Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Moulds by Mel New design team member........

Good morning everyone, I would just like to take this moment to introduce a very exciting new member to the Moulds by Mel Design Team. We are so lucky and privileged to have Davinia apart of our little team and I'm sure you are just going to love her work just as much as me. Ill let Davinia tell you a little more about herself, but we look forward to her first projects that should be up to view very soon. 

I'm Davinia and I'm a jewellery artist working predominantly with Polymer Clay.

Back in 2010 I took a class in working with Precious Metal clay with the idea of making my own components and findings. Really enjoyed it but found it rather expensive and open flames were involved.  But during that class we practised making textures and shapes with polymer clay before attempting the same on the PMC and I found the polymer clay so much fun to work with I haven't looked back.

I started with someones unwanted pasta machine and a small plastic container with half a dozen colours of Premo Polymer clay. Now I have a cupboard full of clay paraphernalia, from texture plates, cutting blades and cookie cutters, to books and magazines, embossing powders, mica powders, paints and anything I think I can use with clay.

That's the beauty of polymer, it can be manipulated to look like almost anything, from gem stones to metal. It can be squashed, twisted, cut, sliced, molded, painted, polished and if you don't like it just roll it up and start again.

Polymer clay and molds were meant for each other and I'm so excited to be a member of Mel's design team and being given the opportunity to create exciting pieces using her wonderful Moulds

Stop by Davinia's blog to see what she is up to