Color burst polymer

The back and the front of Lynda Gilcher’s “Color Burst” necklace are equally intriguing. Examining polymer work in person allows you to enjoy the construction and the details. Take a look at the back.

The disks are cane slices textured in a specially created mold. They’re mounted on shanks that allow them to be strung on a cable. Lynda’s idea is efficient and the effect is both delicate and eye-catching. Kudos for cleverness.

Lynda offers the supplies in her store and shows more of her work on her group site. (Another late night….I can’t keep this up!)

Garden inspirations from Clawson

Clawson's fresh start
Clawson's queen anne's lace pendant

I’m using Kate Clawson’s garden-inspired polymer creations to give myself a fresh start. Life events have intervened and left me with unfinished projects and forgotten chores that I plan to tackle this weekend.

In my own overgrown garden I hope to find the beauty Kate sees in her lush vegetation. She says that she wants her beads to “…recall many a wonderful memory of the farm days and the great meals from the bounty of the earth.”

She impresses plants into polymer, adding paint to enhance the delicate details. Enjoy more of her work on her Etsy sites and Flickr pages. Have a rejuvenating weekend.