Some days everything appeals to me. I couldn’t decide which of these polymer clay finds to feature today so I’m showing you all of them.
Barcelona’s Tatiana Franchi’s little figure has such a casual lifelike stance that I was totally charmed by it. Check out the Crocs on her tiny feet.
Perhaps it’s because I never learned to crochet that Portugal’s Sandra Rodrigues’ bright beads with crocheted covers draw me in.
And then there’s Scott Mizevitz’ magic bead (refer to basic how-to’s here and here). The colors glow and I wonder if you can make that magic happen consistently or if it’s just, well, magic.
It’s a spacey, spring Thursday. Everything looks lovely. Enjoy. (Comments may not be working right until this weekend. Send yours to email@example.com.)
What a surprise! Thank you so much for the post and kind words. I think the way the pendant is paired with that necklace by Sandra Rodrigues (that’s a beauty) we almost have one of Ponsawan’s “wild things” necklaces. Almost.
The technique is the same but Instead of shaving off the clay to reveal the pattern beneath, I bake the piece first and sand off the majority with coarse sandpaper, switching to fine, etc. once I get past the majority of raised pattern. It reduces the distortion from dragging the blade and I have more control over how much I reveal. Since the pendant is domed, it’s difficult to remove the excess with a blade and not take off too much. (Wow I hope this makes sense when you read it)
Scott’s bead is beautiful! Another, earlier, “hidden magic” tutorial from Jenny Patterson can be found in Fall 2003 Polymer Cafe.
Scott’s bead is beautiful and the fact that he is so meticulous shows right through!!!! I can’t wait to try his method. Thanks for posting it.
Beautiful as usual, Scott. Congratulations 🙂