Shelties and cattle

Lindsay Locatelli carves cattle earrings on PolymerClayDaily.com

Colorado’s Lindsay Locatelli was trained in woodworking. So what does she do with polymer? She carves it! She experiments and fools around and has fun.

Lindsay Locatelli's carved Shelties on PolymerClayDaily.com

Here she turns her horned friends into post earrings. Picture yourself wearing these at your next party. Getting a few looks? Uh-huh.

If you’re more of a dog person, try on her Shelties.


Join other serious clay freaks over at StudioMojo every Saturday. If you’re itching to get beyond your comfort zone and bored with what’s trendy, come on over. We’ll show you some exciting, edgy stuff that will stretch your brain and make you the belle of the ball. 

Earrings for birders

Are there bee-eaters on your worktable? from PolymerClayDaily.com

Australia’s Bron (bombalabee) knows her birds. These are rainbow bee-eaters. Other species fly in and out of her shop – pin robins, black cockatoos, rosellas, macaws, parrots, magpies, and more.

Bron layers on polymer feathers with a birder’s eye for detail, shapes, and colors. Her website is launching this month. Welcome her.

What’s on your feeder?

A swingy collage

Pickled Ginger makes swingy drops from layers of happy shapes on PolymerClayDaily.com
Pickled Ginger makes swingy drops from layers of happy shapes on PolymerClayDaily.com

A scroll through Pickled Ginger Jewellery’s Instagram will get you in the right frame of mind for a glorious weekend.

Her colors are zingy and her patterns are a happy swingy collaged jumble that yells joyfully, “Look at me!”

She’s in Australia but her vibe travels fast.


If you want even more cheery and thought-provoking delights, pop on over to StudioMojo. It brings a carefully curated selection of the finest works and brightest ideas of the week to your inbox every Saturday morning.

Pouring your heart into polymer

Sally Kirk keeps her father's heart beating in polymer on PolymerClayDaily.com

Houston’s Sally Kirk (BlossomandClay) pours her heart into jewelry for herself that honors her late father.

Her father’s EKG from 1989 provides the graphic for transfer to the earrings and pendant she wore to receive her master’s degree in August…a year to the day after her father’s death.

She memorialized the day with jewelry that she’ll always treasure and wear knowing that he’s proud of her.

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.