Thursday, June 17, 2010

Handmade Polymer Clay Jewelry by Emily Claire Creations

Today I'm featuring EmilyClaireCreations, a shop run by a polymer clay artist who likes to make beautiful, very interesting handmade jewelry from this versatile material!

This artisan makes gorgeous bracelets, pretty pendants, fantastic necklaces and fashionable earrings. She has a real eye for design, and likes natural, classic, vintage and industrial forms and shapes, which influence her creations.

Many of these pieces look very heavy, but they're surprisingly lightweight. This artisan has mastered techniques for applying metallic and antique finishes to these pieces; what looks like solid metal may not be metal at all!

The Ancient Artifacts, Bronze Chandelier Earrings are a great example. They look like solid metal but ... they're polymer clay with a metallic finish. The texture and finish on the dangles is wonderful; I love the patterned diamond shaped ear wires.

There is plenty of movement in these earrings, and even though they hang 2 1/4" from the ear and look heavy, they're actually very lightweight. The jump rings are copper; and they have pure copper leverback earwires for comfort and security. You could be wearing these - for $12.95!

Your Love is a fabulous necklace with sort of an industrial look. The eyelets are a cool design touch; the cut-out heart is really cute and contrasts with the polymer clay metallic "bronze" hammer finished plate. The red copper finished overlay plate proclaims your LOVE!

This pendant hangs on a hand made copper link chain with wire wrapped red aventurine, Czech glass and art glass beads. It is finished with a copper lobster clasp. This fabulous necklace could be on its way to you for $35.95!

These beautifully patterned Metallic Blue Paisley Earrings were handmade by Emily Claire. They feature a deep, bold paisley design. The disc shapes are about the size of a nickle (21.2mm).

The earrings have a unique blue and purple color; the metallic finish combined with the satin polymer glaze gives them an almost iridescent appearance ... they almost look like anodized niobium.

The discs are suspended from hand hammered, pure copper ear wires. These are really pretty, and very reasonably priced - $12.95!

This Monarch Butterfly Polymer Clay and Copper Necklace really is amazing! The pendant is unique; and so is the fabulous chin necklace it hangs from. This artisan really put time into this one; each link is hand formed; the chain was assembled a link at a time. Wire wrapped Czech glass fire polished beads sparkle throughout the beautiful chain.

The pendant is made with black and gold color polymer clays; it is 1 1/4" top to bottom, and 1 1/2" wide. Eyelets protect the clay and add a nice design element. This awesome necklace is priced at $45.95!

Polymer Clay is a relatively new medium; it allows the artisan to create with amazing detail. Finished pieces are quite durable and obviously - very attractive! Visit EmilyClaireCreations on Etsy today. Remember to add her shop to your favorites. Her handmade jewelry makes a nice gift - and the prices are very affordable!

Here's a peek into EmilyClaireCreations ...

Robert Edwards is a proud member of the Jewelry on Etsy Team - JET. He is a jewelry designer and metalsmith in New York City with over 30 years experience in the jewelry trade, specializing in silver jewelry and silver chains. This article may be reproduced provided it contains this author's statement and all links remain intact. ©2010 Robert Edwards


DG Jewelry Designs said...

Absolutely gorgeous jewelry. I'll take one of everything, please.

trentongal said...

Very interesting handmade jewelry- love the colors!

Olivia Jean said...

This is one of my favorite shops!

Night Sky said...

Gorgeous article about the gorgeous work of Emily Claire.

AdroitJewelers said...

Beautiful, unique creations!

Designs by Victoria said...

Those pieces are lovely!

BeadznBling said...

Valerie from ECC is amazingly talented with P-Clay. Just look at the captivating colors and textures. Just want it all!!!

A Beaded Affair said...

Stunning work and I love your blog. I'll be back!

Made By Tammy said...

Beautiful Jewelry!