Junk food jewelry

Olympic qualifier in polymer junk food earrings from Wanda Eash on PolymerClayDaily.com

Arkansas’ Wanda Eash is enjoying her moment of fame today for the miniature Doritos earrings sported by track star and fashion icon Christina Clemons in her successful bid for the Olympics team.

Olympic qualifier in polymer junk food earrings from Wanda Eash on PolymerClayDaily.com

While we’re not certain Christina’s earrings were from Wanda, she’s been making polymer “junk food jewelry” for years.

These days there are lots of lookalikes but we will give credit to Wanda for leading the way.

FRIDAY FOLLOW: Skinny Dip

Today we skinny dip with Ohio’s Morgan McGoff (skinny.dip.jewelry).

She’s grown up swimming comfortably in an ocean of technology. “The skinny” refers to remaining true to her naked, authentic self. Her studio is smack dab in the middle of her living room.

Morgan has an art and photography background. She started with polymer in 2018 gathering twelve thousand followers along the way as well as a Patreon following.

She makes sleek, monochromatic jewelry with clever twists and tweaks. She sells!

She finds her community online. Morgan is today’s polymer artist.


We’ll look at other au courant polymer artists in this Saturday’s StudioMojo. Did you know that Etsy doubled its revenue in 2020?

What do the numbers mean to you? Join us and hang on as we sort it out.

 

FRIDAY FOLLOW – Sand Dollars meet Pantone

Caro adds Pantone punch to her molded sand dollars on polymerclaydaily.com

Austin’s Caro (Waraoclay) brightens up the beach with bright molded sand dollars in Pantone colors.

She includes lots of the usual shapes in her collections of earrings and jewelry. But she regularly veers away from ho-hum into uncharted water.

Caro has over 50,000 followers (how does that happen) so she’s not exactly desperate for our clicks but it may be interesting to watch where she goes next.


What comes next? What tools are worth it?

Over at StudioMojo we jam tidbits, tool talk, and treats into one luscious list that’s short on words and long on inspiration. 

Polymer obsessions

Polka dot earrings lure Cynthia Tinapple back to studio play on PolymerClayDaily.com

It’s not as if I need more earrings but these days that’s what gets me into the studio. I see many wonderful simple designs and feel compelled to try some. This teardrop is slipped onto a little hoop. New pandemic hair color put pink back into my wardrobe.

I can’t stop making dots with the leather cutters I gifted myself. I’m obsessed…and that’s a good thing. Here’s hoping you’re obsessed this week.

Buds from the garden

Seana Bettencourt works out how to assemble buds on PolymerClayDaily.com
Seana Bettencourt works out how to assemble buds on PolymerClayDaily.com

It’s been a fruitful week for Ontario’s Seanna Bettencourt (thepolymergarden) as she launches into week 2 of a 33-week challenge. She devoted this week to improve the process. Seanna’s cane-slice petals gently cup the buds.

First came the design and petal making. Assembling was too fiddly and intensive for production. She refined and refined until, like Goldilocks, she got it just right. Here’s the finished product.

Thin glowing polymer

Sunny days may inspire you to dig out the translucent clay like UK’s Belinda Ashton did.

Light streaming through thin colorful polymer is a wonderful Monday project. Belinda has gone thinner and brighter with each of her experiments. These flower petal shapes glow.

Hello, Monday!

Urban vibe

Isabelle Masse creates an Urban Tribe on PolymerClayDaily.com

Montreal’s Isabelle Masse (tribu.urbaine) updates the cameo with these polymer dangles. Or are they coneheads? Very modern either way.

The shop name translates to “Urban Tribe” and she’s true to the name. She mixes her media with care. There’s an appealing grunge about her works.

Her doctor told her that she needed to move to feel better. He was right and she hasn’t stopped.


This week’s StudioMojo delivers a heap of new faces, classes, and ideas. I dig deep so that you can save your fingers for the studio. This week we talk about how your work changes you and why you need to continue. Keep on!

Ear buntings

Maryland’s Ali Bojanowski (bycamelliadesign) drapes red, white, and blue into patriotic earrings for Memorial Day.

Granted, it will take longer than the few seconds that Ali shows here.

But fast forward to the end of May, and you could be sporting these flag buntings on your ears in the town parade.

Folded, draped, and wrinkled polymer is quite fashionable this year.

Ali Bojanowski drapes ears in flags on PolymerClayDaily.com

Summer baskets

Basket weave polymer gives Phoebe's earrings a summery feel on PolymerClayDaily.com

Phoebe (Otie & Co) introduces breezy basketweaves into her swingy earrings.

The texture adds hints of lazy days, picnic baskets, and porch furniture.

Phoebe started making boho baby art when she first started. That quickly morphed into baby mama jewelry and art.

Visit her IG for a taste of summer.

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