Monday, January 21, 2013

Polymeri Online 21.1.13 | "Brave" mix media, Gems and faceted polymer clay, Wild stone tutorial, Tom and the clock, More from my working table

Inspirational Jewelry
Janet olson - ChickieGirlCreations creates beautiful pendants using so many techniques and materials! polymer clay, acrylic paints, inks, pens, sealers, textures, distress and patterns. Her mix media jewelry are all about color, and texture. She mentions she is influenced by nature, and as a result lean toward rustic and distressed designs. She also enjoys art journalism and positive messages interwoven in her art.

Faceted Polymer and Sterling
Marta Lugo design and creates contemporary jewels by transforming daily objects into jewelry pieces, her recent "Poliedra" collection is her interpretation of gems and faceted stones using sterling silver and polymer clay.

Wild Stone Beads Tutorial
"pink_lizzard" Julia is sharing with us her "wild stone" beads class. She says this effect was a happy accident. It all started as a watercolor technique project placed on a paper for a while, and after 2 weeks(!) on the paper she ended up with zero plasticizer and a very dry pile of clay. Then, turned it into beads.
It reminds me of those old Terrazzo floor tiles.

Tom's Clock Adventures
I came across "The Brooding Tom's" clock video on YouTube and dug inside a little more. The artist (tom?) is sharing his detailed experiments on sculpturing and creating large pieces, letting us know what worked and what went wrong in each project.
In the clock video series he is going through all the details for creating the piece until completion.
Fascinating work! Don't miss his recent alien videos.

I am continuing my CFCF samples - bags and beads this week, It is been a while since I did production work, and returning to that busy and meditating work (such as painting, shaping, gluing pins and zippers) is quite relaxing (and I am not including sanding into the "relaxing" category...)
Feels great to repeat the same project in different shapes, colors and designs, challenge to the mind and hands. I really enjoy it.

"Hamburger" Bag, I really liked it's shape!

Disc Chic Beads | Flakes Technique

Alien's bag? Can't decide on it's name

"Brocade Collection" Polymer clay purses - all zippered up