Red, white and blue polymer

In a nice turnabout, our tribute to Memorial Day comes from Pavla Cepelikova from Prague, Czech Republic. Applying foil with a USA flag image onto polymer, she cut strips and applied them to this heart pendant and added faux grout.

This new twist looks like a variation on the polymer mosaic technique first developed by Amy Helm. She cut strips, assembled and scored them to achieve the mosaic look without having to place each tile individually. (This technique was published recently. Does anybody know which book it appeared in? I need a refresher.)

Enjoy Pavla’s Flickr pages while we wave our red, white and blue.

Note: Amy Helms’ mosaic technique is explained in Polymer Clay Mixed Media Jewelry by Shirley Rufener.

  • reply Dorothy Siemens ,

    The mosaic technique appears in Polymer Clay Color Inspirations on page 106 and is a brooch project by Lindly Haunani.

    • reply judy haupin ,

      Shirley Rufener’s POLYMER CLAY MIXED MEDIA jEWELRY was the first place I saw this technique – cover bracelet and several other pieces

      • reply Marta ,

        Pavliny výrobky jsou všechny nádherné a já m?la tu ?est je vid?t osobn?. Jsou krásn?jší než na fotografiích.

        • reply Anita Brandon ,

          What a lovely and clever look!

          • reply Seth ,

            There is a project in THE ART OF JEWELRY: POLYMER CLAY. Were Lindly Haunani introduces this technique.

            • reply Shirley Rufener ,

              Yes, It was in my book “Polymer Clay Mixed Media Jewelry” by Shirley Rufener (Krause Publications) with Amy’s gracious permission. I sell them online at (and Michael’s carries them).


              • reply sandra ,

                PELVA I like your mosaic heart is amazing .

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