Polymer color boost

Nothing seems to start the week better than a shot of color! Why not take a double dose for good measure?

The first is hummingbird color from Carol Simmons. A study of the hummingbirds visiting her Colorado home resulted in Carol’s brilliant irredescent version of mokume gane. This botanist/artist has found a way to combine her polymer passion and birding bent with a new class that’s an adventure in both.

Rebecca Geoffrey moved over into metal clay, resin, and metalsmithing two years ago. Remember these? She’s back!

She explained that, “The dilemma is whether I will make mostly silver and resin jewellery, polymer clay and silver jewellery or sterling and gemstone work. I was feeling that I had to completely do one or the other but was not wanting to feel trapped in one medium. Then, the lightbulb went on and I realized that I could do it all. I will just have to work harder to make a cohesive line through all mediums. I don’t feel fulfilled unless I am learning new things and feel that this is the only way I can make and sell jewellery and feel satisfied.”

Many polymer artists share Rebecca’s enthusiasm for mixing up their media! The skills learned in one new media usually trickle into the others. It’s win-win. More here.

  • reply Neja ,

    Simple, elegant and beautiful!

    • reply Heidi ,

      LOVE the piece from Carol Simmons. As a birder, I’d love to attend her hummer/clay workshop, but it’s not in the budget this year.

      And I’m so happy to see Rebecca get back to some polymer clay. I discovered her clay just as she stopped working with it. Her silver is beautiful, too, but the clay has more personality than the resin. Thanks for these beautiful pieces today, Cynthia.

      • reply Melinda Hayes ,

        Why not do it all and mix them together! Gorgeous colors.

        • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

          Always a good reminder that we can have our cake, eat it too, (and to heck with the weight gain)!!

          • reply Sarah Pennington of Hip Earth Designs ,

            Such inspiring and beautiful colors! Looking forward to browsing more from both Carol and Rebecca.

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              • reply sandra ,

                Carol Simmons’s art is beautiful

                • reply Alison Burgess ,

                  I love the hummingbird colors. They remind me of what the Caribbean would look like. Nope, never been there only in the little trips I take in my mind.

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