HeidiHelyard

Polymer clay statement earrings and handmade jewellery

Avoca Beach, Australia

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Last updated on Aug 6, 2019

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About HeidiHelyard

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On Etsy since 2011

Handmade polymer clay earrings

As an artist, I have worked with embroidery, weaving and other fibre art for years. Last year, as part of my quest for texture, I started incorporating polymer clay into my fibre art pieces. This evolved into incorporating fibre into my polymer clay pieces! Small wall hangings morphed into wearable pendants, then came earrings and other jewelry-related objects. The progression was very organic.

I consider my jewelry to be small-scaled, one-off pieces of wearable art. The fact that each piece is unduplicated and unique is really important to me. I like to think of each pendant, earring or bowl as a limited edition - collectable and precious, completely individual, and the polar opposite of the mass produced fashion jewelry flooding the market. It’s important to me that my pieces be instantly recognisable as mine.

For me, it’s all about colour and texture! The beauty of polymer clay and fibres is that together they present so much opportunity for me to fully explore both of these elements. They work symbiotically to allow for more colour, more texture!

Initially, very early on, I was inspired by organic shapes and colours. You know the sorts of effects when scientists cultivate cultures/microbes in petri dishes? Those kind of growing, overlapping, expanding shapes were what inspired me. The name of the pieces became ‘Weirdlings’ as, well, they are kind of weird, these quirky, characterful little organisms of mine! I’ve always been drawn to circles in art generally - mandalas and symmetry. Now I’m working with circles and asymmetry, and have started to work with other shapes as well. The weirdlings are evolving!

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  • Moo

    United Kingdom

    Moo prints the stickers.

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Last updated on Apr 20, 2018
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Can I combine shipping?

Yes you can! If you place more than one order, let me know and I can refund the shipping on your second (or third!) purchase.