Very limited bandwidth so no pictures today. Check Instagram.
Petra Nemravova’s brooch is a whirl of words surrounded by spinning hologram beads. The motion and energy of this piece resonate with me as I pack and prepare for a summer break. Check in on Petra on Facebook and her site.
Can’t say how much I’ll post during my weeklong break. We’ll leave it to chance, mood and weather. If you miss your daily dose, browse the PCD archives in the column at the right (10 years worth this month) and pop over to Instagram for pictures. Have a great weekend.
Tamara Shea’s Pile O’ Books necklace kicks off the back-to-school season (and there’s a sale at her Etsy shop).
Tamara’s Block Party Press business has grown steadily since she first jumped online seven years ago when her sons were young and she wanted to find a way to stay at home with them.
She draws her own designs, carves her stamps, and cuts out her polymer components. Then she paints and distresses them.
Rebecca Watkins simplifies our Wednesday and reminds us that it’s still possible to create colorful, cheery, fashionable art by stringing big round polymer balls on a cable.
Artybecca’s beads are colored with dots of shared colors and textured with circles. A dark wash of paint brings out the lines.
Nothing forced or fussy about this necklace. No laborious techniques. A smooth finish and a nice polish and they’re good to go.
Take a deep breath, lighten up on the expectations, and have some fun. See more of Rebecca on Facebook and Flickr. You may enjoy reading about how she “blew up” a perfectly good cane to get back to the big patterns she prefers.