Another collar…

Perhaps watching all those 1940’s mummy movies has contributed to the rhythm in my recent works.  Everything has an ancient look about it – as if each piece had been unearthed during archeological excavations.  It started several months ago when I created an ankh with bronze metal clay.  Now I’m making beads with polymer clay that look like worn marble, soapstone, and alabaster and using them in collars and necklaces and brooches.  Bronze metal clay is used to create accent beads.  Usually my short attention span dictates that my pieces be an amalgam of styles ranging from whimsical to ultra-sleek and anything in between.  So making a series of pieces that have a common theme and comprise a collection is a rather unique occurrence for me.  This piece is composed of polymer clay faux marble beads interspersed with bronze metal clay disks and is titled  “Antiquities Collar”.

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on July 2, 2012.

6 Responses to “Another collar…”

  1. Dramatic!


  2. Thank you, Marsha! I’m having a really fun time making these!


  3. Gorgeous, as usual! 🙂


  4. Thanks, Jen! I have a trunk show on September 8 at Brio Gallery in Galena, IL and this is one of the pieces that will be featured.


  5. This is a striking piece! I love how you chose to show off the beauty of polymer on it’s own rather than just using it as an accent! Thank you for sharing your work. I am so inspired by all that you do! Keep it up and please keep sharing!


    • Thank you for your kind words, LaLa! I believe that sharing my work and ideas with others promotes creative karma and that’s such a positive force! I’m finding that when I work with polymer clay, it’s difficult to stop and switch mediums. Polymer is a forgiving material that allows the exploration of pattern, color, and form like no other medium. I simply love playing with it!


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