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Nikolina Otržan

Location

Zagreb

Croatia

About the Artist

A Croat with two passions.. animals and polymer clay. Ok, shoes too. Let's not forget coffee! Can't live without music. Likes to listen to movies while working. Dreads politics. Usually tolerant, sometime too tolerant, but can be opiniated too. Live and let live philosophy. Almost middle aged... For other info ask for her CV. ?

Websites

Https://www.etsy.com/shop/NikolinaOtrzan

https://www.instagram.com/orsonsworld/

2021 Exhibition Images

MOD Tool Box with Insert

MOD Tool Box with Insert

Box: 10 cm/4" long x 7.5 cm/3" high x 3.5-5.5 cm/1.4"-2.2" wide, Insert: 10 cm/4" high x 3 cm/1.4" diameter

Kato polymer clay, acrylics, metal

MOD Tool Box with an insert feat. Tubular deco. Various techniques.

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Containers

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Set of containers in black with white and rust accents: a short-sided square box; a tall, narrow, round cup, a cup with an abstract, curvilinear shape

Too Funky Pin and Earrings

Too Funky Pin and Earrings

Pin length: 10 cm/4", Bead diameter: approx. 2 cm/0.75"

Earing length: 5.5cm/2.25"

Kato clay & cold enamels, stainless steel wire & spacers

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Earrings and brooch of dome-shaped beads in black, white, and red

Intermezzo Earrings

Intermezzo Earrings

2.5 x 2.5 cm / 1 x 1"

Kato polymer clay, stainless steel posts

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Four sets of stud earrings, each made of 4 differently colored blocky shapes

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Laurel Swetnam

Location

Portland, Oregon

United States

About the Artist

I've been working with polymer for 12 years. The colors, textures and flexibility amaze me every day. 

Websites

http://laurelswetnam.com 

2021 Exhibition Images

Lidded Box

Lidded Box

3 x 3 x 3"

Polymer clay

Curved lidded vessel built over constructed cardboard base.

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Multi-colored square box with rounded sides and a variety of patterns

Lidded Box (View 2)

Lidded Box (View 2)

3 x 3 x 3"

Polymer clay

Curved lidded vessel built over constructed cardboard base.

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Multi-colored square box with rounded sides and a variety of patterns

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Donna Baratta

Location

Lewes, Delaware
United States

About the Artist: Donna Baratta

My fascination with color, texture, and form in infinite combinations lead me to my passion: creating hand crafted, wearable art jewelry from polymer clay and beads that are embroidered and woven. This mixed media approach allows me to continue learning and exploring new possibilities with each block of clay and every stitch.  

Donna is currently teaching classes in polymer clay, bead weaving, and bead embroidery at local art leagues. She holds BS, MS, MA, and Ed.D. degrees and continues to practice life-long learning.

Websites

https://donnabarattadesigns.art

2021 Exhibition Images

Ebb and Flow

Ebb and Flow

Watercolor paint, acrylic paint, silk screen, silver aluminum foil, hand dyed and formed Arashi Shibori habotai silk, Japanese seed beads, Czech fire polished crystals and beads, Ultra Suede

Like the ebb and flow of the tides, our lives have flowed in one direction and then another these past two years. The tranquil watery colors are complimented by beaded clusters that sparkle like sunlight dancing upon the water hinting of brighter days ahead.

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Bib necklace in shades of blue and purple having a curvelinear shape with pleated fabric, polymer clay cabochons, and beadwork

Siren's Song

Siren's Song

Translucent and white polymer clay, mica powder and flakes, Czech fire polished beads, Japanese seed beads, Ultra Suede

Sea green and deep teal sparkles like bioluminescence in the ocean depths and swirls as waves crash and fall where mermaids sing to unwary sailors.

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Oval pendant in shades of blue and green with gold; using polymer clay cabochons, and beadwork

Tidal Pool

Tidal Pool

Interference mica powder, black polymer clay, hand dyed and formed Arashi Shibori habotai silk, Austrian crystals, Japanese seed beads, handcrafted silver filled ear wires, Ultra Suede

Sparkling treasures are revealed when looking down into shallow pools of water, formed as the tide recedes leaving ridges in the sand beneath.

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Earrings in shades of blue and purple having a leaf shape; with pleated fabric, polymer clay cabochons, and beadwork

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Linda Wentlink

Location

Columbia, Maryland

United States

About the Artist

I have been doing both polymer clay and beading since the year 2000. For a long time I made jewelry in either polymer clay or in beading, but a few years ago I learned to do bead embroidery and bead bezeling around cabochons at our local Bead Shop, Bead Soup in Laurel, Maryland. That opened up a whole new field for me, and since then I've been making my own cabochons in polymer clay and then beading around them. I love being able to combine the two techniques. 
In polymer clay, I prefer caning with geometric, symmetrical shapes, usually with a highly polished surface similar to that in stone cabochons. In beading, I like to have a smooth portion framing the polymer cabochon, surrounded by a much more densely textured surface with colors that pick out those in the polymer cabochon. The beading always follows what is in the polymer cabochon and, I hope, accents and complements it. 

2021 Exhibition Images

Four Petaled Flower

Four Petaled Flower

Pendants: 5 x 4": Beaded rope: 19" long

Polymer clay, Swarovski crystal, glass beads

The "Four Petaled Flower" necklace and earrings have polymer cabochons, a Swarovski crystal, and seed beads. The necklace polymer pendant has two sets of bails on the back so that it can be worn either by itself in a vertical position, or in a horizontal position with the crystal hanging below it. The main pendant is 4 inches high by 2 ¾ inches wide. Put together, the two pendants are 5 inches high by 4 inches wide.

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Multi-colored, beaded necklace and earring set with polymer clay kaleidescope cabechons and a large crystal, all outlined in smaller glass beads; the pendant hangs on a beaded rope

Red, White and Blue Fireworks

Red, White and Blue Fireworks

Pendant: 6" long: Beaded rope: 19" long

Polymer clay, druzy, glass beads

The "Red, White and Blue Fireworks" necklace and earrings have polymer cabochons, druzys, and seed beads.The pendant portion of the necklace is 6 inches long and is composed of two polymer pendants and three bezeled druzys.

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 Blue, white, and red beaded necklace and earring set with polymer clay kaleidescope and druzy cabechons, all outlined in smaller glass beads; the pendant hangs on a beaded rope

Purple and Teal

Purple and Teal

Pendant: 6.5 x 2.25": Beaded rope: 19" long

Polymer clay, charoite, Swarovski crystals, glass beads

The "Purple and Teal" necklace and earrings have polymer cabochons, charoite, Swarovski crystals, and seed beads. The pendant portion is 6 ½ inches long by 2 ¼ inches wide. It is composed of one polymer pendant, one bezeled charoite stone, one bezeled crystal tear drop, and two bezeled crystal 8.5mm chatons.

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Purple and teal, beaded necklace and earring set with polymer clay kaleidescope cabechons and a large crystal, all outlined in smaller glass beads; the pendant hangs on a beaded rope

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