Loose, colorful, happily twirled polymer beads popped into view this week.
Kathryn Corbin’s necklace starts with big textured peach-colored tubes on a thick cord.
In the center, bigger loops of random surface textures in springy colors overlap and crowd against each other. It’s a fresh and spontaneous look that kept catching my eye in Claire Maunsell’s weekend surface techniques class in Boston. What a great use for the samples we were accumulating in class!
Then Jean Rutka posted pictures from a weekend group event in Morrisburg, Ontario.
One photo featured thin extruded polymer strings that Lyn Tremblay twirled into flat round disks and strung into a fabric-like necklace. On her Facebook page Lyn shows a number of other fun designs that come to her when she lets the clay “speak to her”.
Is this fascination with easily twirled bits of clay a trend or just a reflection of the exuberance of spring?
Thank you Jean and Cynthia! What a wonderful surprise to Ind this in my mailbox this morning! And to be featured with Kathryn – I am over the moon!
Cynthia, I hope you got my e-mail thanking you for your complimentary observations of this necklace. Thank you as well for your delightful company and humor. Harvard doesn’t know what it missed.
Thnaks for the daily dose of gorgeousness. I love being introduced to artists as I am new to using Polymer Clay.