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Italy’s Alessia Bodini used colored pencils to give these hollow polymer beads their vibrancy.

Surface treatments on polymer are becoming more plentiful (see yesterday’s pastels) and more interesting as artists take more painterly approaches to our small canvases. You can follow Alessia’s experiments on Facebook and Flickr.

Have paints and pencils showed up in your toolbox?

  • reply Rhonda ,

    You are amazingly creative! So impressive. Love the idea using colored pencils. I would love to know more about this process. I’ve dabbled with polymer clay, that’s about it. I want to make some earrings, but I am wondering if they will be too light weight?
    Thanks so much!

    • reply Cynthia Tinapple ,

      Alessia let us know that she actually used alcohol inks for these beads. It was a translation error but an intriguing way of working any way you look at it.

      • reply Jan Manning ,

        I don’t know where else to ask this question, so I’m hoping it’s okay to ask here. I am looking online for a push mold (or any type of mold) of the zodiac signs and can only find one with cartoon-like characters. I want the adult version. Any suggestions where I might find such a thing?

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