Ukraine’s Darya Podorozhna (sofoxyclay) gathers a flock of polymer birds on a delicate chain for bird lovers to wear and admire.
While these little beads don’t require much clay, they do demand a keen eye and attention to detail. Birders know their birds. You can catch them on Etsy and here she is on Instagram.
The first week after vacation has rushed by and already I could be back in the holiday frenzy. Over at StudioMojo, we’ll try to slow it down and move into the holidays with grace, a smile, and gifts from our hearts. Join us.
Paris’ Cecile Bos (11prunes) makes her delicate floral patterns look easy as the rest of us squint in amazement.
You have to think like a textile designer to understand her methods of matching repeats and working on a solid color background.
Cecile worked as a biology researcher so she’s comfortable finding patterns and working in minuscule. She turns these canes into the daintiest of jewelry that she sells on her site and shows her in-process on Instagram.
Vermont’s Christine Damm was inspired to play with her scrap veneers. No jewelry inspiration arose from the heap.
“A few screw-ups later, I decided to put them all on a backing and voila! now I have a new veneer that will become holiday cards called Merry Christmas, Baby! on Redbubble. All veneer scraps used were surface painted previously, FYI,” says Christine.
Send greetings to friends and customers that show off your art. Lots of online printers will make the photo of your work into cards and all sorts of items.
These big-hole tube beads from Pennsylvania’s Genevieve Williamson are sculpted and carved into pleasant shapes that stack together in an unpredictable way that makes the eye search for symmetry and pattern.
Color is the unifying element and soothing shapes are the icing on this cake.
California’s Meisha Barbee began this brooch with a slice of stripes in her wonderful colors. I might have stopped there but she wanted to push on.
She was fond of her silicone trivet with a bubble pattern (strange in-process shot) so she made a mold of it and used that mold to create a mokume gane pattern on top of the stripes which looked weird to my eye.
Meisha kept going and added random balls with her Etch ‘n Pearl tools. Better, but I wasn’t loving it.
Stretch, make a border, bake over a lightbulb and wow! A retro pin is born…along with a lesson about following your vision.
So I’m back to daily posting, refreshed and wiser and following my vision thanks to a month of being with friends who know the importance of following theirs.