Ukraine’s Lela Todua says her influences are bohemian, tribal, rustic, modern, gypsy, hippie. She remixes that stew of styles into her own look, refining and paring down her designs to a few strong pieces in a range of colors.
Pennsylvania’s Staci Louise Smith created these latest crackled, rustic beads in a big hurry when she was asked to prepare an online course for CraftArtEdu.
Rather than carefully consider all that might be required, Staci said yes and jumped in. The result is gold…in a rush. Gold Rush!
Staci has taught several popular classes on organic beads built on white clay. She takes the color and bling up a notch on this iteration and adds another variation to the crackle craze.
Inks, textures, metals – Anke Humpert’s Steampunk beads pull you in for a closer look. The cutouts and peek-a-boo details on the layered lentil shapes tell you how much thought and care Anke took as she built these muted beauties. She shows them assembled into a necklace on Flickr and Facebook.
These beads were part of the Steampunk Transformers jewellery set, a brooch, pendant, bracelet and beads that string together on a chain and come with their own matching storage container. It’s a class in a box that Anke devised for the Florida Fandango.
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There’s great pleasure in finding a palette that resonates and mixing the colors in polymer.
Here France’s Laure Steele (Lor et Creations) built her palette from a photograph and then assembled components into a large kaleidoscope cane in Carol Simmons’ recent master class in La Crau, France.
Alaska’s Katie Way readies these polymer magnets for her first spring show.
Katie uses a “cut out and replace” process then adds texture and color. You can get a better sense of her methods by looking at her latest studio shot.
Katie stacked thin silver and polymer disks onto earwires to beef up her jewelry inventory.
Katie stays true to her Bullseye name and continues to find ways to expand and use her bright circles.
Croatia’s Nikolina Otrzan can’t stop churning out new ideas!
Lately she’s obsessed with geometry, cutting thick chunks of terrazzo-like polymer patterns and stacking them together at varying angles.
Her fan club is waiting patiently at Etsy hoping that some of these new pieces will make their way into her shop.