Polymer Clay and Upcycled Creations

Fort Collins, Colorado · 129 Sales


Polymer Clay and Upcycled Creations

Fort Collins, Colorado 129 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Physaria is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Taking a break. Be back in a couple of weeks.

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Last updated on Feb 19, 2014

Taking a break. Be back in a couple of weeks.


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It all started when I was standing in line

I like to buy my clothes at a women's clothing consignment store in town. One day I was standing in line with my purchases and saw a bracelet for sale on the counter. I wasn't much of a bracelet person, but really liked how it had upcycled watch faces on it and that it was fun without being too flashy or bulky.

I just about made it to my car when I thought, "I could make these and sell them on Etsy".

I did a few things to make the designs my own. First, I added handstamped polymer clay tiles. I mix the colors myself and select several coordinating colors for each piece. I also started searching for funky little charms that were flat on one side and were the right size. I expanded the kinds of watch parts I use to include mainspring barrels from old mechanical watches, and assorted gears.

It's not really steampunk, though. I don't know what to call the style - mixed media? Claypunk?

Oh, the name Physaria? It's the scientific name of the plant I studied in school. It's a nice little member of the mustard family and kind of like my shop offerings. Pretty, fun, but not too flashy. Small scale bling.

I have a Facebook page where I announce contests and giveaways from time to time. The link is on the right.

I post more stuff about the pieces I'm working on at

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  • Sally Doodle

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    Hi, I'm Sally, the shop mascot. My good attitude and tendency to sleep all day allows the owner to get lots done.

  • Linda


    I work in a lab and have discovered my creative side in recent years. I make jewelry from vintage buttons, upcycled watch parts, polymer clay tiles and whatever interesting bits I can find.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 9, 2012
Hello and welcome to my shop. Physaria is the scientific name of a nice little native plant that grows here in CO.

My interests include botany, technology, crafting and art. This all started when I was at a consignment store once and saw a bracelet on the counter that I really liked. Before I had made it out to my car, the though occurred to me: "I could make something like these and sell them on Etsy". And here I am. I use the similar upcycled watch parts that I saw in that first bracelet, but have put my own spin on it. I used to work for a company that makes rubber stamps, and recently saw the work of a very impressive polymer clay artist. Voila! The two experiences combined and the results are the clay tiles I use in my bracelets and necklaces. I've also sought out funky little charms to use, as well as nifty buttons and a bit of wire work.

I'm not a fan of large jewelry and instead use the term "small scale bling" to describe my work. I like a little sass, a little flash, a dash of whimsy and some color. Due to the nature of the clay tiles and watch parts, each piece is distinctive and unique. I like that part of it, and hope you do too.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase. Let me know if you're not satisfied and we'll work out a satisfactory solution. I accept broken or defective items back for replacement or refund. Buyer pays for return shipping.
I accept Paypal and also credit cards through Etsy.
I ship on Tuesdays and Fridays at least. If I can get to the post office sooner, you bet I will. :-)
Additional policies and FAQs
I make each piece by hand, and the picture you see is of the item you will receive.

See elements that you like and want made into your own piece? I'm happy to work with customers to create their own bracelet from the elements you see.