Polymer clay is a superior modelling clay which is very versatile and, after baking, is strong and durable. One of the lovely attributes of polymer clay is the possibility of mixing the packet colours – much like mixing paints – to achieve any colour imaginable, or even to produce an exact colour match to a favourite outfit. I have been fascinated by the many different techniques for working with the clay. One of my favourites is the ‘caning’ technique whereby a large pattern is produced, and then by squeezing and stretching , the design passes through a long cylinder of clay – just like the letters run through a stick of Blackpool rock.
I have recently joined the British Polymer Clay Guild, and I am a member of the local Anglian Polymer Clay Guild, which is invaluable in providing guidance, support and inspiration.
…Prices and ordering
Please view the Events page to see when I will be at a Craft Fair , and please contact me beforehand if you have a particular request. In addition to this, I sell to friends and others who enjoy unique handmade jewellery. Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries. The earrings are priced from £6; pendants from £12 and necklaces from £15. Although some items on the website may have sold, I may be able to produce something similar. I also take commissions.
I have always enjoyed sketching and designing and I am thrilled that I can take my skills into the new colourful world of polymer clay. I am influenced by nature – the wide open skies of my adopted Fen landscape, the flowers and colours of the National Trust Gardens I love to visit, as well as by other art forms such as paintings, ceramics and textiles. I like to sell my pieces to enhance other people’s lives with colour, as well as to buy more materials and to contribute to the charity I support.
Every purchase of designsforhope jewellery and polymer clay pieces helps to support the charity http://www.weseehope.org.uk which works with youngsters in sub-Saharan Africa to gain an education and a step towards a future in professions which will benefit both themselves and their respective countries. For more details see the charity’s website, and read all about how I started in the Blog pages.