the essense of the horse in her art. Inspiring!
                  Varda

                  • reply sandra ,

                    Shevre Feuille’s drawing over clay are pure art.

                    • reply carissa ,

                      absolutely stunning. You’ve captured the movement, the personality. great job.

                      • reply Lorrene Baum-Davis ,

                        Cynthia, WOW… Thank you so much for this post. It is so inspiring.

                        • reply Lynda Moseley ,

                          What an inspiration! I am so envious of artists who paint and draw. I’d give up a lot to be able to capture fluidity and grace the way Christina does. Thanks so much for featuring Christina’s art today, Cynthia.

                          • reply maerys ,

                            Quel mariage réussi , une matière moderne comme la polymère, le dessin d’une artiste de talent et tout cela nous renvoie quelques milliers d’années en arrière , avec beaucoup de bonheur !

                            • reply Michelle Olson ,

                              HI Christina…
                              I absolutely love your unique inspiring work! I work with senior citizens and we do many types of visual art…lately some of them have asked to make jewelry. As a photographer and mixed media artist, his is not my forte. I have played with polymer clay but love the idea that they can draw on it as a canvas. Any tips or advice you can give me to help them express themselves in their creative jewelry? Thanks so much! ~Michelle

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