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Urban chic polymer

Gusman on PCDaily
Gusman on PCDaily

Geometric, minimalist, modern, distressed, urban – some of the adjectives you might use to describe the polymer jewelry of Israel’s Danna Gusman pictured wearing her work here.

The integral use of chains, the scratched and dirty textures make a chic, fashionable statement.

You can find more work like this Squares Modern necklace and Gray and Black Mandala on Danna’s Facebook and Pinterest sites as well as her Etsy site.¬†Genevieve Williamson sent in this link and you can see that she shares an aesthetic with Danna.

Russell renaissance

Russell on PCDaily

Maryland’s Kelly Russell crackles, paints, transfers, stamps and leafs and she does it so well that it’s hard to say what the material is. But what you can say it that it’s beautiful and you can bet there’s polymer involved.

It looks like Kelly has abandoned her website and only puts photos on Facebook. She has a huge Pinterest site but none of her own art is there. She makes us work to find her.

Russell on PCDaily

You can click on these photos to get larger versions but you’ll have to go to Facebook to see other shots that show their intricacy and dimension. The pendant below has surprising dimension (the polymer cameo is quarter-sized) and a glass bezel.

The colors and the crackle make the pieces look ancient. Kelly has spent the last few years refining her PMC skills and we welcome her back to the polymer neighborhood.

Cosmogony polymer

Zazybo on PCDaily

Russia’s Ekaterina Zazybo makes polymer imitate ceramics, stone, enamels and other materials in new ways. Her pieces play with both roughness and precision.

The roughness comes from powders and texturing while the pigments and gilding on the tight designs are neatly rendered. The resulting effect is both ancient and other-worldly as her Cosmogony shop name suggests.

Zazybo on PCDaily

Her methods are mysterious and the Russian translation doesn’t help much. Thumb through her collection and tell me what you think.

Lennochka found her on Flickr here.

Summer canes

Arden on PCDaily

Ohio’s Kimberly Arden was surprised when a gallery gobbled up all she had of her new summer design. We aren’t surprised. Kim’s design draws you in as she layers bullseye slices and leaf shapes over a scrap stripe background.

Arden on PCDaily

Some of the bullseyes and leaves are translucent which adds to the dense underwater garden illusion.The summer colors make this a design to dive into.

You can see her bright basic canes here and catch up with her on Facebook and on her site where you can follow her action-packed show schedule.

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