Pier Voulkos, Potato Chip Bead Neckpieces, 1998, detail

At the PAA , we occasionally hear from readers with requests for specific images from our archival stash of “eye candy.” Recently one of those inquiries revealed a gap in our historical smorgasbord of offerings.

Sandra McCaw, Falling Leaves Necklace, 2007, 4"h x 2 1/4"w Polymer, 23 K gold leaf, gold filled wire, glass beads

Some of the earliest polymer work done in the United States was related to the technique of caning, or constructing a pattern that remains intact through the length of a cylinder.  Many polymer artists began with cane work.  While some …

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