I make polymer clay jewelry. My designs are OOAK (one of a kind) You may find more than one piece with similar beads but NEVER the same disign twice! I design unconventionally, since I do not draw the designs before making the piece. I get the clay colors that call to me when I make my purchases, some are colors I always gravitate to like coral pinks, blues and purples. But I also work a lot with earth-tones. Then I sit down at my work table and start choosing clays to create different color combinations. I do this every time I sit down to work and go on making beads of different shapes and sizes and larger pieces that will later be put together as pendants.
After every batch, I cure them in my oven and put them away when they get cold. I put away the cured pieces in color groups. After all the clay has been transformed into beads and larger pieces, I go back to get colors again. This time the pieces are ready to be put together into necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets.
They come out in some crazy color combinations, but the effect usually ends up being pretty amazing. Most of my pieces are large because the components are large. Sometimes the necklace will have more than one strand. Sometimes the focal points (the pendants) are large or with multiple components. It’s rather funny because I am rather short and should not lean towards large pieces, but I love the big heavy-looking necklaces.
Oh!, that’s another thing, one of the best aspects of polymer clay jewelry is the fact that you can certainly wear large pieces if you want to because they are so light on your neck and ears. I do make smaller pieces too, aware of the fact that there are many women who preffer the more delicate look in their jewelry.
I love a challenge, so if you have an idea for a piece, I will be glad to welcome commissions. My Etsy shop is currently under renovations, but I will let you all know when we will be open for business again. Any questions, please post a comment here, I’ll be glad to answer.