“Making jewelry is the only thing that calms me down,” says Serbian sports coach Magdalena Pavlovic (storiesmadebyhands).Lena patiently adds minuscule pieces of indigo polymer in patterns that mimic porcelain.
Lena’s work doesn’t require much clay or many tools and there’s no waste. But it takes a very steady hand and lots of patience.
For these rectangular earrings, she prepares bits of many shades of blue and applies small pieces to the white base with a fine needle. See her results on Instagram, Etsy, and Facebook.
For most of us, this sort of intensity raises the blood pressure, but for others, it’s a calming meditation. You could try this applique technique and see how it makes you feel.
JoAnne Meller ,
Beautiful! This technique might be relaxing and even meditative. The stress for me would come in trying to make the same design twice! Never happen…LOL!