Polymer eggs, snakes and more

Carol Simmons has been hatching plans to extrude metallic polymer clays in new ways. (Here’s the link to the large picture of the eggs. The regular link is acting contrary.)

These clay-covered eggs were a recent product of her experiments and she’ll be revealing her discoveries in a class at her studio in Ft. Collins, Colorado this Saturday. Here are earlier posts about Carol’s kaleidoscope-cane works and award-winning pendants.

Egging you on…

May 1 is the deadline for entries in Interweave’s Bead Star Challenge. The prizes are pretty nice (just ask Valerie Aharoni, last year’s winner). I notice that Valerie has tested Creative Imaginations’ Super Seal Spray on polymer with good results.

And at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, they’re looking for clay artists who can help them create a 30 square foot garden. Thanks to Justine for the link.

Check out this faux snakeskin! This Python version from Christina (ArtByLilin) won third place in this month’s Etsy faux challenge. Thanks Ronna.

Lotta links today! You sent in a shower of April tips. Does that mean May will bring flowers?

  • reply Barbara P-W ,

    I love those eggs Carol made! Wow, what a wonderful design and the colors just pop! Great work!

    • reply Emily Miller ,

      Those colors just jumped out at me! Not surprized they are Carol’s. Just beautiful. Thanks for the pic.

      • reply Carol Simmons ,

        Thanks for the compliments, you two. I’m glad you like them. This technique is so much “looser” than what I usually do – lots of fun, though.

        • reply Color winners and Simmons’ jeweled beads at Polymer Clay Daily ,

          […] of metallic clay, producing patterned surfaces with extraordinary depth and luminosity. See her jewel eggs from an earlier […]

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