Going rogue in Charleston

South Carolina’s Shannon Tabor (Charleston_Clay_Jewelry) models her chunky, colorful, carved beads on Instagram.

Here in Shannon’s Going Rogue necklace, she combines the carved beads she loves to make with textured rounds and a stack of rondelles. She throws in a few surprises just to keep it interesting.

Shannon’s statement necklaces are for those who embrace color and aren’t afraid to speak up. Perfect for spring 2018!

Step-by-step mosaic marvel

Step-by-step mosaic from Bridget Derc on PolymerClayDaily.com

Starting the week with step-by-step photos from the UK’s Bridget Derc makes us feel like we’re already working in the studio.

Bridget’s Katie in the Garden is a 9″x12″ homage to her cat. It took her over a year to finish this polymer mosaic to her satisfaction.

The colors are alluring and her ingenious skinner-blended border will give you a Monday morning headful of ideas. See more of her on Facebook.

Scrappy pots

Carol Lessans uses up scrap and gets a jump on spring on PolymerClayDaily.com

Maryland’s Carol Lessans got a jump on spring and used up leftover veneers and canes by applying them to flower pots. Yes, you can fire clay pots in the oven. A little glue or liquid polymer will make the bits and pieces hold firmly.

In her preparations for the season, Carol has also covered a birdhouse and other garden items. You may recall that she embellished her mailbox years ago and it survived a number of snowy winters. More on Facebook.

Need more wild ideas? Sometimes I hesitate to put edgy, out there polymer in the daily posts and I save them up for the weekend StudioMojo where the die-hards hang out. Walk with us on the wild side each Saturday!

Tutorial in the works

Pavla Cepelikova promises a tutorial on PolymerClayDaily.com

These colors from Prague’s Pavla Cepelikova (Saffron Addict) vibrate against each other in the most interesting way as the strips of clay wind around in her Confetti brooch.

She promises that a tutorial is in the works. I’ll let my eyes figure out why the colors in her Manhattan brooch below stop me in my tracks. 

Pavla Cepelikova promises a tutorial on PolymerClayDaily.com

In the meantime, visit her on Flickr and Etsy.

Note that there were a couple mistakes in yesterday’s Angel post (like Ron’s address) that have been corrected.

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