Brazilian bling in polymer

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After finding the polymer work of Tinisa Teixeira and her studio, Duo Atelie, (thanks to a tip from Sarah Wilbanks) we’re going to have to take a closer look the polymer art coming from Brazil. You can feel a very different polymer aesthetic.

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Tinisa’s designs are fresh and unconstrained. The metallics of the PVclay made in Rio glow with a unusual shimmer. The manufacturer claims that the material is 100% recyclable!

See the polymer clothing of Luciana Inojosa on Instagram and the surreal video of a polymer doll coming to life by Leevi Lehtinen.

Aren’t you glad we have the weekend to dive into Brazil and these exciting fashions? There’s more of Tinisa’s work to explore on Facebook.

Tigertail in circles

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Bonnie Bishoff coiled loops of tigertail (nylon coated wire) and embedded part of each coil in striped half-circles of polymer to make this light, bouncy necklace. It can be doubled into a short curly version.

Assembling it must have been tricky since the necklace would have to be constructed first and then baked. The wire adds to the graphic quality of the design. There’s another example on Bonnie’s Pinterest site.

This was Bonnie’s response to one of the Creators Art Challenges that’s traveling around online. See more of her challenge creations on Facebook and follow Bonnie on her site.

Coincidental polymer art

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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.

The colors are “coincidental” (as she explains on her blog) and happen to match everything in her closet. She wears them here.

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.

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