Melanie West

 
Bangle bracelets, polymer clayBlue and Yellow Necklace, polymer clay & rubber, SOLDFunky Gourd Necklace, polymer clay & rubberBangle bracelets, polymer clay
Pond in the Woods with Mushrooms Necklace, polymer clay & rubberSummer Gourd Necklace, polymer clay & rubberThe Maw bracelet, polymer clayWinter Twilight Necklace, polymer clay & rubber
Wood Fungi bangle bracelets, polymer clayYellow Fruits Necklace, polymer clay & rubber
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"I live in the woods of Maine and share these woods with a plethora of wild life, including moose, bob cats, fox and coyotes, lots of song birds, wild turkeys and of course, ravens.
What drives my current work with polymer is a life long fascination with Nature's use of extravagant forms, colors
 and patterns. Nature never ceases to amaze, and I have always been compelled to answer that amazement in my work.

With polymer clay I am able to create a very personal, sensual experience for the wearer, while celebrating all of Nature's awe inspiring beauty.

Each one-of-a-kind piece in my “Bio” series contains a unique, playful personality inspired by such flora and fauna as salamanders, snakes, nudibranchs, cephalopods, bamboo and acorns. My pieces are built on hand fabricated and carved armatures of polymer, and are laminated with polymer clay cane work. My pieces are hand sanded and finished to a soft luster or buffed to a high lacquer finish."

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