We all like jewelry. It might be that special piece that your grandmother left you, or first gift that you bought for your girlfriend. You can have it big and flashy or small and inconspicuous. Variety of materials and designs makes this wearable art irresistible. Janna Baranovska, aka Claycessories, is talented British artist that creates unique polymer clay jewelry. Most of her necklaces, earrings and bracelets are inspired by nature and animals, giving the jewelry organic look. Her latest collection incorporates charming pieces inspired by Venetian masks. Just taking a look at them will leave you enchanted.
Creating anything from nothing with your own hands is a miracle. So when I take the clay into my hands something new, which has never been part of reality before, is made and being part of that birth makes me feel like a real fairy.
Inspiration comes from everywhere, it can come suddenly from things that surround me or sometimes books and movies. Occasionally it comes from my customers, when they request jewellery based on things I’ve never seen before and never though could be made into and worn as jewellery. It would confuse me at first but I now find it very interesting to figure out a way to make unusual jewellery really exclusive and unique.
When I first started to create with polymer clay I read and watched a lot of tutorials and tried all the well known techniques. Through that experience I found my style and I’m still learning and evolving it because I like to experiment and creating something really original. While my jewellery may not always attract the mass market customer, I hope to find more people who can appreciate the uniqueness of my creations.
My latest works have been Venetian mask necklaces I create in different patterns, ornaments and styles. So far I have mode over 10 different masks and have a few more ideas for some new ones. I also want to try out a new technique; drawing using small crumbs of polymer clay. So, no paints and instead just the different colours of polymer clay and inspiration. One of the reasons I like to use polymer clay is for it’s brilliant colours. With ease of use and the incredible range of possibilities it offers its just perfect. I have never tried this technique before but I’m really excited to give it a go and let my imagination run wild.
Your own Polymer Clay Jewelry!
Already a fan of Janna’s captivating pieces? If you would like to own, or custom order one of these unique pieces yourself then you are in luck. You can buy them on Janna’s Etsy shop. To see more of her claycessories check her out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Finally, I would love you to share some thoughts on these Polymer Clay Jewelry pieces in the comment section bellow.
Visual content courtesy of Janna Baranovska.