Painted pod necklace

Doreen Gay Kassel's pod necklace will turn heads on PolymerClayDaily.com

Since riotous colors have emerged as this week’s theme, we’ll revisit beads that New York’s Doreen Gay Kassel made for a swap.

After the swap, Doreen created another batch of pods, ruffles, and berries and combined them into this sumptuous necklace. She builds the beads from white clay shapes and then with an illustrator’s practiced eye, paints each one in beautiful colors.

The riot of color and shapes becomes a party necklace that will make heads turn.

Pour yourself a cup of energetic polymer

Energetic polymer to start your day from Yehudit Yitzhaki on PolymerClayDaily.com

This over-the-top covered ceramic teapot is from Israel’s Yehudit Yitzhak. What kind of mood do you have to be in to create a piece like this? And how many canes must you have at your fingertips?

Her works are full of energy and colors that require sunglasses. Way to start a Tuesday!

If you could use a shot of energy, go look at all her works on Flickr.

Springy polymer bracelets

Bonnie Bishoff covers a springy wire with a folded collection of patterns on PolymerClayDaily.com

Thanks to Maine’s Bonnie Bishoff for starting our week with this great eye candy, her new springy bracelets. Take a closer look on Instagram.

Bonnie Bishoff covers a springy wire with a folded collection of patterns on PolymerClayDaily.com

Polymer circles and tubes covered in an assortment of lively patterns are folded over memory wire (or something similar) that spirals itself into a bracelet.

The patterns bounce around and stack on top of each other in the most satisfying way to bring you a happy Monday treat.

From the rabbit hole

This is what happens when I’m writing StudioMojo, searching for cool tidbits. Right down the rabbit hole, I fall. This week I ended up in Belarus with Solar Bird on Instagram.

Aren’t Kseniya Iokhna’s cutout earrings just perfect?

Then I started thinking about my neglected Silhouette machine and how I could fire it up and start cutting polymer again. There are far too many distractions out there in polymerlandia. How will I ever get this week’s news covered at this rate?

Somehow I do get back to writing. We’re on our 376th issue! Amazing! Join us on Saturdays at StudioMojo.org where we die-hards spend some guilt-free time savoring the juicy bits that flow by.

Polymer brainstorm

Shannon Tabor paints through the storm on PolymerClayDaily.com

Shannon Tabor’s (CharlestonClay) series of squares shows her abstract paintings combined with polymer to great effect!

Were her swirling images inspired by the storm? She’s from South Carolina and I’m hoping she’s dry.

The polymer mokume gane pieces are mounted with lifts that make them appear to float above the canvases. The triptych will be sold as a set. See them on Instagram.

Shannon’s brainstorm enlivens her paintings and shows us a tantalizing twist.

Gilded leaves

Tina Holden adds glitz to fall with metal leaf on PolymerClayDaily.com

Wednesday could use some seasonal glitter and British Columbia’s Tina Holden (Beadcomber) provides it with her colorful sparkling leaves. Looks like metal leaf, right?

Usually, she sticks to beach themes that reflect the world around her. But in the fall the leaves put on quite a color show that Tina takes up a notch with inks and glitz.

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