Jan 24, 2010

Ancient World meets Future - Myriad Polymer Clay Pendants

While working on these polymer clay somethings, including some spirals (not shown), the first thought that came to mind was Archimedes. I was looking for a name for these pendants to be and had to ponder why that word would jump out like that.

Archimedes was a Greek astronomer, inventor, engineer, physicist, and mathematician.


The watch gears hint of steampunk, and yet the pendants don't look anywhere near Victorian which is a major criteria for something to fit into the Steampunk genre. I know that a lot of people stick some gears and bolts in some clay and call it Steampunk, however, true Steampunk does not contain an iota of plastics, only metal, glass, leather or the kinds of things that were around in the Victorian Era. And frankly, polymer clay or PVC was not invented until 1933 in Germany by Semon B.F. Goodrich. Check out this interesting time-line of polymers.


So what do I call my pieces that are more inspired by 'Ancient World meets Future' along with gears, nuts and bolts, resin, inks of the now...I was trying to guess how many pendants I have created since I started claying, beading etc and a wild guess would be in the thousands. 10,000 is a Myriad in Greek...A Myriad of Polymer Clay Pendants, or just a few.
Stay tuned...I'll be blogging about a wonderful new component resin.

5 comments:

Anart Island Studio said...

love them!!!

Julie said...

Love these! My dad was a watchmaker so I'm really drawn to the tiny gears.

Tina Holden said...

Thanks Anke and Julie! :) I'm drawn to watch gears because as a young child I took apart my parents clock to see what made it tick! I got in trouble because I broke it...lol

LethargicLass said...

Those are beautiful!

Tonja Lenderman said...

Love the one's in the second picture!! Look medieval :) Would love to know where you find all the cool embellishments :)

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