I hand-form every piece of polymer clay jewelry. All colors are original colors of clay,
there is no paint applied. I use several techniques including caning, engraving, weaving,
layering, and many others for which I don’t have names. I add beads and wires to
complement clay work. Ear wires and wires are sterling silver; necklaces are either
sterling silver, 19 strands stainless steel Beadalon, or rubber.
It was a fund raising activity for my temple that got me into playing with polymer clay in
2004. It was a long story with some twists and turns. In 2007 I opted to do art/craft
full time. I used to work as an environmental researcher in Oak Ridge, TN, so you know
I glow in the dark!
Polymer is durable when handled properly. It should be kept from pointed or sharp
objects that may scratch or cut the surface. It is flexible to a certain degree and is
unlikely to break (but not impossible) when dropped. A long period of exposure to
alcohol may do some damages to polymer, hence it's better to put the jewelry on after
spraying hair products and perfume. I have never done anything special to clean the
polymer except rinsing it with water when it starts collecting dust.