Over the past 20+ years I have enjoyed experimenting with what can be done with polymer clay. Below are some of my favorites.
Bridal & Floral Garden Collection
I have always loved the art of China & Japan. I was entranced by Japanese Inro after Emi Fukeshima made one on the Carol Duvall Show… many, many moons ago. I took ancient Asian artwork and made polymer transfers to incorporate into the necklaces. They were little boxes with one or two layers that were originally used with kimonos since they had no pockets. In an alternative construction I made them with watch faces hidden inside.
Over the years my obsession with different techniques has come and gone. I made and sold LOTS of Spirit Boxes. Each came with a poem about blowing your worries into the box each night for the ‘spirits’ to take away. They were hollow formed boxes inflated with air to make a pillow shape.
My Tooth Fairy Boxes were just the right size for a $1 coin. It also got me my 15 mins. of fame. HGTV used to have a show called That’s Clever!. They would go around the country visiting creatives in their studios and filming them while they make something. It was a lot of fun and a lot of work for a few minutes of TV fame. You can see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvE_Z6WTmBo&t=7s.
I had a brief obsession with Kumihimo braiding. It was a great zen activity in front of the TV. And I thought it worked well with polymer pendants. I could customize the colors to match the clay. Every once in awhile I pull out my bag of fibers, threads, and beads and make some special, one of a kind pieces.