Microscopic imitations

Topina on PCDaily

Maryland’s Eugena Topina ratchets up our fascination with hollow forms with her new Openwork Pendants: Under a Microscope series. Though their paper thin cell-like walls look fragile, they’re actually quite strong.

Your mind may be racing if you like microscopic images and undersea creatures. Eugena offers a new tutorial on her site (at 20% off today) that clearly shows how to achieve these effects.

Topina on PCdaily

Long known for her distinctive imitation cloisonne work and flawless resin surfaces, Eugena moved toward hollow constructions this year with openwork bracelets. The lacy pendants take the concept to a new level. You’ll find her on Etsy, Flickr and her own tutorial shop.

  • reply Mary Anne Loveless ,


    • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

      These are quite fabulous—wonder if she will be teaching these at the Cabin Fever creative Artsfest in February—-!

      • reply Jeanne Rhea ,

        This is one of the most innovative techniques I have seen in a long time. I might just have to try this one. Although I don’t work with polymer clay much now, I still follow all your posts.

        • reply Sherry Bailey ,

          Gorgeous! Weirdly, they look edible! ;^)

          • reply Eugena ,

            Thank you so much for the feature on PCD and for all the kind words about my work. I am so happy that people are enjoying my ideas.

            • reply marjana ,

              waaaaaauuu Fantastic!

              • reply Jeanette Kandray ,

                What a great tutorial. I can’t wait to give it a try.

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                  […] using layers of multiple colors (Eugena shows her samples in white) and shaping this bead as a hollow form, Annette achieves some exciting results that suggest a […]

                  • reply Cellular winner | Polymer Clay Daily ,

                    […] Eugena Topina unveiled her Openwork tutorial back in October (here’s the PCD post).  Now her cellular-like designs are winning […]

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