Julia Tarasenkova has studied and drawn yarrow, cornflower, wild onion and other vegetation in her Russian landscape. She reproduces them in polymer and turns them into jewelry as with this Sage necklace.
You may have thought you’d seen enough polymer bowls. Ireland’s Silvana Bates’ soap dishes pulls us out of bowl overload.
For her jewelry designs, Silvana creates batches of canes in her favorite palettes that lean toward faded colors and homey patterns.
By joining the tail ends of canes and shaping random bits into bowls, she accentuates their charm in a way that hints of soft old quilts in cozy cottages. She made these to hold her daughter’s collection of soaps.
Melanie West wore her new Bones necklace at Synergy4 in August. One night it was a long chain, the next she quickly reconfigured it as a choker and bracelet.
The genius of Melanie’s design is the way the links are connected with o-rings held in place by the bulbous ends of each snakey bead.
A more recent version of Melanie’s necklace shown at left includes curled sections, a play on vine-like necklaces by Maggie Maggio. In true Synergy spirit, Georg Dinkel joined in and suggested adding contrasting dots on the end of each link! And she’s not finished experimenting.
Has Melanie’s build-your-own bright idea started your wheels turning?
Join us over at StudioMojo where we mull over the new designs and keep the synergy going every Saturday morning.
Renan Florindo from Brazil keeps us thinking of the wild oceans. His Baleia Azul (Blue Whale) is sculpted in curving flight.
Renan added details with paint and mounted the polymer sculpt on a watercolor background. You can watch him add the details on Instagram.
The subject matter for Renan’s art is usually anatomical hearts which he sculpts and draws in incredible detail and unusual settings. I wish I understood more about his focus on hearts but his writing is sparse and the translations from Portuguese don’t help.
This powerful endangered blue whale requires no translation.