Polymer and whiskey

The organizers of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show have invited Scotland to be the Guest Country for the November show.

Melanie Muir vows to bring whiskey and shortbread with her polymer creations if she’s chosen to be among the 25 Scottish makers.

The pebbles necklace on the left is one of her entries for the show. It was inspired by the rocks she runs by on Nairn beach each morning. You can see more of her latest works on her updated site.

No matter what the colors, Melanie’s beads give one the sensation of looking down through the rocky coastal waters outside her Scottish highlands studio.

  • reply Sarah ,

    I checked out her site and found her work to be amazing and very distinctive! Do you know if she incorporates any transfers in her pieces?

    • reply Enkhe ,

      Beautiful! Love the color combinations!
      Sarah, I don’t think she uses any transfer method! But mokume gane technique with stamps!

      • reply jeannieK ,

        Colors are spectalutar

        • reply claire maunsell ,

          I’m pretty sure she’ll make it…amazing craftsmanship and wonderful colour choices!

          • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

            Her work is just gorgeous. And I find it terribly refreshing (on her website) that her artist’s statement is so matter of fact; no hidden messages in her work, no deeper meaning than that is was created for the sheer joy of being beautiful. I’m reminded of the Pennslyvania Dutch farmer, who when asked about the symbolism behind the elaborate hex signs on his barn, replied, “No, chust for pretty.”

            • reply Melanie Muir ,

              Cynthia, thank you SO much for featuring my work, it was such an energy boost after many weeks of hard work to get my submission ready. Even if I don’t get in, the many things I learnt in the designing and making process, and the wonderful reaction of so many PCD readers around the world has been a reward in itself! Thank you all.

              • reply Sherry Bailey ,

                Simply gorgeous! (I covet that blue necklace!)

                • reply Connie ,

                  How unique. Love the beads.

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