One-of-a-kind polymer


Sophie Arzalier (Cristalline) starts her holiday decorating with polymer that hints of enamels. The poinsettia petals and backgrounds are made with subtle blends that make them glow.

Sophie takes advantage of one sure-fire palette and combines the components in ways that make them each one-of-a-kind.

She shares her methods on her blog, on Facebook, and in her Etsy shop.

Home run

I’m hugging my computer and blessing my studio now that we’re home after too long on the road (extra time for ice). Now to sort the mail, take care of the dangling loose ends and retrieve the balls I dropped. Thank you for hanging in there with me.

Polymer clay angles


These polymer clay earrings from Lindsay Locatelli (WazoDesigns) are all lines and angles and not quite matching in a thoroughly modern way.

Lindsay sometimes carves wood and her expertise shows. We usually think of faceting using triangular shapes. Here she cuts straight down to form rectangular planes. Her use of climbing ropes for stringing beads is another favorite departure for Lindsay.

Go check her out on Instagram and Facebook. Here’s an earlier PCD feature.

Turkey Day


Happy Turkey Day from the USA via Marina Andrin from Serbia. It’s a small world.

Enjoy Marina’s menagerie in polymer on Facebook, Bahance, and Pinterest.

Let me share Mari O’Dell’s holiday greeting that reminds us all to remember that: ..

If your blessing is wealth, share it.
If your blessing is health, take care of it.
If your blessings are people, love them.
This season we see more clearly now we’re blessed by giving and receiving.
We know deep down what matters most is family and friends.

Parts, pieces, problem solving polymer

Campbell at PCDaily

Don’t be fooled by this little quilt-like image of Heather Campbell’s mixed media assemblage that includes much sculpted polymer. You must envision it full-sized – a 4-foot square!

And be sure to look at Heather’s in-process photos like the one below to get a better idea of the size and complexity of the piece.

The heavily encrusted circles and spirals join into one piece called Keep Circling. This story speaks about the need to, “Keep searching for that space and place that gives you meaning and purpose. You are the only one that can recognize and identify your center as home.” she explains.

Campbell on PCDaily

Heather says that, “All my assemblage pieces have a story, and it’s so much more fulfilling to me to work on something with parts and pieces, and problem solving.”

Heather refers to her style as Bohemian Nouveau, combining the free spirited characteristics of the Bohemian lifestyle with the decorative motifs of the Art Nouveau movement. Learn much more on her sites on Pinterest, Artful Home and Artists of Utah.







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