Iconic earrings

Chloe at Blue Beetle Co looks for women to feature on her icon earrings on PolymerClayDaily.com

Chloe at Australia’s Blue Beetle Co creates this new line of earrings and imagines Malala staring out her window, with the twinkly sky behind her. She thinks of all the ways Pakastani activist Malala is changing the world.

In her search for women icons, Chloe has also created a line of Dolly Parton earrings too. She’s searching for a third icon. Your suggestions?

 

Patriotic polymer

Venus De Chela's earrings send a strong message and funds to Cuba on PolymerClayDaily.com

Miami’s Venus De Chela usually takes her inspiration from paintings – Monet’s waterlilies or  Picasso’s women. Her latest collection, a mosaic of the Cuban flag, is closer to this Cuban-born artist’s heart.

“VIVA CUBA LIBRE Y VIVA,” she says as she raises money for her homeland. Her polymer earrings send a strong message.

FRIDAY FOLLOW- Athena Barda

Athena Barda follows her bliss with polymer on PolymerClayDaily.com

Greece’s Athena Barda (manusinmano_jewelry) is all over the map…and I’m liking that. Follow her and hang on. She’s philosophical and hangs out with the Euro set. If you want to feel like you’re traveling somewhere exotic, scan her latest to catch the colors and the vibe.

 Athena Barda follows her bliss with polymer on PolymerClayDaily.com

Check out her vessels here or her sizzling colors. She’s worked at polymer for years and she never seems to tire of trying new things. She’s obviously having fun.

If fun is your pursuit and you want to up your game, try the Saturday StudioMojo where we suss out the passionate polymer explorers and innovators. “I’ll have what she’s having,” we tell ourselves.

FRIDAY FOLLOW – Blossom and Clay

Follow Sally Kirk to see what she'll try next on PolymerClayDaily.com

Houston’s Sally Kirk (BlossomandClay) has whizzed through polymer techniques in her first year. She brings a keen eye and a steady hand to each method.

Here Sally tops alcohol inks on polymer with resin. She has a love/hate relationship with the inks that can mix brilliantly or badly without warning.

Follow her to see how this musician/teacher/gardener lets her skills and sensitivities play in polymer.

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. 

Extrude and cane for the 4th

Tiffany of SmithAvenueClay waves the flag on PolymerClayDaily.com

Kansas’ Tiffany (SmithAvenueClay) waves the flag in her latest earrings on Instagram. Her designs are parade-worthy.

The fourth of July was made for extruder lovers and cane-making fans!

So squeeze out some stars and layer up some stripes!  It’s just around the corner!

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.

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