Breil’s stamp tricks

Ontario’s Helen Breil does wonders with polymer clay and stamps. She combines unusual shapes, adds surprising dimension, and plays with color to build on her line of dramatic patterns. She markets her stamps and offers handy tutorials with lots of clever tricks through Shades of Clay.

“Exploration of design and developing new surface techniques fuel my continued passion with polymer clay,” she says. Prowl through Helen’s new web site to see what she’s been up to.

Modern polymer charms on silver cores

The build-your-own-bracelet system from Pandora is a hit with both teenagers and their grandmothers here in the USA. Libby Mills posted about how to create polymer clay beads on the silver cores made to be used with the Pandora line. She created the ones shown here for her daughters.

Customers line up to buy this modern version of the charm bracelet. Perhaps polymer clay artists can give collectors more interesting and unusual choices. (Lindly Haunani put me on to this trend.)

If you’re looking for even more unusual choices, look at the polymer clay earrings from Arkansas’ Giovanna Coraggio (via Eugena Topina). In her Etsy shop she offers a selection of tendril-like plugs, earrings and hair sticks.

The ear gauges that Giovanna and her fashionable friends use look like slightly larger versions of the cores Pandora uses for bracelets!