Beachy boho Monday

Lorraine Vogel creates a bit of beach on her earrings on PolymerClayDaily.com

The Zen of these earrings from Florida’s Lorraine Vogel (wiredorchid) offers us a smooth transition to Monday.

She embeds rings into the tops of satisfying painted shapes. They feel balanced and swingy. A vacation vibe on your ears.

The painted surfaces are some combination of her batik and pretty grunge techniques. (Correction: Lorraine says: I created this surface with stencils and acrylic paint, not by using my batik technique.) Lorraine offers tutorials on her boho beachy styles. She’s here on Instagram.

Spikey bracelet for a weaver

Rebecca Thickbroom weaves coastal influents into polymer on PolymerClayDaily.com

London’s Rebecca Thickbroom created this “Spikey Isle” bracelet for weaver Camilla Thomas.

Rebecca picks up the subtle colors, designs, and shapes of this fiber artist for Camilla’s commission. Even the findings could have been washed up onshore. It’s a combination of ancient coasts, quiet colors and modern patterns.

Explore the two artists’ sites to see how their aesthetics mesh.

Makes your heart flutter

 Lorraine Vogel makes your heart flutter on PolymerClayDaily

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

East meets west pendant

Janet Bouey's pendant contains echoes of the coasts on PolymerClayDaily.com

Asian shapes meet polymer stones and colors of Vancouver’s beaches in Janet Bouey’s newest pendant.

Janet took some of the surface treatments she learned in a Claire Maunsell class and made the veneers integral to this new design that picks up the colors of the shore.

She doesn’t say much about herself but you’ll want to keep track of Janet on Instagram and Flickr.

A day at the beach

Lyn Tremblay's small triptych takes us to the shore on PolymerClayDaily

Ontario’s Lyn Tremblay completed these small tiles at the recent Morrisburg Polymer Clay Retreat. The colors on the wonderfully textured beach-like triptych are enhanced with pan pastels. See more on Facebook.

Deep conversation with house guests (and maybe that glass of wine) made me forget all about writing a post for Friday!  PCD is a wee bit slow today.

Luckily my meandering assortment of discoveries, links, and ideas for Saturday’s StudioMojo is already composed. Join us for some lovely weekend morsels to savor and explore. 

Holden’s urchin imitations

This lovely arrangement of polymer clay urchin beads by Vancouver’s Tina Holden gives us a last look at the beach this summer.

Tina’s not the only one to borrow from Mother Nature, of course, but her imitations are particularly inviting and soothing – like a cool dip underwater.

I’m baffled by how Tina creates her hollow forms and glad to hear that Canada has made collecting these real creatures from their waters illegal.