Vermont Cabin Creations
Polymer Clay Jewelry
I discovered polymer clay in 2005 at a craft show where I was drawn to a booth that displayed beautiful, bright colored, barettes. The vendor explained that these products were made of polymer clay and described how she made these lovely looking pieces. I was intrigued. It didn't take very long before I decided to try working with this fascinating material. I discovered that I absolutely loved working with the clay; the colors could be mixed to whatever shade I wanted, stamps or other implements could be used to impress designs on the clay, and I could shape the clay into anything my mind could imagine. The outcome of my efforts resulted in jewelry that could be worn with anything in my wardrobe.
Influences in the kinds of colors and styles I use can be dictated by fashion magazines, the landscape of Vermont, the colors and sounds of wherever I travel, or even, in one case, the color of the soap in a carwash.
I normally choose a palette of colors that I blend in a variety of ways and make about 15 pieces that will "mix and match" with one another. I will usually make about 3 or 4 different necklaces, bracelets and earrings in several different styles and perhaps one or two types of pins. Besides the design choices I present, there is also a variety of price points available. This allows the customer to have more choice in designing her own look as well as being able to purchase 'one of a kind' jewelry that is affordable.