This Gallery is Dedicated to the Memory of Victoria (Tory) Hughes

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Anastasiya Kondel - Flowers of Pandora

Anastasiya Kondel - Flowers of Pandora

Flowers of Pandora Statement Necklace.

Polymer clay, cotton cord, metal findings.

The clay flowers are approximately 4inches long, with the middle flower about 3inches,

Ann Duncan-Hlavach -  David's Boutonniere

Ann Duncan-Hlavach - David's Boutonniere

2.5" x 5"

Premo, gold leaf, reclaimed crystals, wire

Most of the groomsmen had wine colored calla lily boutonnieres with white edges, but for the groom I made a wine calla lily boutonniere with gold leaf edges holding a translucent and white polymer veneer created to honor the lace of the brides third generation wedding gown.

Anna Jarosz - Angel Pendant

Anna Jarosz - Angel Pendant

18 x 25 mm

Materials Used: Premo! Sculpey, silver plated by 24K gold

Pendant inspired by the painting of Leonardo da Vinci. 

Anna Jarosz - Angel Ring

Anna Jarosz - Angel Ring

Dimensions: 18 x 25 mm

Materials Used: Premo! Sculpey, silver plated by 18K rose gold

Ring inspired by the painting of Leonardo da Vinci.

Christine Dumont - Mending Time: new flowers in an old pot

Christine Dumont - Mending Time: new flowers in an old pot

Brooch

Size: 8.5 x 5.5 x 1.75 cm

Materials: Polymer clay, stainless steel, silver, bamboo

2020 has been tough, chaotic and almost surreal for everyone. There was certainty in the sculptural forms I had explored earlier in my artistic career. Reconnecting with them anchored me. As I was finishing my piece, placing flowers in a pot felt like an affirmation of the continuity of existence and a counterweight to the madness outside my window.

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Claire Maunsell - Not my Dog Collar

Claire Maunsell - Not my Dog Collar

Polymer, paint, alcohol ink.

I have been working with ways of stringly curiously angled beads to create a more 3 dimensional effect which is larger than expected given the beads used to create it. This necklace is also reversible and looks very different worn the other way around. I wanted the final piece to be utterly simple and sculptural as well. 

Dimensions 9 inch diameter (goes over the head)

2020 CMaunsell 1b 
 2020 CMaunsell 1c
Corliss Rose -  Brooch, Mojave Bouquet 01

Corliss Rose - Brooch, Mojave Bouquet 01

Polymer Clay, Ebony, and Sterling Silver - Approx 3" long by 1 1/2" wide - completely fabricated, prong set
Corliss Rose - Brooch, Mojave Bouquet 02

Corliss Rose - Brooch, Mojave Bouquet 02

Polymer Clay, Ebony, and Sterling Silver - Approx 3" long by 1 1/2" wide - completely fabricated, prong set
Corliss Rose - Brooch, Mojave Bouquet 04

Corliss Rose - Brooch, Mojave Bouquet 04

Polymer Clay, Sterling Silver, acrylic paint, approx. 3" long by 2.25" high by 0.5" deep - carved polymer clay, prong set
Darren Aiken - Fashionable Earrings

Darren Aiken - Fashionable Earrings

35mm diameter

Das and Clayology and Fimo Polymer Clay

Funky Fashionable earings and pendants with fresh, cool 3D faces, with silver hooks and ringlets

Deborah Goodrow - Yellow Bracelet

Deborah Goodrow - Yellow Bracelet

Polymer clay, metal
Diane Kremer -  Impressionist Earrings

Diane Kremer - Impressionist Earrings

I made these colorful earrings using Premo polymer clay, Derwent Inktense pencils, JetAge Lumiere Lusters, Pan Pastels and Lisa Pavelka foils. The coppery brown earrings are accented with goldstone beads.
Diane Kremer - Crackle Pod and Disk Necklace

Diane Kremer - Crackle Pod and Disk Necklace

I made this necklace after taking a crackle class with the fabulous Debbie Crothers. I used Premo polymer clay, Lisa Pavelka foils, and JetAge Lumier Lusters. It is strung on leather and accented with wood beads.
Diane Kremer - Ethnic Vibe Earrings

Diane Kremer - Ethnic Vibe Earrings

I made these ethnic vibe earrings using Premo polymer clay which I crackled using 99% alcohol. I used a silkscreen with acrylic paint as well as some Pan Pastels. The earrings are accented with dzi agate beads.
Donna Greenberg - Amphitrites Rosary

Donna Greenberg - Amphitrites Rosary

24 in. with 3-4 in. L beads

Ultralight clay, Genesis Paints, Leather cord

A fantasy interpretation of natural coral, this large showpiece is created with 34 hand sculpted hollow beads and 50 small hand made spacers. Each piece is hand colored in a limited palette of sand and water tones with a touch of gold throughout. Amphitrite is a goddess associated with water and I imagine her happily wearing this. It is very light weight making this very wearable for the rest of us mortals.

Eli Collins-Brown - Moonscape Pendant

Eli Collins-Brown - Moonscape Pendant

Textured round dimensional pendant in blues and gold on a stainless steel choker.

1.75" diameter.

Polymer clay and Inka Gold.

Eli Collins-Brown  Purple and Copper Pendant

Eli Collins-Brown Purple and Copper Pendant

Pendant is 1.75" long and 1.25" wide on a 20" black leather cord. Earrings are .75" square on black findings.

Polymer Clay

Eli Collins-Brown - In the Canyon

Eli Collins-Brown - In the Canyon

Faux Turquoise and Coral veneer in polymer clay

Pendant is 2" long and 1"wide and on a 20" leather cord. Earrings are .75" by .5" on black finding.

Fiona Herbst - Donegal Links Overview

Fiona Herbst - Donegal Links Overview

My intention with this piece was to make wearable art that tells a story about where I come from. I live in a rural, mountainous area, a stone's throw away from the sea. The peaks are imposing and rugged. Its people are widely dispersed throughout the county and the economy is weak. Many people must move away to find work yet their connection to home remains unbending. Hence, I have created a piece called 'Donegal Links' making it big, bold and strong. The links swirl like the white waves of the Atlantic Ocean. They hold strong like the people.

I live in an old farmhouse which was once a flax mill. Flax was one of Donegal's main income source in the past. I have used white and translucent clay to reflect the colours of flax but also to symbolise ivory for power and strength.I have used a rough linen tie continuing with the flax theme. The connecting beads that attach the linen tie to the chain is textured with Donegal tweed. The mokume gane used on the link and central beads provides movement and contrast, reflecting the swaying flax reeds in the wind. Length: 90 cm / 36 in, Central bead: 5 cm /2 in, Material: Polymer clay / Linen.
Fiona Herbst - Donegal Links Details

Fiona Herbst - Donegal Links Details

Fiona Herbst - Donegal Links Overview

Fiona Herbst - Donegal Links Overview

Gayle Heinemann - Birch and Aspen

Gayle Heinemann - Birch and Aspen

6.75"x 3" focal piece, buna cord with magnetic closure, sits at collarbone.
Ivana Brozova - Amoeba Beads

Ivana Brozova - Amoeba Beads

Premo, Necklace
Ivana Brozova -Premo Amoeba Necklace

Ivana Brozova -Premo Amoeba Necklace

Premo, Necklace
Ivana Brozova - Long Disk Beads

Ivana Brozova - Long Disk Beads

Premo
Karen Mitchell - Remnants, Remembrance, Rebirth

Karen Mitchell - Remnants, Remembrance, Rebirth

Dimensions: 12" L x 12 5/8" W

Liquid polymer clay, fabric, wire, thread.

Created from the remnants and scraps of over 500 handmade and donated face coverings, this neckpiece is an homage to the lost year. Dissent and strength (RBG), community and caring, sadness and hope, and new avenues for creativity are the intertwined messages woven into the fabric of the design, reflecting the ragged beauty of a globally shared experience.

Kathryn Corbin - 6:15

Kathryn Corbin - 6:15

No it’s not about time. It’s a puzzle, as are the parts! Six parts which can be combined into fifteen different bracelets. A silver puzzle bracelet (two identical parts) I saw online caught my attention, not for its design, but for the possibilities if it could be made from polymer clay. I wanted to pursue the idea that a jewelry form could also be a brain twister, offered the wearer the fun of arranging and choosing the parts, and when not in use, be enjoyed as mini sculptures on their own, to be turned, posed and arranged for visual pleasure.

Materials: Cosclay®, a hybrid plastic/rubber polymer clay, polymer clay, pastels, and acrylic markers.

The sizes vary, designed to slip over the hand when joined, but adjustable by repositioning them relative to each other.

Fifteen one 2020 KCorbin 1b 
Fifteen two 2020 KCorbin 1c
Kim Cook - Payne's Grey Fantasy Necklace

Kim Cook - Payne's Grey Fantasy Necklace

Polymer clay, alcohol ink, leather cord. Dimensions: 6X4X1 inches. Alcohol inks applied to clay then texture applied. Each slab shaped into flower petals and added additional flowers and floral detail with hand sculpted clay.
Kim Cook - Teal Pod Necklace

Kim Cook - Teal Pod Necklace

Polymer clay, gold leaf. Porcelain polymer clay with gold leaf forms the base of this pod. White polymer with holes overlays the base and teal petals surround and intersect the pod. Red tendrills add a pop of color and texture to the piece.
Laura Tabakman - Marked field broch

Laura Tabakman - Marked field broch

Polymer clay, steel wire, embroidery floss. 2.5" x 2.5" 
Lenora Kandiner - Spring and Fall Ginkgo

Lenora Kandiner - Spring and Fall Ginkgo

These ginkgo neckpieces have become Lenora's signature. They are completely reversible and may be worn open or closed. They have hidden magnetic closures to allow them to be worn in various ways. The inspiration is being able to wrap a ginkgo branch around your neck. This particular piece has the coloration of spring ginkgo leaves on one side and fall on the other. Lenora is drawn to ginkgo because it is a survivor.

 2020 LKandiner 1b 2020 LKandiner 1c
Lesley DeLia - Pele's Gift

Lesley DeLia - Pele's Gift

Premo and mica powder, druzy beads and titanium coated pyrite chip, 5" pendant.

I created this piece after returning from Volcano National Park in Hawaii and discovering the hidden beauty of lava.

Liga Valge - Element Series Fire Necklace

Liga Valge - Element Series Fire Necklace

Liga Valge - Golden Bird

Liga Valge - Golden Bird

Linda Leach - Chpoeetah Jewelry Ensemble

Linda Leach - Chpoeetah Jewelry Ensemble

The base of this necklace is baked onto a metal form and then sections are cut. The sections are covered in a cheetah polymer cane. The center stone is leoparskin jasper which is surrounded by clay covered in gold foil. Hanging from the stone are fresh water pearls. The clasp is hand hammered brass wire. The sections are joined using stringing silk with knots in between.

Earrings and a pin were created to complete the ensemble.

Size: Necklace finished inside edge is 16", width at bottom is 3" - earrings 2.5" - pin 3".

Materials: polymer clay, gold leaf, brass wire, leoparskin jasper, fresh water pearls, stringing silk thread.

Lorrene Baum-Davis - Violet Light

Lorrene Baum-Davis - Violet Light

Mixed media. Polymer base, cut out piece of an Acrylic Pour. Resin top coat

1.3" x 2"

Lorrene Baum-Davis - Midnight Celebration

Lorrene Baum-Davis - Midnight Celebration

Polymer base, Cold Enamels, Polymer details as well as mica powders, medium crystals and my hand made resin 'quartz crystals.'
Lorrene Baum-Davis - Mardi Gras

Lorrene Baum-Davis - Mardi Gras

Polymer clay base, cold enamels, Stamping, Acrylic paint. 1.5" x 2"
Lyn Tremblay - Beaded Necklace

Lyn Tremblay - Beaded Necklace

Beaded Necklace. Polymer clay focal beads created using circular cutouts, manipulated, enhanced with pan pastels and 'distressed' for added interest. Magnet closure hidden in necklace design. Polymer clay and pan pastels.
Lyn Tremblay - Earrings

Lyn Tremblay - Earrings

Earrings. Polymer clay circular cutouts, manipulated, enhanced with pan pastels, and 'distressed' for added interest.
Lynn Yuhr - You Have Substance

Lynn Yuhr - You Have Substance

Liquid clay designs dances across the translucent polymer veneers that are sewn to a hardware cloth structure providing volume and weight while being almost weightless. Materials: Liquid clays on translucent, hardware cloth, waxed linen thread, and steel chain.

Dims: 2.75" wide, 1.5" tall and 1" deep

Lynn Yuhr - Drum Beats

Lynn Yuhr - Drum Beats

Hollow form polymer clay 'drum' is painted and stamped with liquid clays creating a rhythm and energy that is harnessed with a hardware cloth bezel.

Materials: Liquid clays, polymer clay, hardware cloth, leather, waxed linen thread and steel chain.

Dims: 3" diameter x 1" deep

Lynn Yuhr - Sassy Black Beads

Lynn Yuhr - Sassy Black Beads

Light weight veneers are stitched with a pop of red to create a classic necklace of beads strung on buna cord.

Materials: polymer clay veneers, waxed linen thread and buna cord.

Dims: each bead approx.1.5" diameter x 0.5" thick

Lynne Sole -  Autumn Multi-Color Textured Collar Necklace

Lynne Sole - Autumn Multi-Color Textured Collar Necklace

Textures were made using texture stamps or by hand prior to baking. The texture of the medallion in the center is made by a 3D printer texture plate that I designed on Fusion 360. The textures are highlighted with white acrylic paint. Cord made by macramé.

Dimensions: Inner diameter (cord + polymer clay piece) = 18 inches. Widest part of collar = 1.75 inches.

Lynne Sole -  Hand Carved Faux Ivory Collar Necklace

Lynne Sole - Hand Carved Faux Ivory Collar Necklace

This piece was inspired by the carving work of Kathleen Dustin. It was carved after baking and highlighted with black acrylic paint. Cord is made by macramé.

Dimensions: Inner diameter (cord + polymer clay piece) = 16 inches. Widest part of collar = 1 inch.

Lynne Sole - Sutton Slice Collar Necklace

Lynne Sole - Sutton Slice Collar Necklace

Made by the Sutton Slice technique using a skinner blend and the Fandango texture stamp by Helen Breil.

Dimensions: Inner diameter (cord + polymer clay piece) = 18 inches. Widest part of collar = 1.5 inches.

Mags Bonham - Oceana Necklace

Mags Bonham - Oceana Necklace

Dimensions: Necklace length about 22". Largest element about 3 inches.

Materials Used: Polymer clay, paint, jewelry findings.

This necklace is created using silkscreens that I designed in Silhouette Studio software. I cut heat transfer vinyl using the Silhouette Curio digital cutter to create my own silkscreens. I silkscreened the polymer with a variety of paints and glazes on to semi- translucent clay to represent water & waves.

Mags Bonham - Log Cabin Quilt Block Necklace & Earrings

Mags Bonham - Log Cabin Quilt Block Necklace & Earrings

Dimensions: Necklace length about 18". Pendant is about 2.25". Earrings are about 1" square.

Materials Used: Polymer clay, jewelry findings.

This ensemble is made using a log cabin quilt pattern that was created with an extruder & cane building. I designed the pattern on Silhouette Studio software. Original cane was 3" square by 4"long.

Martina Buriánová - Transforming

Martina Buriánová - Transforming

Size – 11,5 x 7 cm

Polymer clay - Premo. Brass wire, cork cord.

Martina Buriánová - Shackled

Martina Buriánová - Shackled

Size – 11,5 x 7 cm

Polymer clay - Premo. Brass wire, cork cord.

Martina Buriánová - Flame

Martina Buriánová - Flame

Size - 5 x 8 cm

Polymer clay - Premo. Brass wire, cork cord.

Marina Merkulova  - Japan. Four Seasons Overview

Marina Merkulova - Japan. Four Seasons Overview

Set of brooches in a gift box.

Dimensions (box): diameter 80 mm, height 65 mm. Dimensions (brooches): diameter 63 mm, thickness 4 mm.

Materials: polymer clay, liquid gel, low-temperature enamel.

2020 MMerkulova 1c
 2020 MMerkulova 1b
 
Melinda Puho - Phoenix Rising

Melinda Puho - Phoenix Rising

80 mm wide, 115 mm tall (including the drop)

Polymer clay, MICA powders, Swarovski crystals and beads, 14k gold-filled chain

About: The Phoenix is a powerful spiritual symbol, as it represents immortality, the renewal through transformation. After its "death", the Phoenix regenerates and gains a new life as it arises from its ashes. It overcomes darkness, and as the sun, it "dies" in setting each night, to be reborn in rising again the next morning. PROCEDURE: I sculpted, formed, shaped and carved every small detail by hand, based on my own design.

Melinda Puho - Duality

Melinda Puho - Duality

130 mm wide, 90 mm tall

Polymer clay, labradorite gemstone, MICA powders, Swarovski crystals, Swarovski and Czech glass beads, antiqued brass chain.

About: Duality symbolizes the two contrasted aspects of the Universe that complete its wholeness.

Procedure: I sculpted, formed, shaped and carved every small detail by hand, based on my own design.

Melinda Puho - Kundalini Awakening

Melinda Puho - Kundalini Awakening

70 mm wide, 90 mm tall

Polymer clay, dichroic glass, color-shifting pigments, Swarovski crystals and beads, 14k gold-filled chain.

About: Kundalini Awakening (Sanskrit: कुण्डलिनी), or the "coiled snake" refers to the divine feminine energy, the source of life force, believed to be located to the base of the spine. When awakened, one can experience true Love.

Procedure: I sculpted, formed, shaped and carved every small detail by hand, based on my own design.

Olga Poltavets - Frozen

Olga Poltavets - Frozen

Hinged bangle bracelet and earrings set, handmade using polymer clay in blue hues and white and silver color pigments.

Bracelet: 1-7/8" x 2-3/8".

This work was inspired by frosty Russian winters which the artist misses living in the south of the United States.

Shannon Adorni - Black Hole Sun

Shannon Adorni - Black Hole Sun

2 1/2" long x 2 3/4" wide

Used Premo Peacock Pearl, Silver and Slate with a Helen Breil Silkscreen "Radiating Rays" and Liquitex Black Acrylic Paint; 12mm Swarovski Rivoli Crystal Grey Shadow, bezeled in Glass seed beads and Swarovski Bicone Crystal Chrome

Shannon Adorni - Slate Blue Chaos

Shannon Adorni - Slate Blue Chaos

4' long x 2' wide

Used Premo Slate, Peacock Blue with Skinner Blend technique, Slate in the extruder; and Swarovski Crystals; Also Liquitex Black Acrylic Paint

Shannon Adorni - See The Lighted Path Through The Storm

Shannon Adorni - See The Lighted Path Through The Storm

2 3/4" long x 1 1/2" wide; used Premo Peacock Pearl, Slate, Silver and Black with Swarovski Flatback Crystals and a Melanie Muir Texture Stamp to create a Mokume Gane Necklace.
Sara Amrhein - Butterflies and Hollyhocks

Sara Amrhein - Butterflies and Hollyhocks

Sara Amrhein - Japanese Hydrangeas Statement Necklace

Sara Amrhein - Japanese Hydrangeas Statement Necklace

Sara Amrhein - Baroque Frame Necklace

Sara Amrhein - Baroque Frame Necklace

Trish Pfaff - Brooch

Trish Pfaff - Brooch

Polymer Clay, Steel Pin Back

2020 TPfaff 2

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