Beach polymer

Ginnie Parish brings the beach to her studio on PolymerClayDaily.com

North Carolina’s Ginnie Randolph Parrish (parrishginnie) transports herself to the beach and upcycles a tin can.

Sandy colors, shell shapes, spirals, and stripes take your mind to the beach without the need for sunscreen. What a great way to avoid traffic and crowds in the cool comfort of your workspace on the holiday.

A lid and legs take Ginnie’s tin can way beyond its humble beginnings.


This week’s StudioMojo is filled with beach finds and summery colors and seasonal trends. And one tip about getting rid of bubbles that’s almost too good to be true…but it is. Sign up now for your Saturday shot in the arm.

Buds from the garden

Seana Bettencourt works out how to assemble buds on PolymerClayDaily.com
Seana Bettencourt works out how to assemble buds on PolymerClayDaily.com

It’s been a fruitful week for Ontario’s Seanna Bettencourt (thepolymergarden) as she launches into week 2 of a 33-week challenge. She devoted this week to improve the process. Seanna’s cane-slice petals gently cup the buds.

First came the design and petal making. Assembling was too fiddly and intensive for production. She refined and refined until, like Goldilocks, she got it just right. Here’s the finished product.

Thin glowing polymer

Sunny days may inspire you to dig out the translucent clay like UK’s Belinda Ashton did.

Light streaming through thin colorful polymer is a wonderful Monday project. Belinda has gone thinner and brighter with each of her experiments. These flower petal shapes glow.

Hello, Monday!

Urban vibe

Isabelle Masse creates an Urban Tribe on PolymerClayDaily.com

Montreal’s Isabelle Masse (tribu.urbaine) updates the cameo with these polymer dangles. Or are they coneheads? Very modern either way.

The shop name translates to “Urban Tribe” and she’s true to the name. She mixes her media with care. There’s an appealing grunge about her works.

Her doctor told her that she needed to move to feel better. He was right and she hasn’t stopped.


This week’s StudioMojo delivers a heap of new faces, classes, and ideas. I dig deep so that you can save your fingers for the studio. This week we talk about how your work changes you and why you need to continue. Keep on!

Ear buntings

Maryland’s Ali Bojanowski (bycamelliadesign) drapes red, white, and blue into patriotic earrings for Memorial Day.

Granted, it will take longer than the few seconds that Ali shows here.

But fast forward to the end of May, and you could be sporting these flag buntings on your ears in the town parade.

Folded, draped, and wrinkled polymer is quite fashionable this year.

Ali Bojanowski drapes ears in flags on PolymerClayDaily.com

Puzzling polymer

Julie Eakes puzzles through another collaboration on PolymerClayDaily.com

Julie Eakes loves to pixelate images. In many of her works, she divides an image into squares and reassembles the pieces into a whole again. That’s the way her brain works.

Thirty-six polymer artists were given 3″x3″ drawings to replicate in the polymer colors and techniques of their choosing. Follow the pattern that you are given. “I’ll screw it up,” each of us thought. It’s a daunting task. It will never work.

But it does.

All those hands, all those colors and textures pull together. It’s a 36″x36″  proof of what we can do.

This is Julie’s tenth group puzzle and they keep getting better.

Curious assortment

StudioMojo satisfies your polymer curiousity on PolymerClayDaily.com

What an odd assortment of goodies I’ve gathered for StudioMojo this weekend. Everything from river rocks to Danish bowls. It all makes sense from our peculiar polymer perspective.

Join me and other seriously curious polymer folks at StudioMojo!

Summer baskets

Basket weave polymer gives Phoebe's earrings a summery feel on PolymerClayDaily.com

Phoebe (Otie & Co) introduces breezy basketweaves into her swingy earrings.

The texture adds hints of lazy days, picnic baskets, and porch furniture.

Phoebe started making boho baby art when she first started. That quickly morphed into baby mama jewelry and art.

Visit her IG for a taste of summer.

Balancing demands

Betsy Baker considers demands on her time on PolymerClayDaily.com

Catch a good look at these shimmering hollow big beads from Boston’s Betsy Baker (StonehouseStudio). She made this labor-intensive patterned series during the lockdown.

“Now that life and shows are getting back to normal, I won’t have time,” she says.

Seclusion also gave Betsy time to dabble in designing and making dresses. Take a look at her Instagram.

Are there favorites that you’ll have to set aside now that demands for your time are changing?

Mojo makeover

StudioMojo keeps you inspired and informed along with Polymer ClayDaily.com

StudioMojo just got flashier and more fun! After 10 years, it was time to shake things up.

This week there’s everything from Mother’s Day micro mosaics to instructions for making your own polymer clay.

Throw in some new Corlite, polymer painting, and extruded earrings and you’re charged up and ready to launch yourself forward with gusto.

Join us for this Saturday morning shot-in-the-arm.

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