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.
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!
Ukraine’s Lela Todua (LelandJewelry) carves big bold polymer links and hangs them on a velvet ribbon. The dark wash of color over the red links adds a serious, aged look. You can see the necklace on a model on her Etsy listing.
Who says you can’t wear holiday decorations? Kansas’ Becky Miller wears her polymer flower creations year round. This Heavenly Holly necklace was featured on Fire Mountain Gems’ site as a finalist in their 2015 Jewelry-Making contest.
Read more about Becky’s garden-inspired works on Facebook, her blog and site. Click here to see how the model looks decked out in Becky’s polymer.
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.
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.