I found these in Marie Segal’s web gallery. They’re lovely crocheted polymer jackets! Marie and Syndee Holt have written an article on their techniques. Marie says she’s worn the jackets. They’re quite warm and weigh over five pounds each!
It’s been a pleasure to discover gems like those on Kathleen Dustin’s site as I begin to build a list of links to polymer artists. What treasures you’ll find online.
If you’re in need of inspiration, revisit the artists’ sites on the “links” page in the green bar at the top of this page.
I’m about to do some color work with Lindly Haunani (see her new color swirls at the left) and Maggie Maggio so I’m steeping myself in color. Here are some wonderful online resources if you’re feeling colorful. Warning – A couple of these sites are processor intensive…not for dial-up connections.
Perhaps the Queen won’t be in the class but Donna Kato, Leslie Blackford and Judy Belcher will be in Nottingham at Main Street Studios this month. Scroll down on the Studios web site to see their work.
Oh, the things they’ll teach and the things they’ll learn.
That’s what James Lehman of Akron, Ohio, calls his work in polymer. You’ll want to spend some time wandering through his site. The size of his works is inspiring…way beyond the teeny things we sometimes get caught up in. His work is also pictured in the 400 Polymer Clay Designs book.
Who better than Judith Skinner, mother of the Skinner Blend, to design this great necklace whose color gradually grows darker? She donated the item to the Pingree silent auction. Judith has a new website you might want to visit.
This triangle of Skinner blend folded over onto itself to form a bead is a pretty clever twist on her theme as well.
Looking for a diversion? Be sure to see the gallery of participants in Donna Kato’s Feat of Clay Polymer Clay Shoe Challenge at the Polymer Cafe Magazine site. It’s sure to inspire and delight.
Wander through Karen Murphy’s wonderful collection of polymer beads and jewelry.
You have to contact her to purchase some of these lovely things …real collectors items. The photos are quite dark but it’s a treat to peruse the history of polymer clay reflected in her selections. There are some early works of wonderful artists.
It may be messy for a few days yet.
In the meanwhile, Pingree folks can take a sneak peak at the pictures from the recent Rocky Mountain Polymer Clay Network conference by clicking in the green bar above.
Later this week I’ll begin adding daily postings and pictures. Right now I’m changing colors and links and categories…occasionally, botching the whole shebang. Bear with me.
Leslie Blackford’s flying pig sort of exemplifies this site at the moment!