B. CHRISTINE BRASHERS
Since I have begun working with polymer clay, I have developed a whole new way of looking at color combinations. Considering that the majority of my work is jewelry, I feel less inhibited by conventional ideas and more willing to experiment with bold new blends of shades.
Polymer has a matte finish naturally, and when combined with shiny glass or metal beads, I find the results exciting. The juxtaposition of matte and shiny creates a textural contrast which highlights the differences of each, much the way that the use of contrasting colors makes each color seem more vibrant.