Home sweet polymer home

Black on PolymerClayDaily.com

Nashville’s Lindsay Black (oddlyandcompany) creates home portraits in polymer. “Home is the memories we make on the inside. The outside is a symbol of those memories,” she explains.

In her miniature versions, the grass is mowed, the flowers are blooming and all is right with the world which is a comforting thought.

You can walk through her tiny custom scenes on Instagram, Facebook, and Etsy.

Does this make you want to create your own real estate?

Focal clasps

Nelsen on PolymerClayDaily.com

Betty Nelsen’s focal beads have a catch. She nestles and overlaps and builds designs that join magnetically. The focal bead is also the clasp in this Davis, California artist’s latest line. “My aim is to create jewelry that is playful, eccentric and a bit daring,” she says.

Betty is a longtime artist/educator/painter who’s been working with polymer for a few years. Her online exposure at this point is on Facebook  and her site where her collection of designs provides a boost of inspiration to begin your week.

The link to Betty comes from Tory Hughes.

Put your heart in it

Fuchs Galchen on PolymerClayDaily.com

Time flies and it’s time to start making hearts. No need to stick with traditional reds, however.

Israel’s Orly Fuchs Galchen (Hollowology) shows us her best blues and greens dressed up with carved dots and lines. She shares hollow heart tricks in a tutorial on Etsy.

A look at Orly’s unconventional approaches shown on Instagram and Facebook will have you skipping to your studio to try your hand at some romantic mementos of your own.

Colors for a vintage year

Wiggins on PolymerClayDaily.com

What you’re looking at is Virginia artist Angie Wiggins’ wrapped and stacked polymer palette for 2017. Each year Angie starts by choosing her colors and mixing a big batch.

“I cleaned out my half of our tiny crawl space attic and found a piece of fabric from drapes that my mom had made back in the 1950s. It had sat in the sewing room/spare bedroom for six months before it dawned on me to start researching the colors of the mid-century,” she explains in her blog post.

Angie has spent weeks mixing her vintage palette and now she’s ready to launch into her art.

Her methodical, focused yet serendipitous approach is something many artists aspire to but few achieve. Even the way she neatly wraps and stores her stash is impressive. It looks like a box of chocolates!

You can see Angie’s mixed media bowls and polymer pretties on her blog, Facebook and Instagram. Her Pinterest boards lead you through her process even further.

Inspired mosaic

Boucher on Polymerclaydaily.com

The rich textures in the polymer mosaic work of Darwin, Australia’s Nicole Boucher (BlueMallee) reflect her tropical surroundings.

This particular oriental-inspired piece was snatched up by a customer who then sent Nicole a photo of its new home. It landed where it belonged!

Another photo of the mosaic here shows off its dark jewel colors with lustrous gold highlights. Over 90 tiles surround what looks like a slab of ancient text.

Scroll through Nicole’s Facebook to view some of her other mosaics and jewelry.

More pink

Beal on PolymerClayDaily.com

This piece from the unpredictable Carol Beal (beadunsupervised) blends nicely with yesterday’s pink brooches.

Carol’s style is carefree, almost slapdash and always entirely her. Her lemons make great lemonade. More on Instagram.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  • I'm Cynthia Tinapple, an artist, curator, and leader in the polymer clay community for over 20 years.

    On this blog I showcase the best polymer clay art online to inspire and encourage you. I also send out weekend extras in the premium newsletter, StudioMojo.

    You can find my book, Polymer Clay Global Perspectives, on Amazon.


  • Here are 4 ways to get daily posts


  • Download your FREE eBook
    7 Great Ways to Teach Yourself Polymer Clay.
    Contains 62 free resources for learning polymer clay online.

    Click here to download.