Polymer dots and dashes

Hoffmann on PCDaily

Veronique Hoffmann’s polymer dots blink down a row of dashes of Skinner blends in spring colors.

She has experimented broadly and when she concentrates on geometry (like this one) or fabrics (one of my favorites), Veronique really shines.

She tucks lots of texture tricks and tutorials into her Flickr (and Flickrock) sites.

If you’re in the mood for simple and striking, checkout her recent work and have a lovely weekend.

Polymer squares

France’s Christine Aubin (Krissobe) likes a square format. So when her group held a square-themed challenge, she jumped right in with this collage of polymer squares on a wire form. You’ll find similar earrings and pieces on her site.

Doesn’t her necklace give you ideas for all those inchies you’ve been collecting?

Explore further and you’ll see that Krissobe has a gallery of square tiles that mix patterns and colors in painterly ways.

The pendant on the right shows that Krissobe doesn’t shy away from other geometrics.

You’ll find all kinds of interesting polymer creations on her blog with great color boards and inspirations on her Pinterest site.

Retro geometry

Iokhna on PCDaily

The retro cane from Bettina Welker takes a new shape in this Ombre Pyramid pendant from Kseniya Iokhna (SolarBird) from Belarus.

In fact Kseniya displays a number of crisp geometric variations on extruded patterns. Her faceted cuts make for even more dimension and a fresh look. Sometimes she cuts across the pattern exposing the striped sides.

Her earrings have a sleek profile and she’s partial to color blends that look as if they’ve been dip-dyed.

See more on Facebook and on Flickr.

Unsupervised polymer

Beal on PCDaily

Doesn’t the name, BeadUnsupervised, intrigue you? The thing is, Carol Beal’s work looks unsupervised in the most delightful way. She mixes her media (fiber, felt, glass, wire and more) with abandon and she isn’t shy about color. She uses whatever materials and colors strike her fancy.

Carol’s background is in illustration and design and she is able to make lots of unlikely colors and textures play together nicely even though you wouldn’t think they’d get along. She gathers her samples on her Flickr page and sells on Etsy.

Supervised shopping

Need some suggestions for your last-minute shopping? May I recommend some of the excellent polymer books that have come out this year? Like Polymer Clay Global Perspectives by Cynthia Tinapple – you knew I’d say that, right?

Some other newcomers that offer good work plus valuable tips and tricks include:

And they can be under your tree by Christmas!

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