Monday, July 27, 2009

Black Luna Bean Necklace

Allow me to introduce my black Luna Bean Necklace. Each of the 24 black polymer clay beads has been painstakingly rolled, textured, and accented with mica powder (12 different colors in all). Dark iridescent seed beads flank both strands which end in a silver-plated lobster clasp. A lot of time and love went into this piece. You can buy it on my Etsy shop, here.
P.S. I named these beads "luna beans" because they are shaped like beans and have craters like the moon!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuxedo Bloom Earrings

New earrings! These are available in my Etsy Shop right now.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Summer Bouquet Necklace

I am extremely proud to show off this necklace that I finally finished today. This thing has been living in my head for a very long time, and I'm so happy that it is now a tangible, wearable object. The three flowers are made out of (what else?) polymer clay. Each layer or "petal" is a separate hand-sculpted piece. The flowers' centers are adorned with corresponding color seed beads. Flanking the blooms are two leaf-shaped glass beads. The necklace is finished with green seed beads and a toggle clasp. I also went ahead and made matching earrings which you can see in the bottom picture. The biggest challenge of this necklace was the actual construction of the finished baked pieces. Attaching the petals of the flowers themselves was the first issue. Mounting the flowers to the wire in an aesthetically pleasing way and getting them to hang "just so" was the biggest challenge of all. I'm entering this necklace into Polymer Cafe Magazine's summer "Flower Power" challenge. The only thing that's driving me nuts is that you can only submit ONE photo! Of course, being an indecisive Libra, I've been agonizing over this for hours. I'm also agonizing over the name of the piece. Right now I'm calling it "Summer Bouquet Necklace," but if anyone has a better idea, please comment!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Favorite PolyClay Creations from the Web...

From top, 1.) Laughing Bird’s Silver Blue Dot Pendant. Like Gris Bleu (bottom), she is another one who can mix metal and clay in a way that is seamless and unique. 2.) Bunny X’s Tentacle Necklace in Heather. I love the loopy twisted smoothness of her pendants. They make you want to reach out and touch them just to find out if they feel as smooth as they look. 3.) Joo Joo’s gorgeous painted “porcelain” snails. Joo Joo has a way of using polymer clay in a way that is cute yet elegant at the same time. I love how the glossy (real!) shells compliment the matte texture of the clay. 4.) Gris Bleu’s amazing Small Buddhist Clouds necklace. I really admire how this artist incorporates wire into her polymer clay work. Combining the two can prove to be a little awkward, but she does it flawlessly.

Monday, July 6, 2009

New Pieces

Some of my newer items - these are all available on my Etsy store. From the top: Hot Pink Phoenix Earrings, Lucy in the Sky Pendant, Pink Poetry Tablet Earrings, Electric Sunset Pendant.