The pop of spring colors against the black background gives an element of surprise to Genevieve Williamson’s extruded tube necklace. (I’d extrude but maybe she rolled them by hand.)
Genevieve says she’s home from the ACC Baltimore show and ready to jump back in and refine this design. The tangle of loops on one side adds to the surprise. Let’s watch and see how her idea develops.
Speaking of new developments, you’ll want to be sure to attend tonight’s free I Love Tools podcast on Craftcast at 7:30 ET. I’ll be there covering some of the hot tools for polymer artists. Mags Bonham will cover the latest developments from the Silhouette side of things.
It’s free and fun and available later if you’re too many time zones away. Bring a beverage and party with us tonight!
Arizona’s Meg Newberg has unlocked the secrets of gemstones with her latest tutorial.
Make the cane and then shape each slice into whatever cut you prefer- brilliant, pear, marquise, emerald?
Meg sorted out the facets and organized them into a step-by-step for those of us who work with more malleable materials.
Don’t love to make canes? Meg also sells her diamonds in 2″ long canes ready for slicing.
Australia’s Gilly Scott (clayladydownunder) makes us think spring is possible with this rainbow bud.
The winter wind is still howling but we all trust that there are fantastic forces like these pushing up to the garden surface.
I hunted for precise instructions on this cane and they are easy to find. Getting the colors clean and clear is trickier. Perhaps Gilly will share pictures of her method.
If you need a spring boost, try one of these rainbows to lift your spirits.
Bonnie Bishoff offers us a bouquet of buds with her latest brooch.
My heart did a little flip for the colors, the simplicity, the beauty of this piece that she’ll be offering at the ACC show in Baltimore this weekend. It seems to promise that spring is on the way. Don’t you want to brush your fingertips over the buds?
On StudioMojo we’ll be discovering other polymer artists in the ACC show. The emerging artist award went to a polymer artist who’s new to PCD. Come on over and see all the exciting stuff that doesn’t quite fit into the daily posts.
France’s Marion Le Coq (FancyPuppet) enlivens our week with these graphic collages on Instagram.
She’s been reviving her YouTube channel and taking her work in new directions like this.
Instagram is the best place to get an overview of her work and to get a sense of where she’s headed. Are these textured and painted or silk screened? I’m not sure. We’ll have to follow along and find out.
This week’s snowstorms lengthened my visit with family. I was out of action longer than I anticipated. Not to worry, I’m back and raring to go.
How much of these bracelets is polymer is anyone’s guess. Germany’s Ingrid Ulrich deftly mixes her media. The bracelets with their dramatic focal pieces make graphic puzzles for the eye and the arm. Look at them closely on Instagram.
Ingrid has challenged herself with polymer bracelet construction for a long time. The bracelet gallery on her website gives bracelet makers lots of ideas to start the week.
Florida’s Lorraine Vogel (wiredorchid) makes your heart flutter with her newest series of hearts on Flickr. They’re stamped and painted and have the look of enamels.
She captures flowers and butterflies and other designs within the heart shapes and with a beach-meets-boho style. Here she is on Instagram.
This Saturday’s StudioMojo suggests that you let your weird light shine brighter. We take a look at how polymer art has gotten edgier. Join us at StudioMojo.org
You didn’t think PCD would get through Valentines Day without featuring Ron Lehocky, did you? Nope!
The problem was picking one. Ron has photos of his avid collecters bedecked in his pins. They make perfect gifts for any occasion.
This heart is just emerging from a great collaged sheet of veneer.
For those of you who don’t know Ron, he’s a Kentucky physician/teacher/author who has been creating heart pins for sale with all proceeds going to Louisville’s Kids Center since 2005. He’s aiming to hit 50,000 hearts in his fundraising effort. He’s the undisputed king of hearts and this is his day.
Patterns and colors skip around this necklace from Loretta Lam. A dark oval focal bead anchors the piece.
No dramatic shapes or crazy textures but a subtle mix of earthy colors that draw your eyes in with hints of spring.