Polyclay

Polymer clay jewelry. Also see the "Atheist," "Critters," and "Trilobites" subpages. Click on images to enlarge. Scroll down for care info in the middle column.

Customer questions: CicadaArtJewelry@yahoo.com

If items are to be shipped to a Colorado address, sales tax will be added to the price.

Assorted Patterns
My own polymer clay cane-worked beads and centerpieces, strung with glass beads on nylon-coated 39-strand twisted wire cable, with base metal findings. $40 each

Set 1
Necklace 22" long, Earrings 2 1/2" long from the top of the fishhook earwires.


Set 2
Necklace 22 1/2" long, Earrings 2 1/2" long from the top of the fishhook earwires.


Set 3
Necklace 24" long, Earrings 2" long
from the top of the fishhook earwires


Set 4
Necklace 23" long, Earrings 2" long
from the top of the fishhook earwires


Set 5
Necklace 21" long, Earrings 2" long
from the top of the fishhook earwires,
Bracelet
approximately 8 1/4" long.





The Gorgon Medusa
This necklace features my own
sculpted polymer clay centerpiece,
strung with red jasper, snowflake
obsidian, howlite, and unakite natural
stone beads on nylon-coated 39-strand
twisted wire cable, with rugged silver-tone
 base metal findings. I sculpted the face, snakes, and background piece of the centerpiece, and made the "hangers" on
each side of the centerpiece out of heavy
steel wire and embedded them into
the piece.           $150



One side of her face is prettier than the
other, representing different sides of one's personality. I don't mean those sides to be
"good and evil," just different dimensions,
each with its own purposes, strengths,
and weaknesses.



Each side of the necklace is constructed
to be twisted. The necklace is about
23 1/2" (60 cm) long. The centerpiece is
about 3 1/4" wide by 2 1/2" tall, and
about 3/4" deep. In metric units that's
about 8 cm wide by 6 cm tall by 2 cm deep. With all of those stone beads the necklace weighs 5.15 oz.





Care of Items
My necklaces that are strung on
multi-strand wire cable are very rugged,
and typically can only be cut with wire
cutters and similar instruments. I normally rugged base metal findings, such as brass lobster claw clasps. The most vulnerable
parts of these jewelry items are glass or
stone beads or polymer clay elements.


I use strong, high-quality polymer clay.
Polyclay does not shatter like earthen
clays, but it's important not to scratch its
surface or subject it to extremely high temperatures. (Like your car's dashboard, polymer clay is vinyl.) Surface details
such as snakes or stingers should not be
picked at. The jellyfish at right have a
surface glaze that could be scuffed if
you're not careful, so it's best to remove
the necklace before putting on your seatbelt.
But with care these pieces will last for
decades or more.

Jellyfish
Polymer clay centerpieces and shell-shaped beads strung with Czech glass beads, on nylon-coated 39-strand twisted wire cable, with base metal findings. $30 each.

Jellyfish Set 1

Jellyfish Set 2

Jellyfish Set 3

Jellyfish Set 4

Jellyfish Set 5

Jellyfish Set 6

Jellyfish Set 7

Jellyfish Set 8
Note: The orange beads are vintage
German pressed glass.














 


 




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