Right on target

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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.

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You can peek at the rest of her offerings on Flickr, Facebook, and Etsy.

Katie stays true to her Bullseye name and continues to find ways to expand and use her bright circles.

Tantalizing terrazzo

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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.

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Her fan club is waiting patiently at Etsy hoping that some of these new pieces will make their way into her shop.

In the meanwhile you can see Nikolina’s work on Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest and learn some of her tricks on CraftArtEdu.

Dog bowls

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Of course you’d guess that Baltimore’s Linda Pearl was a dog lover from her bowls in the swap at the Virginia conference. You might also sense that her background is in pottery. And her shapes and treatments have a distinctly Japanese feel to them.

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She showed me how she cut a shape and let it slump inside a hemisphere cake bowl creating a graceful shallow dish shape.

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She transferred her images from toner copies and played with various textures and metallic finishes.

Linda’s Facebook page is pretty sparse and she swears that better online presence is on her to-do list. Click on the images here to see more.

This crop of bowls was a particularly good one and we’ll cover it more completely in Saturday’s StudioMojo.

Gelato polymer

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Lindly Haunani opened a box of her new “Spring Gelato” tinted translucent beads ready for stringing and our mouths watered at their lusciousness. The edges of the canes were accented with embossing powders. The petals are gently pinched, and shaped. They’re drilled after baking. More on Facebook.

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Lindly works mise en place, creating all the components for her limited editions before she begins the assembly process.

PCD will unveil a bit more from Virginia tomorrow and reveal a more comprehensive wrap-up on this weekend’s StudioMojo.

 

Refreshing polymer

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Carol Blackburn shaped these bright little polymer purses to accommodate a small perfume atomizer in case the wearer needed to refresh. She shows an open purse here. See more of her incredibly sharp patterns (canes) and crisp colors on Flickr.

Sparks flying

You’d think the polymer groupies gathered in Virginia would be out of ideas after 26 years but the sparks are still flying. PCD will feature some of the new ideas from here at the end of the week. StudioMojo will contain even more of the newest tips and tricks in the Saturday newsletter.

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