atLoganSquare

Artisan crafted polymer clay beads

Chicago, Illinois · 343 Sales

atLoganSquare

Artisan crafted polymer clay beads

Chicago, Illinois 343 Sales On Etsy since 2014

0 out of 5 stars
(159)

Shop owner

Kristin

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Announcement   Welcome to my new shop!
I make polymer clay beads inspired by natural forms and my urban environment. Each bead is unique, created by impressions taken from found objects. These objects come from my collection of plant forms, drift wood and pebbles form Lake Michigan, fossils and shells, as well as copper etchings of digital patterns I've created ( I call these my digital "runes").

The beads in my shop banner have impressions of a walnut seed, crayfish claws, fish vertebrae, digital runes, swordfish skull bones, and weathered concrete. There's also a polymer beach pebble, which I love to make, and will be including in my listings.

I hope my beads will inspire you in your own work.

Announcement

Welcome to my new shop!
I make polymer clay beads inspired by natural forms and my urban environment. Each bead is unique, created by impressions taken from found objects. These objects come from my collection of plant forms, drift wood and pebbles form Lake Michigan, fossils and shells, as well as copper etchings of digital patterns I've created ( I call these my digital "runes").

The beads in my shop banner have impressions of a walnut seed, crayfish claws, fish vertebrae, digital runes, swordfish skull bones, and weathered concrete. There's also a polymer beach pebble, which I love to make, and will be including in my listings.

I hope my beads will inspire you in your own work.

Kristin

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Kristin

Reviews

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Shawn Birney-Rothman

Shawn Birney-Rothman on May 19, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Again, I'm a happy, loyal repeat customer - can't say enough about this seller and the cool components that are created in this shop!

Shawn Birney-Rothman

Shawn Birney-Rothman on May 19, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Deliciously different components that dazzle! These are currently residing in a new, favorite pair of divalocawearableart.etsy.com earrings, and not sure I can part with them! Thanks so much.

carolyn knapp

carolyn knapp on May 19, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

For lack of a better word...these are kind of funky...good funky. I like them and am sure one of my customers will feel the same. They were made well and I didn't have any trouble making them into earrings.

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About

Fractal fanatic

Hi,
Graphic designer turned metalsmith/enamelist, turned bead maker here.

I have always been fascinated with the forms and patterns of living things and with fractal patterns in nature. Clay is the perfect medium for capturing these patterns and I use my large collection of plant forms, rocks, shells, fossils, and artifacts to do so.

When I was metalsmithing, I created wave patterns and digital noise patterns in Photoshop which I etched onto metal. I still use these in my bead making. I call them digital runes.

I spend a lot of time looking at Mars rover and orbiter photos, so it's no surprise when some of my beads start looking like Martian rocks.

Many of my beads are fantasy fossils and relics. They are also often derived from something interesting found on walks in my urban environment, that I share with my faithful companion, Norman.

I hope my beads will inspire you in making your own creations.

Kristin

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  • Kristin

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    Graphic designer turned metalsmith/enamelist, turned bead maker here.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2014
I am brand new to Etsy, so convo me if anything is unclear about my policies and listings.

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Shipping
I will strive to ship within two business days.
Shipments will be USPS first class with tracking, unless an upgrade is requested.
You will be notified when your purchase ships.
I will not be responsible for shipments lost during delivery.

Right now, until I become familiar with shipping from Etsy, I will be shipping domestically only.
Refunds and Exchanges
No refunds, but if you are not satisfied with your purchase, it may be exchanged for another of similar value.

If an item is damaged during delivery, it may be exchanged for another of similar value.