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Monday, January 31, 2011

Unique Jewelry Pieces

One might wonder where the word Jewelry came from. Well, here is what the encyclopedia Wikipedia tells us:The word jewellery or Jewelry is derived from the word jewel, which was Anglicized from the Old French "jouel" circa the 13th century. Further tracing leads back to the Latin word "jocale", meaning plaything. Jewellery is one of the oldest forms of body adornment and the recently-found 100,000-year-old beads made from Nassarius shells are thought to be the oldest known jewellery
I have found some unique jewelry pieces that I thought you might enjoy along with the links to these wonderful Polymer Clay Artists.

Cindy Lietz - This wonderful butterfly-heart pendant was featured on Cindy's blog in January 2009. The wings are fashioned from a cane giving them the look of a Monarch Butterfly. You can see more of Cindy's beautiful creations and tutorials at : http://www.beadsandbeading.com/blog/

Winged Heart Pendant

Celilne Charuau, a French Artist, created this unusual wire and polymer clay pendant. Celine has been working with polymer clay since June 2007 (per the Daily Art Muse).


Carly Seibel (LuBelle) created these delightful beads that are wrapped around the middle with bands of variegated gold leafing and a second strip of multi-colors on black.
You can see more of her beautiful polymer clay bead work at: http://webspace.webring.com/people/vb/bellelu/beadspage.html

LuBelle Beads-Wrapped Bead Set (37kb)

Polymer clay artist, Karen Lewis, also known as Klew, is well know for innovative bead designs. You can visit her gallery at: http://klewexpressions.com/jewelry.htm

This particular necklace caught my eye because of the beautiful colors and design.

Klew clasp necklase

This Pandora bead is created with a beautiful cane in various colors and hanging from the bead is a Chihuahua charm. The Chihuahua is all white and sits on a periwinkle heart and has a tiny butterfly in one ear whose wings match the bead. http://nanjodogz.blogspot.com/2011/01/chihuahua-polymer-clay-dog-pandora-bead.html

My Guild was fortunate to have Victoria Hughes (Tory) give a demonstration on her innovative hinging techniques with polymer clay. She was loads of fun as well as inspirational.

This beautiful piece of hers has two different hinges. You can see more of her wonderful creations at: http://www.thebeadhouse.com/Victoria.html

The cane work and innovative designs
of these Polymer Clay Artists is simply awesome.


Melobeau said...

Thanks for putting together a terrific "plaything" treasury!

Trina (Trina's Clay Creations) said...

Thanks for sharing these great pieces and sites! Very talented jewelry makers!! :)

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

How fun to come across this post today Sandy! I was scrolling through my reader and there was my winged heart I made forever ago. (Almost forgot about it.) Thank you so much for the feature! :-)

Great collection of artists and ideas. There are a couple of new ones for me, that I'll have to go check out right away!