Friday, May 21, 2010
I Dub Thee, Lynda, the Queen of Fauxtiquities
I was cruising around on Flickr, and discovered an artist who makes the most astounding beads and focals from polymer clay--looks like she robbed an archeological site of its most luminous treasures! Everybody, meet Lynda of Diva Designs.
I just fell in love with her focals in particular, and found myself often oohing and aahing over her things on Flickr. In a fit of wonderment over the pendant focal below, I fervently declared her the Queen of Fauxtiquities:
She was so thrilled with this moniker (which I confess I didn't think up myself--rather I had heard it elsewhere and appropriately appended it to her) that she offered me one of her beads as a thank you!! Well I just about DIED. Of course I wanted the dragonfly one above but it was sold. DAMMIT. So I went "shopping" on her Flickr site. Well, in addition to the stamped/embossed styles above, she has a whole line of image transfer beads and focals. I decided to go with something that would force me to design something I wouldn't normally do. I chose the one below:
It also has a spot of lovely brick red on it (it's on the right in this photo, pictured with one of its fellows):
I got it the other day in the mail from Lynda and have been fondling it regularly ever since. Mine mine MINE!!! Love the silver eyelet detail at either end. I have a design in my mind for it and hope to get to it this weekend.
There is so much fabulousness in her Flickr stream, I can't fit it all here. But I'm sure as heck going to try. Look at this:
Phew! And there's lots more!!! But I'll stop now before I become slavishly fawning, or before I reach my Blogger photo limit.
I highly encourage you to check out Lynda's Flickr photostream, stop by her blog, and visit her Etsy shop. Her designs are a feast for the eyes! She even has tutorials for sale in her Etsy shop on how to create your own image transfer components with polymer clay.