beads by breul

Monday, April 18, 2011

Would you buy these?

I am looking for honest feedback here. I have been playing with polymer and loving every minute of it. I played and created these various pendants. So, here is the burning question?
 Would you buy these?
 Are they "sell-worthy"? 
Please be honest. You will not not hurt my feelings.
(ignore the photos, working with the $50 point and click as my camera has decided that a nice vacation in London with my hubby and son would be fun.)

Thank you for taking the time!
Happy Monday.


Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Hi Courtney,
I really like your pendants. I work mostly in glass and swarovski for materials, but I do like your pendants. I think the Fleur d'lis has a great finish on it in particular!

Keep creating, and let your inspiration be your guide! It never lies! :)

Claire Maunsell said...

The blue mandalaish one in the top left(of the last picture) appeals to me the most, also the orange fleur de lis (I live in Quebec, I'm biased.

Something about the fine line quality of the the blue one is appealing. Honestly? Sometimes polymer can look very squished and plasticky and extruded (not in a good way) Getting enough texture and too much squishy texture can be a fine line...I hope I am not offending, but this is something I battle all the time with in polymer, so I know how hard it is.

The blue one is lovely and very saleable. Try the ones with writing with a shallower imprint and more mystery.

Copper Diem said...

I totally would. i love the purple ones, and the red ones and that orange one esp.

somethingunique said...

Hi Courtney, i think they look buy worthy for sure great job ttfn L:)

ewabeads said...

Sure would!!! These are great!!!
Try two and three holes on some of these to make awesome connectors too! Super job!

Elisabeth said...

I think they are great and very buyable. I love the bright colors!

TesoriTrovati said...

Hi Courtney! Great to see where your creativity is taking you! I would agree with the suggestions made. I think that the gingko one is my favorite. I am not a big fan of colored clay. But if you continue with that, why not play with other finishes? Add some metallic paint to the highlights, or play with inclusions in the clay, like gold leaf to give it that lapis flair. Lisa Pavelka has a wonderful book I checked out of the library that show some really awesome things you can do with polymer. My preference is to things that don't look like polymer clay... as if you can make it look like stone, or metal or wood or something else. I am working with p.c. now too and that is what I am always trying to do. Great first efforts! Looking forward to seeing where you are taking this.
Enjoy the day!

Kate said...

I think you've got a great variety going here! I'd list 'em!

Marcie A. said...

I really like the purple ones. I'm a fan of contrast and I think that these capture the color contrasts beautifully. I also really like how "deep" the carving is in the pendants. They look like they have great weight to them and they don't really look like polymer at all, I'm actually seeing more ceramic. I think they're great. Keep experimenting and pushing your creativity. I've found that if I create something that I would want, it usually follows that others will want it as well.

Kokopelli said...

Can't believe I didn't follow your blog until today.
Love the pendants, especially the purple and the red ones. They almost look like porcelain or stoneware. And the Fleur de Lys really has a nice finish/patina!

Anonymous said...

Courtney, I think my favorite one is the gingko pendant, but they all have such a beautiful finish on them (they look like porcelian)and the stamping is nice and deep. I think they would be worth selling.