Geometric Prints in Jewelry & Beach Fashion Street Photography

2103 HB US OPEN of SURFING Beach Fashion PhotosBlack and White Chevron Print BikiniThis California surfer girl is Smoking Hot in her Black and White Chevron Print Bikini.

I’ve been very busy this past few weeks creating my new line of Geometric Jewelry. I was inspired by the current hot Runway Trend of Black and White geometric prints, colorful geometric patterns and shapes. I love the Retro Mod feel of these timeless designs. The Bold Mod Geometric Fashions were really Groovy when they hit the scene in the 1960’s, so Bitchin in the 1980’s, and they are Fabulously Hot on the Beach in 2013!

Vans US OPEN of SURFING July 24 2013 copy

The US OPEN of  SURFING has been going on this past week in Huntington Beach. The California beach culture, party energy is a great vibe when this Pro Surfing Competition happens here every summer. It is the Largest Surfing Competition in the World, with the best of the best Pro Surfers coming here to compete. The U.S. Open is part of the qualification process for the ASP World Surfing Tour.

My honey and I took a bike ride down to the Beach yesterday morning to get some exercise, and check out the beach scene. Gidgy monster got to ride along in the basket too. I sat there on the grass with Gidget listening to my music and people watching, while he went and tried to get Free Swag from the Vans Promo Guys (he just loves to get something for free). In a matter of just a few minutes of people watching I started noticing a lot of Black and White Geometric Prints in the swimwear, and beach accessoriesI was elated to see my hunch to create this Jewelry line must be on the right track. Damn it, I did not bring my Camera! Hubby comes back after a few minutes, well probably more like 20 with a hot tip “Vans is going to be giving out some really good swag in about an hour”. Cool! We can ride home and get a bite to eat, drop off the dog, and grab my Camera!

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This Stylish Pink and Black String Bikini bathing suit is a really cute take on a colorful Chevron Zig Zag Print.

9 Big Geometric Dangle Earrings - Sterling Silver Earrings with Polymer Clay Zig Zag PendantsBlack and White Zig Zag Chevron Print Earrings – Sterling Silver 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/157576608/black-and-white-chevron-zig-zag-earrings?ref=shop_home_active

Black Checkerboard Knit Dress Pink and Black Bangle Bracelets

She is too cute in her Black Checkerboard Print knit dress. I love how she accented her outfit with Pink and Black Bangle Bracelets, they match her pink cell phone. I didn’t make the bracelets she is wearing, but I do have some Bangle Bracelets that look just like these that are made out of Polymer Clay for Sale in my Shop. https://www.etsy.com/listing/152736368/bangle-bracelet-mix-and-match-bracelets?ref=shop_home_active

31 Black and White Checks - Geometric Earrings - Runway Jewelry by LaLindaArtStudio on Etsy

Black and White Checked Earrings by LaLinda

https://www.etsy.com/listing/157723423/black-and-white-geometric-earrings-black?ref=shop_home_active

1 Geometric Jewelry - Earrings - Black and White Checks Earring

Black and white Geometric Earrings by LaLindaArtStudio

https://www.etsy.com/listing/157710584/black-and-white-earrings-geometric?ref=shop_home_active


Red and White Checkerboard Vans Headband bandana

Even the guys are getting into the action with the checkerboard prints.

Vans Black and White Checkerboard Beach Umbrella

He got that good Vans Swag he was after. Yes, a checkerboard Beach Umbrella. How Perfect is that! One of the Van Doran’s,  the original owners of Vans, gave it to Charlie personally. Vans Surf and Skate wear is making a comeback big time with taking over sponsoring the US Open of Surfing. Oh, there goes a nice blue and green Chevron Print crossing in the background.

Black and white diamond print shorts

I Love this these Black and White Diamond Print Shorts.

13 Black and White Geometric Earrings - 3 Triangles by LaLindaArtStudio on ETSY

Black and White Diamond Dangle Earrings – Black and White Triangle Polymer Clay Earrings with Sterling Silver Wires

https://www.etsy.com/listing/157715190/black-white-earrings-geometric-triangle?ref=shop_home_active

Turuoise and White Board Shorts Black and White Converse Shoes

This young Surfer Dude was looking too cool in his Turquoise and White Board Shorts. Ah, this takes me back to my youth. It’s a good thing my Hubby was there with me, or these boys might have thought I was a Cougar. MeeOw!

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I think he likes it! Aw, His friend just wants a hug. Yeah, that’s the ticket!

Geometrics in mens beach wear blue and white stripe board shorts

He was a little surprised that I wanted to take his picture. Why not take his picture, he is adorable! Uh, plus he is wearing a geometric print, and that is a good enough reason for me. Maybe I should file this one under Cougar Candy ; )

19 Turquoise Geometric Earrings - Sterling Silver Leverback Earrings with Polymer Clay Dangles - by La Linda Art Studio ETSY

Turquoise Blue Geometric Earrings – Diagonal Square Polymer Clay Earrings with Sterling Silver

https://www.etsy.com/listing/157712426/turquoise-geometric-earrings-blue-dangle?ref=shop_home_active

20 Turquoise Hoop Earrings - Polymer Clay Earrings with Sterling Silver LaLindaArtStudio

Big Bold Geometric Hoop Earrings in Turquoise and Sterling Silver

https://www.etsy.com/listing/157571580/big-geometric-earrings-turquoise-blue?ref=shop_home_active

23 Sterling Silver and Turquoise Earrings - Polymer Clay Jewelry by LaLindaArtStudio on Etsy

Turquoise, Black, and White Triangle Earrings – Sterling Silver and Polymer Clay Jewelry at La Linda Art Studio

https://www.etsy.com/listing/157718299/geometric-triangle-earrings-turquoise?ref=shop_home_active

Geometrics in mens beach wear turquoise blue stripe trunk

Turquoise and White prints were very hot at the beach yesterday!

Bold Zig Zag Geometric Orange and Gray Stripe SkirtBold Zig Zag Geometric Chevron Dress in Orange and White

I want to thank all of my Gorgeous, and Hot Models for giving me Permission to take your Photographs yesterday. You were all so kind to let me take your pictures. I apologize to my last two fashionable ladies that were really rocking the Orange Stripe Skirt, and Chevron Print Dress. I am so bummed that my photos of you were blurry due to a camera malfunction. Hit me up if you would like to appear in a future blog. I promise to bring my reading glasses next time, so I can do your Sexiness justice. If you were one of my Models and you want a copy of your Photo Please leave me a Comment, or send a Private Convo e-mail through ETSY. https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaLindaArtStudio

Until next time, Hang Loose! 

One Pill Makes You Larger, and One Pill Makes You Small


I like to blast some good tunes while I am working in my Art Studio. Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” is the perfect song to get me in the right mood for this White Rabbit sculpture that I have been working on.

Lyrics to WHITE RABBIT by JEFFERSON AIRPLANE

One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don’t do anything at all
Go ask Alice, when she’s ten feet tall

And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you’re going to fall
Tell ‘em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call
To call Alice, when she was just small

When the men on the chessboard get up
And tell you where to go
And you’ve just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving low
Go ask Alice, I think she’ll know

When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead
And the white knight is talking backwards
And the red Queen’s off with her head
Remember what the dormouse said
“Feed your head, feed your head”

My White Rabbit Sculpture is inspired from Lewis Carroll’s Classic Book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. I just finished reading the book, as I didn’t want my imagination corrupted by the more current Disney Movie versions of “Alice in Wonderland”.

I don’t really recall reading the book as a child. I think I would have been very confused by it. Alice seemed to be very OCD, and she questioned absolutely everything. I can totally relate to this girl. I do believe Mr. Lewis Carroll must have been eating those mushrooms in his garden, or smoking that hookah with some good Meds in it when he wrote this.

White Rabbit Sculpture 3White Rabbit Sculpture in Progress.  I have made my basic clay form from White Premo Sculpey Polymer Clay. I am ready to start adding some character to my piece.
White Rabbit Sculpture 5I plan to have Alice riding the White Rabbit, while he is carrying the EggHead Queen of Hearts. Off With Her Head!

1 Egghead Queen of Hearts rough sketchThis is just a rough sketch of my Egghead Queen of Hearts.  Please don’t laugh at my drawing, OK go ahead and laugh then. You can now understand why I mostly stick to 3-D designs. I won’t even try and draw Alice, I will just sculpt what I can from clay with her. I am not really very experienced with sculpting, so this will be interesting to see how it turns out. I was debating on whether or not the Queen of Hearts should be just a head, or have legs. I think I have decided that dangling legs are much funnier.

Remember what the dormouse said
“Feed your head, feed your head”

10 lbs of Premo : )

10 lbs of Premo : )

10 lbs of Premo : )

I am Very happy with my order from Polymer Clay Superstore. They have Flat Rate Shipping now, so I ordered 10 lbs. of Clay late on Friday, and I received it by Wednesday.

Here is a link to Polymer Clay Superstore’s Shop

http://www.polymerclaysuperstore.com/1-lb-Bars-of-Clay_c_48.html

I bought my clay when they had a 30% off sale last week. This week they have Pasta Rollers on sale for 50 % OFF.

Polymer Clay Peacock Necklace and Earrings

I got busy and finished up a few jewelry projects last week. This is the jewelry that I  created out of the handmade Polymer Clay Peacock Beads that a shared with you a few weeks ago. 1a Bronze PEACOCK  necklace P 3 - 50

This Peacock colored beaded Necklace measures 23″ inches long. It is made with handmade polymer clay beads, blue ceramic glass beads, and blue crystal bi-cone beads.

1a Bronze PEACOCK  necklace P FULL

I created these pretty peacock beads by stacking multiple layers of polymer clay together, then slicing the clay with a curved polymer clay blade. It is always exciting to me to see what beautiful abstract design will appear when I cut into the colored stacks of clay.

1a Artsy Bronze PEACOCK  necklace CLASP

I used a blue / black colored metal toggle clasp on this necklace. I like to finish my necklaces using 2 sets of crimp beads on either side of the clasp for added strength.

1a Artsy Bronze PEACOCK Earrings !A

I made this pretty pair of dangling peacock earrings to match the necklace.

1a Artsy Bronze PEACOCK Earrings !A 2

I used antique bronze colored hook style ear wires to accent the blue, green and gold peacock colors. I thought silver would be too harsh of a contrast on this piece.

1a Artsy Bronze PEACOCK  necklace L 1 50

This pretty Peacock Necklace and Earrings would really brighten up a little white summer dress, or add a nice Pop of color to a simple t-shirt and jeans.

You can see more examples of this technique, and more of my Polymer Clay Jewelry in my Etsy Shop here.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaLindaArtStudio

Custom Jewelry Orders are welcome

Polymer Clay Peacock Beads

I am pretty much addicted to this polymer clay bead making technique. I have more ideas for colors of these beads than I will ever have time for. It is a rather time consuming process, but I think it is totally worth the end results.

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I thought I would share a little tip on saving money by using household items as tools. Here is what I like to use to poke holes in my beads before baking them. They are the little skewers used for lacing up a turkey. They are the perfect sized hole for me, and I can bake my beads right on them. I buy mine at the 99cent store.

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They fit perfectly in my homemade bead baking pan. I made this bead pan out of a box that candles came in. I just cut little notches in it for the bead pins to fit in. It is perfectly safe to put cardboard in your oven at the low baking temperatures required for polymer clay.

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If there is a particular technique or tutorial that you would like to see featured here please leave me a comment below.

You can see more examples of different colors of these handmade beads here

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaLindaArtStudio

Hey, I’m an Artist not a Writer

I guess I’ll just jump right in. I have had this blog page reserved for a few months now, but I am still kinda stuck as to where to begin. I guess I’ll begin by saying “Hey, I’m an Artist not a writer”.  You are probably going to see more pictures than words here. A picture is worth a thousand words anyway, right?

Creating Art has always been a big part of my life. I started out as a Fine Art major with stained glass and jewelry making being my favorite mediums of expressing myself. I guess I was planning on being an art teacher at some point. I wasn’t really sure, I just knew I wanted to create art. Well, life took lots of crazy twists and turns, but I always kept creating art whether it was for gifts or just personal pleasure.

Fast forward 30 years later. I am a married Mom with 2 sons and 2 step-daughters, all are grown and out of the house. Thank God we survived!

A  little over a year ago I opened up my online shop to sell my handmade Polymer Clay Jewelry creations. This was a very big jump for me, since like most artist I am not really all that comfortable with marketing my art. In all honesty I am a bit reclusive and would just rather stay in my little studio and create.

After a few months of Jewelry sales I decided I could drive more traffic to my Polymer Clay Jewelry Shop by adding some cool Vintage and Antique items that I culled from my husband’s massive collections, and tada my niche was found.

                                                        dolls and trike