Polymer Clay Jewels for Men

We’ve featured two men this week so how about a bit of polymer clay man jewelry?

Leslie Blackford made these pendants which incorporate an ancient arrowhead and a spear point that she found in her area in Kentucky. My husband eagerly added her “modern relics” to his collection of manly polymer bling. See more on her deviant site and take a look at her booth pictures from the recent MakerFaire in Austin.

Wendy Malinow’s husband and boys love to wear her rough exotic pieces. Her brother sometimes wears one of her polymer clay antler cuffs on his bicep for a primitive effect. Very cave man.

Have we spotted a new trend? What polymer pieces are your male customers and the men in your life drawn to?

Susan Lomuto found this terrific link to a "Pins for Men" show at Facere Gallery! What a coincidence! And primitive isn’t the only look, as our commenters point out.

Eliazar and Dali

If you like the art of Salvador Dali, check out the work of Israeli polymer clay artist Reuven Eliazar. At the same time, his coiling technique brings quilling to mind.

Be ready for odd combinations and jarring juxtapositions. He takes a surreal approach to the clay. His plants and butterflies reflect another world. Sometimes it’s good not to be too comfortable.

If you’re a more pragmatic sort, hop on over to Lindly Haunani’s blog. She’s working through a list of her top 100 polymer clay tips. It’s invaluable information. And there’s still time to submit photos to her next book!