Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Bracelet Envy



I had planned to feature Maureen Thomas and her fabulous work yesterday but the queen of polymer clay blogging beat me to it. I've changed my post to include some exciting new work from other artists but I couldn't leave out this wonderful photo I asked Maureen to send me. I love the organic feel of her jewelry. Maureen told me, "I try to venture out, but texture always seems to work it's way into most of my pieces. I guess it's my 'thing'. My husband is afraid to throw anything away without holding it up first and saying, '....texture????' What a good guy." She's lucky to have a partner that notices the details and takes a real interest in her work.


This breathtaking cuff by Christelle is titled "Dreamtime". She made this piece for the Australian polymer clay guild's competition "Australia Speaks" and her inspiration came from the symbols and patterns of Aboriginal artwork. This is truly one of my most favorite polymer pieces ever! I'd like to grab it right off my computer screen, slap it on my wrist, and run away quickly.



Germany's Bettina Welker has a wonderful new cuff design she's experimenting with, too. I love the unusual shape and the pattern is different and refreshing. As usual, everything Bettina does is beautifully designed and finished.

I'm a sucker for a cool polymer clay bracelet and these amazing pieces have given me major bracelet envy!

9 comments:

Maniguette said...

I do understand how you feel about Christelle's bracelet. I'd love to grab it and run away too!!!
The two other ones are lovely too.

Maureen Thomas said...

Thank you, Kim (blush, blush). I am blown away by Christelle's and Bettina's bracelets. They both have such beautiful lines and designs...awesome! Thanks again!

Nesiejean said...

All of these are beautiful! I'm wondering what, if anything Christelle is using as a base??

beadworx said...

Thanks for featuring my new bracelet Kim!!!!
@ Nesiejean: I used a bracelet blank made from aluminum - maybe Christelle did the same....

Christelle said...

Kim thanks so much for featuring my bracelet!
nesiejean, yes I did use and aluminium bracelet blank.

lalg said...

What beautiful bracelets and wonderful inspiration!

Nesiejean said...

Thanks, Bettina. I've attempted to make my own with aluminum, but haven't had much luck so far. Your cuff is beautiful!

Amanda said...

Thanks for showing that beautiful bracelet!

Marcia P. said...

Christelle's "Dreamtime" cuff bracelet made my heart skip a beat! I'm speechless!