Polymer Clay Creations
Leora Abraham has been creating works of art for as long as she can remember. Leora recently discovered the ‘magic’ of working with Polymer Clay and is proud to share her delightful collection of necklaces, bangles, earings, keyrings, bag charms and iPod cases with you.
Polymer Clay is an art medium that is known for its versatility, pliability and simplicity to work with. It is man-made oven bake modelling material, made from Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). The clay stays continually soft and has to be baked to harden. It can be baked in a home oven and retains its colour, shape and size. Polymer Clay is available in many beautiful colours including solid, translucent, metallic, glow-in-the-dark and stone-like and can be found in most art and craft stores.
Leora’s favourite technique to use is the art of Millefiori (Thousand Flowers in Italian) or cane work. This is the same technique used by famous artists in Venice to make glass beads. Beautiful works of art can be created within a cane of clay. The pattern runs from end to end through the cane. The cane is then sliced and the slices are used to make beads or to cover everyday objects. You can turn the simplest things into beautiful works of art. You are only limited by your imagination.