Nikolina Otrzan’s Polygonal Color brooches will wake up your Monday. Imagine lining up those angles and colors! The stripes bring another level of complexity while almost imperceptible dots of color add grace notes.
Nikolina takes her geometry in other directions as well. See what she’s up to on Flickr, Pinterest and Facebook. Surely she’ll teach her clever technique on CraftArtEdu soon.
This Nordic Knit polymer perfume case from Francoise Haon (Arliane) is black and white, of course.
What’s not clear is if the pattern is the result of mighty impressive canework or some other technique.
Patterns as precise as this make canemakers envious. Could she have extruded the tiny components? We’ll have to wait to see if Francoise gives us a clue. Take a look at the rest of Francoise’s Nordic line on her blog,her online shop and Facebook. What’s your guess?
Margit Bohmer’s Carved Beads may prompt you to rummage through your nail tools for your old cuticle trimmer. These bright colors are revealed by shallow slices carved off the extruded strings which have been wound around base beads.
Margit’s fond of rainbow colors which look even more dramatic when exposed against the black exterior of the strings. She sometimes goes a step further, smoothing and sanding the carving to achieve a more shibori-like look. See how she manipulates color by slicing and sanding on Facebook and Flickr.