Synergy fallout

Rebecca Watkins on PCDaily

The Synergy fallout continues with Rebecca Watkins’ Floral Bangle. After attending a Seth Savarick session on planning your projects, Rebecca decided walk the talk.

She wanted to work on more complex projects that required planning, precision, and polish so she took her usual methods of working to the next level. The process wasn’t without pitfalls that she recounts on her blog. She’s ready to keep going.

Christine Dumont on PCDaily

Part of Rebecca’s inspiration also came from this Curl-Up bangle that Christine Dumont wore. The openwork makes the cuff appear delicate but I examined it myself and it was very tough and sturdy (using Kato clay). Christine made her bangle as she was rethinking cane slices on her site,, for a module in the popularĀ How to Become a Better Artist series.

Don’t miss Rebecca’s Saturday post about what she learned in Jeff Dever’s session. Jeff taught the crowd how to keep an eye out for unusual materials that cost next to nothing. So smart!

Weekend sightings

Welker UFO on PCDaily
Dustin fragment purse on PCDaily

Why not start the week with the UFO bracelet hovering on Bettina Welker’s pages and a Fragment from Kathleen Dustin’s latest purses?

Bettina’s work didn’t start out as a spaceship but when she took a second look, the bangle begged for antennae (and that’s no April fool). Kathleen posted her addition in a new location, the gallery on her Pinterest page. Both works point toward freer designs and styles unfettered by old expectations. This is the look of today’s polymer art and there are many more exciting examples.

It’s spring and time to think about the new design seeds you’d like to plant in your work.