Polymer conjunction

Ishita Singh lines up polymer for a great conjunction on PolymerClayDaily.com

Jupiter and Saturn are having their “Great Conjunction” so it’s no wonder that I’m seeing celestial implications in these earrings (Sage Danya studs) from Ishita Singh (@shop_rangeen)

Light and shadow, long days and short. “Ish” is from North Carolina by way of India. Opposite sides of the world, like planets, don’t get together very often.

You know me, I love a simple design that suddenly gets complicated. Half circles stacked throw shadows that become celestial.

Tassels with a light touch

The tassel on Bonnie Bishoff's Birch pendant flutters on steel wire on PolymerClayDaily.com

Maine’s Bonnie Bishoff adds a flutter to her Birch Tassel pendants. But her method doesn’t rely on cumbersome links or laborious wireworking.

The steel cable she bakes into polymer is lightweight and the dangles move like leaves in the breeze.

The polymer pattern here is Bonnie’s modern interpretation of birch. The tassel ends in circles of translucent clay mixed with metallic leaf.

Shop Bonnie’s page and see all the ways she incorporates cable into her jewelry.

Making the season bright

Evelyn Jay makes the season bright on PolymerClayDaily.com

In my ideal Instagram reality, my studio looks as festive and tidy as Australia’s Evelyn Jay’s. I like the idea of holly leaves and berries on a clean work surface.

Who are we kidding? My festive reality involved tossing strings of lights on the bushes and watching the four-year-old across the street build a snowman. That felt right. Close enough.

But maybe, just maybe, I’ll whip myself up a pair of these cute earrings. It’s an odd season this year and we’re allowed to celebrate in whatever way suits us. Raise your hand, if you’re with me.


My studio isn’t tidy but my hard drive is chock full of gift-wrapped goodies that you can play with every Saturday morning in StudioMojo. Find out what Santa brought us!

Gearing up

Fabi Perez Ajates brightens a corner on PolymerClayDaily.com

Spain’s Fabi Perez Ajates gears up for next year’s classes with a trio of layered polymer rounds (16″. 10.5″ and 7.5″) that work together.

The three circles brighten the corner of the room with their swirling color palette and engaging textures. Your eye is pulled into the variety of patterns circling around small hearts at each center.

Gift yourself a grouping that will brighten a corner in your home.

Retro reindeer

Nadia Elkina stylizes her reindeer for a retro holiday on PolymerClayDaily.com

Poland’s Nadia Elkina makes a retro reindeer brooch to give the holidays a mod look. Her strong image is enhanced with some simple texturing on the face and leafy antlers.

Silver is a nice change of pace after an overload of red and green. Star earrings and little leaves complete the set.

What’s in the stars?

Katrin Yunh sees Taurus leading the charge in 2021 on PolymerClayDaily

Ukraine’s Katrin Yunh (on Etsy she’s Lunchik) carefully sculpts galaxies on a powerful looking 2.5″ fantasy bull, a symbol of 2021.

Katrin uses Cernit with Genesis paint then adds horns and stars in glow-in-the-dark clay.

“I create cute and crazy characters that live in my visionary world,” she says. Taurus is the second of the 12 astrological signs and is represented by the bull constellation.

I understand that you’re a stubborn bunch but I’ll leave the astrology to you. You’re also intelligent, dependable, hardworking, and dedicated. Sounds like that’s just what we need for 2021.


Yep, we’ll be looking for signs and reading tea leaves over at StudioMojo this weekend. Join us for some attitude adjustment and tips that can help you smoothly surf through what’s ahead. 

Try, try again

Marie Segal's small Christmas tree and a free tutorial on PolymerClayDaily.com

Marie Segal uses the tiniest bits of Cernit to create her pudgy Christmas tree.

Her most recent free small-scale experiments reel us in. Mix a small circle of pearl with a smidge of color and see what happens. No advanced 65-page detailed instructions to plow through.

Trying out her mokume gane mini-tutorial might just convince you to try something new…or not.

Truth is, I’ve never mastered the technique. Maybe I should try again.

Did you know that Marie Segal is credited with first using a pasta machine in 1983 to flatten polymer? She knows a thing or two!