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.

Mojo makeover

StudioMojo keeps you inspired and informed along with Polymer ClayDaily.com

StudioMojo just got flashier and more fun! After 10 years, it was time to shake things up.

This week there’s everything from Mother’s Day micro mosaics to instructions for making your own polymer clay.

Throw in some new Corlite, polymer painting, and extruded earrings and you’re charged up and ready to launch yourself forward with gusto.

Join us for this Saturday morning shot-in-the-arm.

Hidden secret

Donna Greenberg makes the back as interesting as the front on PolymerClayDaily.com

New Jersey’s Donna Greenberg adds a secret to her scrappy leaf earrings. On the front, she adds dots for interest.

Donna Greenberg makes the back as interesting as the front on PolymerClayDaily.com

Only the wearer knows that the back is as interesting as the front. Donna added an overlay of cutout clay. It’s like a private message from the artist.

Donna reminds us that the back is as important as the front.

Folkart polymer

Maryland’s Rachana Saurabh brings her heritage to all her artwork. She paints elegant, colorful Indian women. Her delicately embellished polymer earrings show an unmistakable folk art influence as well.

Rachana Saurabh's folkart in jewelry and painting on PolymerClayDaily.com

Now she merges painting and polymer this new Lotus Pond panel. Watch her add these blossoms on a background of swirled and spiraling extruded strings of blue.

This month all Rachana’s sales are being donated to the COVID 19 crisis in India.

Radical polymer

Sayra Lopez shows rebelliousness in her art on PolymerClayDaily.com

Switzerland’s Sayra Lopez (NinkaPop) takes the minimalist vibe that’s everywhere and turns it into Radical Fashion that stands out.

“It’s about being brave, standing up for what you believe in, and standing up for you,” she says. It’s for the rebellious ones, the misfits, the ones who make their own rules.

NinkaPop’s designs often mix media. Here they sandwich resin between high voltage color polymer. Their collections also include smooth clear shapes in acrylic. Experience their approach on Instagram.

Polymer with a twist

Indiana’s Riley (RiClayCollection) gets ready for Mothers Day with a twist.

She gives a narrow pale ribbon of polymer a slight twist and ends the earrings with a delicate matching ball. The effect is both contemporary and classic.

Riley is an arts fundraiser and finds herself surrounded by inspiration. She started with clay during quarantine.

Rebels in barbed wire

Maryam caters to the bold and rebellious on PolymerClayDaily.com

Do cowgirls (and cowboys) wear barbed wire earrings? Wait! Maryam (GraciousRebelDesigns) is from Philadelphia so she’s probably not aiming for ranching types. 

Maryam caters to the bold and rebellious on PolymerClayDaily.com

In fact, Maryam says she makes earrings for the brave and the rebellious. She started during the pandemic.

These polymer barbs and hoops are much more comfortable than real wire. They look quite convincing.


Come on over to StudioMojo this weekend where we continue to focus on upcoming artists with fresh perspectives. Gracious rebels are just what our community needs. In-person classes are being scheduled and clay is appearing back on the shelves. We’ve got the scoop you’ll want.

Gone too far

Belinda Broughton likes to go too far with surface design on PolymerClayDaily.com

Australia’s Belinda Broughton has gone too far. Paint, powders, inks, crackle. You name it, she wants to try it on polymer.

The farther she goes, the more crazy, juicy, color-soaked patterns Belinda brings to life. Here she has a Thelma and Louise moment and drives off the cliff. It’s a joyous moment and she’s got the earrings to prove it.

Surface design is not for the timid. It’s going to be that kind of week. Hang on.

Polymer popularity

Alyse Morrissey dangles stylish monochromatic on PolymerClayDaily.com

Houston’s Alyse Morrissey (morriseymadeclay) makes lovely, monochromatic dangles in pale earthy pastels. She has an eye for shapes that flatter.

Alyse has worked with polymer for a year and she’s taken to the whole art/biz thing like a duck to water.

You may have noticed a growing number of young artists in your midst lately. I say welcome and wow!

If you’re wondering how the clay supply dwindled, polymer popularity within this new group is part of the answer.


This youthful infusion is what the polymer community has wanted. What now? That’s what we’ll look at in this week’s StudioMojo with input from a clay manufacturer. Discover the answers with us.