Artists

Rough and ready

Tserembadam on PCDaily

This recent rough and colorful necklace from Enkhe Tserenbadam blends bright blue beads with rich gold nuggets. The irregular shapes are so pitted that they appear smooth and soft. The effect is both organic and other-worldly.

Enkhe has been playing with a number of designs infused with energy and ready to move in new directions. Born in Mongolia and now living in Switzerland, she has already come a long way. Browse through her small vessels and jewelry to see where she’s headed. She’s on FacebookInstagram and her own site.

Working together in American Craft

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The June/July 2016 issue of American Craft is all about teamwork: struggles, triumphs, and lessons from working together. Included in the highlighted partnerships are jewelers and polymer artists Steve Ford and David Forlano.

In this video trailer they explain how their 28-year, east/west partnership has survived and how their work has thrived.

The magazine article (and of course all the luscious photos of their work) make us very proud of the trail they have blazed for other polymer artists. Be sure to read the comments and see more work on Facebook.

Mixing your own recipe

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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.

Lela makes all her jewelry elements in polymer which keeps the design cohesive and unmistakably Lela. See her work on Flickr, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.

Gold rush

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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!

She talks about her leap-before-you-look experience on the LoveMyArtJewelry blog. You can sample her class at CraftArtEdu. You’ll also find her on Facebook, Pinterest and her own site.

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.

Class in a box

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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.

Join us on StudioMojo tomorrow for demos of tips and irresistible tools shared in Virginia. 

Wearing the sunset

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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.

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See more stunning results from Laure’s Facebook and Carol’s page and site. And if you’re searching for color inspiration, don’t miss Carol’s Pinterest site.

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