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Emerging Artists - Wearable Jewelry

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Nikolina Otržan

Nikolina Otržan

Cruiser pendant

The pendant is a part of my "To boldy go where no cats have gone before..." collection. It measures 8x5 cm, it's hollow inside and cord is fed around a little roundabout in the center of the pendant. It's completely made of polymer clay.

Kia Vähä-Jaakkola

Kia Vähä-Jaakkola

What goes around, Comes around

The idea for the piece was to do a piece what celebrates clay itself in a minimalistic but still in a bold way, answering the question of what would Enterprise's female heroine would wear. The collar style necklace is hinged in the back and has a magnet under the red piece in front as a clasp, so it's easy to dress on.

The collar is aproxematly 6cm wide in the front, and 2cm in the back. Besides the pin in the hinge and magnet, it's all clay (Kato).

Yen Lotherington

Yen Lotherington

SUCCULENTS NECKLACE

This is my second piece of work using polymer clay.

While working on my first piece, “Tree of Life”, I discovered the tantalising translucent effects possible with polymer clay. I wanted to create a piece of sculpture in that style.

Separately I had seen some beautiful succulents growing from a medieval stone wall in the town where we live in France. That became my subject.

The perfect opportunity arose when I needed a necklace “to boldly go” with a new outfit and so I sculpted my Succulents Necklace in my new favourite medium.

Materials: Polymer Clay, Metal Chain

Dimensions: 8.5cm x 3.5cm (3 inches x 1 inch)

Beth	Petricoin

Beth Petricoin

Curvaceous Necklace

This freeform "quilling" style is a new tangent from the quilled polymer I've done in the past, as I explore the idea of pairing different lengths of strips together to create freeform and sometimes unpredictable shapes. The bold curves are constructed with skinner blended strips of Premo polymer, accented with 2 rounded polymer beads and a chunky polymer toggle clasp. The beading that goes around the back of the neck is glass seed beads. All components are strung on beadalon wire.

The necklace measures about 20" in length, with the polymer focal components measuring 9" across the width of the necklace.

Beth	Petricoin

Beth Petricoin

S-curves Necklace

This freeform "quilling" style is a new tangent from the quilled polymer I've done in the past, as I explore the idea of pairing different lengths of strips together to create freeform and sometimes unpredictable shapes. The asymmetrical S shaped curves are constructed with skinner blended strips of Premo polymer, accented with 5 rounded polymer beads and a spiral polymer toggle clasp. The beading that goes around the back of the neck is glass seed beads. All components are strung on beadalon wire.

The necklace measures about 20" in length, with the polymer focal components measuring approximately 4" across the width of the necklace and 3" in length.

Beth	Petricoin

Beth Petricoin

Galaxy Pendant Necklace

This freeform "quilling" style is a new tangent from the quilled polymer I've done in the past, as I explore the idea of pairing different lengths of strips together to create freeform and sometimes unpredictable shapes. The asymmetrical pendant's curves are constructed with skinner blended strips of Premo polymer, accented with 2 rounded polymer beads and a spiral polymer toggle clasp. Hints of silver glitter highlight areas of the pendant. The beading that goes around the back of the neck is glass seed beads. All components are strung on beadalon wire.

The necklace measures about 21" in length, with the polymer focal components measuring approximately 3" across the width of the necklace and 2.25" in length.

幹子	伊鍋 (Masako Inabe)

幹子 伊鍋 (Masako Inabe)

Silence

Polymer clay, acrylic paint, metal parts used

Annabella	Taurino

Annabella Taurino

Shapes in Colour

My love of colours and shapes is represented by the mix of geometry and seamless elegance which can be dawned with any type of outfit. The piece was carefully researched and crafted to display the complexity of design in polymeric clay. The use of the memory wire and the Buna Cord allow a simple and clean design which adapts to different neck sizes without the need of a clasp or chain and it’s carefully finished with two drop shaped beads of polymeric clay at both ends of the wire. This piece is an accentuation of the relationship between perfect like geometry and imperfect beauty of handcrafted Italian Jewellery.

Materials Used:

  • Premo Sculpey Polymer Clay - Alizarin Crimson
  • Premo Sculpey Polymer Clay - Black
  • Premo Sculpey Polymer Clay - White
  • Memory wire necklace
  • Buna Cord 2mm - Black

Measurements:

  • Height 14,8cm
  • Width 11 cm
  • Pendant:
  • Width 9,1 cm
  • Height 4,5 cm
  • Depth 2,5 cm
  • Cord
  • Diameter 11cm (extendable)

Lynn Yuhr

Lynn Yuhr

Sumptuous Succulents

The warm organic nature of natural edge wood provides a perfect canvas for the curious shapes and playful colors of succulents. The range of inspiration comes from the mathematical patterns of rigid structures to organic, soft shapes, both found in succulents. While this brooch is a playful interpretation of succulents, it provides a beautiful and sumptuous compliment to the natural wood. The brooch is 3.5-inches tall by -2-inches wide. The polymer clay succulents are built on a sterling silver wire that is used to attach the piece to a Australian eucalyptus burl wood and create a tension spring and catch.

Lynn Yuhr

Lynn Yuhr

Ancient Journey

Mark making, colors and textures join together in homage to Kandinsky. But the layers of shapes take it further to give it the feel of coming from ancient galaxies beyond our world, maybe something the ‘fifth element’ might wear. This is part of a series being developed that studies the difference between mimicking and inspiration. This pendant was ‘found’ along that journey and represents a step along that path. The pendant is 3.5-inches tall by 2-inches wide and combines polymer clay with embedded sterling silver findings while hanging from a hand-forged sterling silver chain.

Lynn Yuhr

Lynn Yuhr

Space Balls

Whimsical mark making, pops of color and organic shapes are layered into this pendant. This pendant is a part of the series being developed inspired by Kandinsky. However, it has taken a tangent and evokes a more mid-century modern feel based upon the shapes used and the pops of colors suspended at the edges on wire. The pendant is 3-inches by 2-inches wide. The pendant combined polymer clay with embedded sterling silver findings.

Applicant Artists - Wearable Jewelry

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Claire Fairweather

Claire Fairweather

BEYOND THE UNIVERSE

This necklace interprets the theme ‘To Boldly Go’ in terms of space exploration. In Star Trek, the mission of the starship Enterprise was “to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before”.

The dark navy blue round part of this necklace represents the universe. The round cane slices (bulls eye canes with a gold centre grading to pearl wrapped in a thin layer of dark navy blue) represent stars. The cut out hole is like a gateway to somewhere beyond, maybe another universe (?), through which the other end of the necklace passes. This end of the necklace, shaped like a tapered cone (made from the same gold/pearl Skinner Blend mix), is intended to represent a rocket/spaceship boldly going forward exploring the unknown. Polymer clay and Buna cord.

Dimensions: central disc measures 2 1/4 inches (5.5 cm) in diameter

Ann	Mitchell

Ann Mitchell

The Bog

On a trip last spring, I visited my cousin in Ohio who is a professor of entomology. I attended several of his classes including one on wetlands. He was discussing bogs and during class I sketched this necklace. The shapes of the bodies of water inspired me and I wanted to experiment with the idea of floating shapes within other shapes. I had also been working with tea as a dye for various materials. I had dyed some eggshells and the resulting colors made me interested in combining the eggshells with polymer clay. This piece is constructed of polymer clay with a mosaic of eggshells applied and enhanced with liquid clay. Other materials include chain, wire and semi-precious stones.

Dimensions: Overall Necklace length 20”, Center piece 3” x 2 ¾”

Louise Fischer	Cozzi

Louise Fischer Cozzi

Apostrophe Necklace

This is a black and ivory apostrophe necklace made out of polymer clay and sterling silver findings.

Louise Fischer	Cozzi

Louise Fischer Cozzi

Crescent Necklace

This is a very charming yet sophisticated crescent necklace made out of polymer clay and niobium findings.

Louise Fischer	Cozzi

Louise Fischer Cozzi

Oval Earrings

Black and Ivory Oval 2 Chain earrings that are made from polymer clay and sterling silver.

Linda Leach

Linda Leach

Starburst

Growing up watching shows like Star Trek I have always been fascinated by the beauty of the universe. Exploding stars was my idea for this pin starting with the center star going nova. Then rays of light, an expanse of stars and then finally the surface of a star or planet.

The pin started with a frame of brass strips and wire and was filled in with Sculpey Light with a pin being imbedded in the back. I prefer to have a textured back on my pieces to give them a “finished” look.

The Etching Alternative© veneer was created from a hand drawn copper plating using layers of liquid polymer clay and alcohol inks. The planet and expanse of stars are veneers, while the strips and exploding star and traditional polymer canework. Pin measures 2 ¾ x 3 ¼”

Marilyn Davenport

Marilyn Davenport

The Insignia

Taken from Star Trek Insignia Pin Starfleet Engineering Division.

Including quote: "You are the best because only the most talented, capable & dedicated get to wear the badge."

Debbie Crothers

Debbie Crothers

Ode to Red 2

A son who brings you quirky gifts is a special son who understands his mum well.  Knowing the lengths he goes to bring me such gifts is overwhelming and fills my heart with love.  Crab claws that are lovingly saved, cleaned and presented need to be respected and treasured.  The techniques I’ve chosen to include in this piece are special to me and have significant meaning – just like the crab claw.  

Materials used:  polymer clay, real crab claw, square wooden beads, artistic wire.

Size:   20cm wide x 42cm long

Debbie Crothers

Debbie Crothers

Wild Horses

The symbolic meaning of a wild horse – the Mustang – is ultimate freedom.  Freedom to think outside the square, freedom to be bold, freedom to take chances and freedom to create something you love.

Materials used:  polymer clay, horse hair, artistic wire.

Size:  19cm wide x 39cm long"

Karen Mitchell

Karen Mitchell

Floral Galaxy

Out of darkness, a sparkling galaxy emerges. This one is new and unexpected, with floral constellations taking the form of a glittering bouquet of flowers, floating out of the inky space beyond. A few bright lights of unexplored planets centered in the clusters of stars define the focal point of each flower. This intriguing formation warrants further exploration.

Dimensions: choker length- 15 ½”, dimensions of center flower with drop- 3 ¼” wide x 6” long

Materials used: polymer, liquid polymer, crystal, glitter, and wire Techniques: polymer micromosaic with crystal elements, blended cosmic surfacing, three-dimensional base forms, decorative embedded armature with removable center drop