Jewelry was not the original goal when I discovered this medium. A friend wanted to make a pin so we bought supplies and a book. After a fun day of play she was ready to quit and gifted the supplies to me. I didn’t stop. I tried several projects then did research for more information. I fell in love with the colors, shapes and patterns. It has taken on a life of its own.
My patterns all start as solid colors of artists’ clay (polymer clay). I condition the clay then blend my custom colors. The clay is then stacked, rolled, recombined and/or reshaped to form the pattern into a cane (log/loaf). With this pattern I hand shape beads or cover objects. I then hand sand and buff the beads which gives them a stone like feel and look.
My work with color and pattern is my own journey with art. I’m often asked how long it takes to make my art. I truthfully don’t know. It is something I love.