Saturday, June 22, 2013

Everything's In Black And White

The blog roll topic from The Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild on Art Fire  is black and white.  This is one of my favorite color combinations.  Black against a stark white background is eye catching and dramatic.  Designers of clothing and home decor always seem to include this color combo in their collections.

Working with black and white polymer clay can be difficult.  The black wants to smear on the white and the white wants to infiltrate the black,  I've chosen a few pieces from Smooshers who seem to have beat the two colors into submission and created pieces  that use this wonderful combination.

This Oreo Cupcake Necklace from Black Dog Jewelry  is whimsical and fun.  I love the way the "frosting" swirls on top of the cupcake.



The Black and White Psychedelic Shawl Pin by Cynthia Blanton   takes an ancient piece of jewelry and brings it into the 21st  century.


These Handmade Polymer clay Beads by Prescence  have an added touch of silver that, in a way, remind me of liquid mercury.

The Celtic Inspired Cuff Bracelet by Sharp Art By Dawna  is both dramatic and striking.  The red inner part of the cuff sets off the black and white design wonderfully.


13 comments:

  1. Black and white is such a classic color combo - I love it and I love the pieces you chose to showcase in this blog :)

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  2. I like the combination of black and white too. I've been trying to find a quilt pattern that I think will look just right with those two colors or one with those two and a touch of red, like that cuff bracelet, or bright yellow. Thanks for showing us these pieces.

    Ann

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  3. Black and white is such a sophisticated combination; these beautiful works in clay definitely prove it!

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  4. Black and white colors against each other creates contrast and beauty at the same time. Beautiful items!

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  5. Classic black and white, and red adds such a dramatic pop of color. You've chosen lovely pieces to illustrate your post.

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  6. This is another great post, Wyvern Designs. You clearly explained the challenge of keeping the black and white color scheme "pure" through the many steps of working with polymer clay. The examples you chose to feature illustrate your post well. The black and white polymer clay brooch and the cuff bracelet are especially well-executed.

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  7. What astounding gifts these people show in working with clay. I know how much talent it takes to make a memorable piece. I keep trying ;)
    Anna

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  8. Black and White is a fantastic color combo. Love the hair clip and the Cup Cake necklace. Thank you for sharing :)

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  9. Great post about black and white. You are right, the colors do seem to want to borrow space from each other and it is hard to keep them separate. The choices you selected were excellent.

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  10. Such talent in the Smooshers! Am loving Dawna's bracelet. The red really rocks with the black and white. Thank you for sharing these fabulous creations (:

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  11. Great post and I love the bracelet.

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  12. Lovely black and white! I like the cupcake.

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  13. Beautiful black and whites! And that lovely touch of red. Very nice blog post.

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