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New neutrals

Meisha Barbee’s patterns in new neutral colors are so luscious that you might not notice that she’s veered way off from her normal brights. Here’s a little StudioMojo minute video from Meisha on how she extends the use of her templates beyond their standard sizes. Meisha’s on Facebook, Pinterest and in Google images.

A polymer mashup

Syndee Holt calls last week’s free tutorial on the Sculpey site the Meisha Squish but doesn’t the Meisha Mash sound better?  Syndee and Meisha Barbee devised this method as they sat at the same worktable cleaning up their scrap. It’s sloppy, fast mokume gane with the best colors (Syndee even provides the recipes) and easy steps. What a way […] Read more

Polymer skeptics

Really? Simply offsetting a Skinner blend could result in this? Our little group couldn’t quite believe Claire Wallis’ tutorial in the latest issue of ArtJewelry magazine (it’s a particularly good issue for polymer folks). We had to try it. One person read the instructions while the rest of us followed along with clay. And yes, we all […] Read more

Silk road

Julie Eakes (yesterday’s artist) is more than a one trick pony. While she’s drawn to mosaic portraits, she’s also a cane magician who’s been collaging her canes and patterns into a new Silk Road series of brooches and bangles. Julie was intrigued by Meisha Barbee’s process of spreading out a big selection of component canes and colors on her work surface […] Read more

Polymer mashup

These pendants-in-process by Meisha Barbee begged to be photographed at the end of the conference. Right next to them a few new earrings waited to be assembled. The angled cuts on the earrings may give you a clue that Meisha had watched Jana Roberts Benzon demonstrate her laser cut technique. But with Meisha’s distinctive color […] Read more

Stroppel’s polymer strudel

Before you tidy your polymer workspace for the weekend, consider trying a clever trick from Florida’s Alice Stroppel. She’s added a short (and free) video of her Stroppel cane on her website. Colorful cane scraps layered between thin sheets of high contrast background produce new random patterns that give the scrap new life. We had […] Read more

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