Hall’s Big Heart

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When I browse photos of Liz Hall’s whimsical metal clay and polymer jewelry designs, I start to hear my favorite songs from “Nightmare Before Christmas” dancing through my brain!  Her shapes and color schemes – particularly the black and white striped polymer elements – are just fun, fun, fun.  Some of her piece are sprouting little black and white striped tails that burst forth to break the flat plane of the piece in such a surprising way.  Notice in this piece, entitled “Big Heart”,  how the metal clay doesn’t just surround the polymer, but it breaks into the center of the piece, swirling into the cavity that’s later filled with layers of polymer clay goodness.  This piece is for sale in her Etsy store.

You can check out lots of Liz’s work under the name “Lizards Jewelry”.  Here are links to her Web site, Flickr Photostream, Etsy store and YouTube video.


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Hall’s Big Heart — 5 Comments

  1. Thank you for featuring my “Big Heart” pendant. What a great site, I just love looking at all the wonderful works that you have found for us to enjoy!

    I’m new to the polymers and love the colors and designs I can incorporate into my pieces. I must say however there have definitely been a few frustrating moments. Any polymer masters close to me? would love some lessons!

  2. Thanks for visiting, Liz. I never would have guessed that you are new to polymer clay. I’ve been working in polymer for a few years and have certainly known the joys and the intense frustrations that come with it! Where do you live? I might be able to point you to a teacher.

  3. I’m in Northern VA (Lovettsville) above DC, very close to Frederick MD and West Virginia. Let me know if you can think of anyone in the area — maybe they would want a few metal clay lessons :o) in exchange.

  4. Oh – if I only lived closer to you, Liz, I would gladly trade my polymer clay knowledge for the chance to learn more about metal clay from you!

    Check out http://www.polymerclayworkshops.com to see upcoming classes in your area. Also, Polymer Clay Express is in Damascus, MD and they have classes. http://www.polymerclayexpress.com. Finally, check out http://www.polymerclayfests.wordpress.com, which is the site for the Cabin Fever Clay Festival in Laurel, MD every February. Kathryn Ottman is the organizer, and is probably teaching in other venues in the area throughout the year. Good luck!

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