I just started experimenting with polymer clay. For the spring\summer jewelry collection I wanted to work with a combination of bright and pastel colors, hard and soft materials and organic forms. I am still researching and experimenting with this material that can be equal parts frustrating and rewarding. I have been using oil pastels for the colors, I just apply it directly on white and translucid clay until I am happy with the end result. I also used spices like paprika and turmeric to color the clay as well as powdered gold pigment. Slowly finding a language and a direction so that in the end I am left with a coherent and cohesive group of objects, in the meantime enjoying the process and the anticipation and excitement each time I retrieve a batch from the oven!