Silent night

Enjoy the calmer view of Silent Night from Sonya Girodon on PolymerClayDaily.com

France’s Sonya Girodon calls her spare, minimalist, mixed-media brooch Silent Night.

It’s made of wood, paper, polymer, acrylic paint and stainless steel. Sonya is addressing issues with its waterproof qualities and new brooch mechanisms.

As the season ratchets up to a frenzy, it’s a relief to consider Sonya’s calmer view.

Festive bohemian wraps

Christine Picaut wraps wrists with intensely colored focals and spacers on PolymerClayDaily.com

France’s Christine Pecaut (chifonie) stacks a collection of intense red focal pieces and companion beads onto spirals of tube-covered memory wire for a festive bohemian look.

Here’s a closer view of how her bracelets wrap arms with color and patterns. What a great way to use a favorite focal and surround it with pops of colors.

This Saturday’s StudioMojo newsletter will ease us into the holiday week with a celebration of what we’ve done this year. Pats on the back all around and a look at where polymer will take us in 2020. Come join us.

Twisted ribbons of polymer

Wiwat Kamolpornwijit interlocks twisted ribbons of clay on PolymerClayDaily.com

Virginia’s Wiwat Kamolpornwijit gives us some new twisted garlands for the holidays.

He was an environmental researcher in his former career. Repeating shapes with interlocking connections still dominate Wiwat’s work.

These new links are based on two-sided flat ribbons of polymer that twist themselves in opposite directions. His interconnected and wired designs are pleasant puzzles for the viewer’s eye.

Wiwat Kamolpornwijit interlocks twisted ribbons of clay on PolymerClayDaily.com

Home for the holidays

Lindsay Black builds polymer homes and memories on PolymerClayDaily.com

“Home is the memories we make on the inside. The outside is a symbol of those memories,” explains Nashville’s Lindsay Black (oddlyand company).

She specializes in polymer home portraits and she’ll even put up your decorations as she did here.

You can imagine why Lindsay limits her custom homes with their precise details to just a few. She’ll re-open her shop on Etsy in February for next year’s orders.

Start with a smile

Michelle Sansonetti spontaneously creates Monday's cat on PolymerClayDaily.come

Melbourne’s Michelle Sansonetti (Zedembee) can’t predict what polymer creatures will take shape in her fingers.

Here it’s a bemused cat with a bird on its head.

It made me smile and that’s the main criteria for a Monday post. The cat’s stripes are comfortably rumpled and the expression is satisfyingly silly (Felix and Philomena). It’s a good way to start the week.

Spirited seasonal icons

Anita Kennerley and Jan Montarsi tweak holiday icons on PolymerClayDaily.com

Simple designs contain great charm at this time of year.

Ohio’s Jan Montarsi gives dimension to the snowmen pins he made for a swap by shadowing their rounded edges. To give them personality he splurges on scarves, hats, and earmuffs.

Anita Kennerley and Jan Montarsi tweak holiday icons on PolymerClayDaily.com

Anita Kennerley builds her angel earrings by wrapping a circle and using hearts for wings. Using only a red circle, white belt, and black belt buckle, her earrings say that Santa is coming.

It’s the merry attitude in these designs that captures the spirit of the season.

Slip over to StudioMojo if you want a weekend helping of festive polymer ideas and insider news. StudioMojo comes right to your inbox each Saturday.

Ending the year in style

Nikolina Otrzan shows you how to end the year in style on PolymerClayDaily.com

Croatia’s Nikolina Otrzan (Orsons World) tempts us with a new downloadable tutorial coming out at the end of the month. On her slim collaged tube pendants, dots join stripes along with distressed solids.

Her tutorials are full of surprising methods, copious photos, and sophisticated designs. This could be an end of the year gift to yourself that will properly launch your skills into 2020.

Here she is on Facebook and Etsy.

Seeing what she feels

Lynn (Whimsyatwork) likes others to see what she feels on polymerclaydaily.com

Florida’s Lynn (WhimsyAtWork) offers us Love and Peace with this outstanding mixed media wall piece.

Layers of handmade papers and fibers become the background for the central polymer face which looks like it’s sewn on.

Big lips, sultry mismatched eyes, tattooed nose. Love the loops on the left

She says of her work, “I breathe art. I didn’t always. I held my breath for a long time waiting for life to smack me. And when it did… WOW what JOY!! I hope you can see what I feel.” On Facebook here.

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