Simmons on PCDaily

When Carol Simmons gave herself time to play, she found some new ways to make use of her kaleidoscope cane pieces. “The lack of perfection adds a primitive charm to the necklace. To me it looks tribal,” she says. Read her post about how playtime helped her.

If you need some partytime/playtime, sign up for Wednesday’s live online Craftcast class with Tejae Floyde. Tejae’s romantic polymer Spinner Hearts combine elements of a wheel of fortune game with a pocket-sized memento. Sit down at your computer and join the group watching Tejae explain her methods live. You can download the video and review it again when you’re ready to play on your own.

Tejae is one of the 13 featured artists in the Polymer Clay Global Perspectives book coming to bookstores soon.

  • reply Mary Anne Loveless ,

    Amazing canework, and, as always, splendid color sense.

  • reply Cynthia Clayworth ,

    Anything Carol touches turns to gold! Even her “left over” or “scrap clay”!

  • reply Dorothy Siemens ,

    To me they look like exotic, magical beetle-bugs – beautiful!

  • reply dixie103 ,

    My breath literally flew from my mouth when I saw these beads. Carol Simmons is indeed a leading inspiration for canework. Her work leaves me wide-eyed and gasping for air.

  • reply Sherry Bailey ,

    And what “lack of perfection” are we talking abut here???


    • reply Carol Simmons ,

      Thank you Sherry. It seems the creator always sees flaws that others miss. It was very freeing to accept them.

    • reply Elsie Smith ,

      I see no “lack of perfection” here at all. I’m not even sure why these would be described that way.
      These are wonderful, amazing beads!!

    • reply Beatrice ,

      That is beautiful work. I hope to be that good one day.

      • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

        Carrol’s work is known at a glance…nobody else does it quite the way she does…crivens, I’m bursting into song here…..why’d she have to be so good?!!! 🙂

        • reply Carol Simmons ,

          Randee you make me laugh!Thank you for the compliment.

        • reply Dede Leupold ,

          These are beautiful! And your finishing work looks perfect! Thanks for writing about your playtime Carol!

          • reply Carol Simmons ,

            Thank you Dede. One of these days we’ll play together again.

            • reply Dede Leupold ,

              I hope so. Let me know when your in this neck of the woods.

          • reply Aniko Kolesnikova ,

            This one looks very summery and technique is jolly and probably fun to play with!

            • reply Carol Simmons ,

              It is a lot of fun, Aniko. That’s why I called the post “Playing Around!”

            • reply Eva-marion Schulz ,

              It is just so beautiful. I keep seeing these lovely caneworks on the web and wondered how these would be transfered into pieces of jewelry. Here’s the ideal realisation- and there’s nothing imperfect about it.

              • reply Carol Simmons ,

                Thank you. I actually finished the necklace and submitted it to a local art show.

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