Dive into Monday

I find myself gravitating to bigger and bigger earrings. Seems it’s the upside of these strange times. “Why not?” I ask myself.

These lovelies are from Dallas’ SmallTalkHandmade. The Dive line is her take on a modern-day tassel made entirely of clay. Hard and soft, light, and heavy. The extruded strings hanging from a cutout square call to me. You too?

Polymer menagerie

Hanzalkova on PCDaily

Anna Hanzalkova (YellowJacketAngel) posted her spring collection on Facebook. Her menagerie of charming animals is constructed mosaic style in geometric gradients. Then she adds texture so that the pieces appear almost quilted. It’s a fresh effect that’s sure to be a hit. 

Hanzalkova on PCDaily

Anna is from the Czech Republic and she’s part of the gang who published the Polymer Clay Heaven book/tutorials on their Etsy shop.

Hanzalkova on PCDaily

If you click through her pictures on the IPCA post, you’ll see that she’s also using tassels and fibers as jewelry findings in her new line – another trendy approach for spring/summer.