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Translucent fever

No matter how hard you try not to catch it, Translucent Fever is in the spring air (in this hemisphere anyway). Once you come in contact (Marie Segal got it going) then you start encountering glassy pastel examples everywhere. These stacked petal earrings are from Spain’s Manon van Kempen on Instagram.  Manon has a feel for flowers […] Read more

Drawn to translucent

Kathrin Neumaier taunts us with more of her tantalizing Pardo translucent creations. This time she shows thin color-blended petals gathered and suspended from earwires. Makes you think of projects to try for spring, doesn’t it? This hummingbird seems to be attracted to the flowers! It’s a big cane (2 1/2″ tall and 6″ wide) from […] Read more

Gossamer gills from translucent polymer

These polymer color chips scattered around Seth Savarick’s work area look like beach glass or Italian ice. They’re what Seth calls his “gossamer gills” and to create shapes he stacks paper-thin multicolor layers of the baked translucent clay. It’s hard to explain (especially late at night). Here are a few pictures of his collaboration with Robert […] Read more

Inabe’s floating translucents

Masako Inabe’s translucent goldfish truly floats on one of her polymer clay beads. And her butterfly flutters on another. Donna Kato sent in these pictures taken at Carnival ’07. “I think that goldfish bead is the most beautiful polymer bead I’ve ever seen. It’s so Japanese,” says Donna. (There are more pictures of it in […] Read more

Autumn leaves

Moscow’s Natalia Leitman (madlen) gathers three translucent polymer leaves into a fall brooch. The gently curved thin variegated pinks, reds, and oranges glow and show off the vein markings. See more of Natalia on Instagram and Flickr Watch what you love If you love tools and would like to forget about politics, join Craftcast’s Alison Lee and her […] Read more

Decoding polymer DNA

Samples of cane slices are not usually newsworthy but these translucent pieces from Maryland’s Kelly Russell will have you transfixed. The patterns have a slightly DNA look. Kelly holds a #5 slice out in the sun and the delicate strands light up. There’s much that we’re just discovering about building layers of pattern with translucent thanks to […] Read more

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