Belgium’s Tine Demol shows us how sophisticated long extruded tubes of polymer can become. She suspends the cluster on macrame spirals.
In the second piece Tine gathers seven strands of small round polymer beads in various hues of greens and blues into a rich twist accented with dashes of yellow. Here she is wearing a similar necklace at FIMO50.
When your colors make a statement, simple techniques are all that’s required. Do your colors speak for themselves? Here’s Tine on Facebook and Flickr.
As you contemplate turning the page into 2017 let’s look ahead to Synergy4 next August. The theme is appropriately, A New Leaf.
I’m helping Lindly Haunani spruce up her website for the new year with exciting concepts that she’ll be teaching at Synergy4.
Lindly’s Sumptuous Sagacious Color class will teach you five useful strategies that you can use to enhance harmony. You’ll learn how to create blends and patterns scaled for smaller pieces with dramatic effect.
These sophisticated blends relate gently with each other. See more on her site and sign up early to learn the newest twists and turns of color in polymer. Keep up with Lindly on Facebook.
Raise a glass to turning over a new leaf this weekend! Happy New Year!
On her blog you can see how Wendy Moore’s polymer pod series developed methodically and colorfully. Her collection of pod shapes offered a great place to test the understanding of color that she picked up working through Tracy Holmes’ Colour Deck.
Wendy limited her experiments to flat, textured, cutout and stacked graphic shapes and then simply linked them together.
The young Czech colorist, Dana Phamova, wants to try her Molecule earrings in every color combination. A look at her Instagram and Flickr pages shows you how she plays with color and replicates shifts of light.
It’s no secret that I like to ease into the week, starting with something simple that teaches me how colors work as I look for combinations that sing. These delightful color studies would be a perfect (and very wearable) way to begin. Dana shows more of her studies on her site as well.
This is one of Lindly Haunani’s sample bracelets for a July master class which is aptly named Incredible Almost Edible Color.
The curved tube smoothly fits the back of the wrist with the bouquet of folded petals and leaves stretching across the front. Designed like a wrist corsage, I’m betting that this is comfortable to wear. (But not edible.)
Craftcast snatched Staci Louise Smith for an online class as soon as she saw Staci’s faux fossils and painted talisman necklaces. Tonight online Staci will paint and crackle, wire wrap and string an ecelectic mix of fashionable fun while she describes each step.
Autumn colors are appearing on your sites this month. Orange is becoming your new black. Here are a few examples for you to enjoy.
Beads from Klio Tsaliki (love the end caps), obelisk shapes from Sonya, Mari O’Dell’s extruded blossoms, and Ceilie Fago’s signature bangle that jangles with metal rings. There’s a nifty Easy Sculpture free tutorial tucked into Sonya’s pages. Will you be mixing up some fall colors this weekend?