Of all the mediums in art, polymer clay is one of the most versatile. It can become so many things through different techniques – it can look like leather, wood, fabric, paper, gemstones, stone, glass, and more. It can be molded to look botanical and take on the shape of flower petals and leaves. It can even be made to look like metal, which means that it is the perfect material for jewellery making. Given how versatile it is, it’s unsurprising that there are so many pieces of gorgeous polymer clay jewellery out there just waiting to be found.
An Artisan's Dream
Polymer clay artists love this material because of just how transformative it is. Different blends, surface treatments, canes, and texture applications can allow the artist to turn the polymer clay into almost anything. Jewellery artisans, such as Australian artisan Francesca Coniglio of Frankie In The City, love this medium not only because of how variable it is, but also because it is very lightweight. This makes it particularly great for earrings and necklaces as they can look stunning but not weigh you down. Polymer clay allows an artist to explore their creativity in myriad ways while also allowing their skills to grow and evolve.
Innovative Techniques, Incredible Jewellery
One of the most wonderful things about polymer clay is how many tools and techniques you can use to shape and mod it. You don’t need to run out and purchase specialized tools – although those are helpful too! – you can just use things you likely have lying around your house. Pasta machines are great for rolling out the clay into thin sheets, and you can use cookie cutters to achieve the shapes you want. Just looking around your kitchen for a few minutes would probably reveal a few things you could use for tools. When all is said and done, you would never be able to tell that the leaf pendant you’re wearing might have been shaped with a rolling pin and a knife. Experimenting with polymer clay is how many artisans have discovered just how very versatile it is, leading to the creation of many gorgeous accessories.
Earrings, Pendants, and More
It is truly amazing just how many kinds of material polymer clay can look like. It can be worked to look like beading, lace, or even brass. Artisan Collective Australia's wide and varied selection of earrings reveal just how many ways polymer clay can be used to create different effects. These earrings can function just as well for everyday casual wear as they can for formal or semi-formal occasions. They will also match well with other kinds of jewellery, such as chains, pendants, bangles, and statement pieces. Even better, these earrings are lightweight and on trend, making them a great addition to anybody’s accessory collection. If you’re looking for some polymer clay pieces to add to your collection, browse until you find the colours, shapes, and styles that appeal most to you.