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Semi-precious polymer

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Ana Belchi’s imitation agates sit comfortably surrounded by rough black bezels suspended from sleek brass bails.

See how this Madrid artist’s polymer semi-precious lookalikes move beyond modest beach stones.

She says she’s wanted to explore stones for years and finally hit upon designs that work. You can see them on Flickr and Facebook.

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Art by inchies

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Spain’s Miryam Garcia moves us away from yesterday’s large works to witness the power of small ones.

Inchies are so ubiquitous that we hardly notice them. But when Miryam grouped hers, the dots and textures took on new life as a colorful quilt. Wall art by inches!

Earlier this year Miryam’s Occluded Symmetry won a Staedtler design contest. She shows her impressive prize loot on her blog.

Even better, she reveals her design drawing (below right) for perfectly positioning all the dots on the pendant. And here’s the back of the piece.

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You can wander through her Flickr photos and see how dots and cracks have evolved in her work as she’s taken classes and developed her style.

Polymer epiphany

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“Do you know the moment at night — right before you fall asleep? That’s when I sometimes get the best ideas. Last night — out of nowhere — that very detailed picture of an earring design popped up right in front of my inner eye….so I had to try it today. They’re in the oven right now,” said Bettina Welker in describing a recent polymer epiphany.

Georg Dinkel caught this photo of Bettina wearing her new creations at the recent Staedtler Fimo Symposium in Paris. Bettina’s cutout shapes are heavily textured and often stacked or moving.

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She calls her series The Place In Between and perhaps this week your best ideas are hiding in some overlooked spot, just waiting for you to relax and accept them.

There’s a free Pin-to-Pendant Converter tutorial on Bettina’s revamped site in case your customers, like hers, want to wear their jewelry in various ways.

You can find more of Bettina’s work and tutorials on Facebook, Pinterest, I-Pernity and Etsy.

Framed shapes

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Genevieve Williamson makes minimalist look easy. Three drop-shaped polymer layers are stacked on top of each other and dusted with a hint of texture and paint. The effect is breezy and wearable.

Williamson on PCDaily

Read all about her framed shapes approach to polymer in the latest issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine. Genevieve’s Etsy shop and Instagram site are full of scrumptious examples.

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