Art Deco, artisan bead, bead, Cate van Alphen, handmade bead, patchwork bead, polymer clay, retro
I rarely make the same thing twice, however I have found myself going back to these polymer clay beads a few times. They are quite fiddly to make so I find them a good way to relax.
I think of them as patchwork beads, mainly due to the process I use to make them. The name sort of works when I use a mix of colours like in these earrings.
But when I use more homogenous colours it doesn’t really describe how they look.
I can’t quite think of how to describe them. They aren’t really geometric enough to be Art Deco. Retro? Nouveau Deco? What do you think?
Looking at them I rather think actract art is more fitting. But still not perfect because also abstract art is planned ad not random. Mh… but since the are hidden layers and the reveal them just after cutting/forming/sanding… they could also be fossilized colours! Yes, I know… not helping at all 😉 The green ones are my favorite… althought… the last ones are fighting hard for this place also… even thought they have soooo much yellow in them! 🙂
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