Wiwat Kamolpornwijit hand-forms every piece of polymer clay jewelry. All colors are original colors of clay and there is no paint applied.
By using several techniques including caning, engraving, weaving and layering, she then adds beads and wires to complement the clay work.
Ear wires are sterling silver along with most necklaces; others are nineteen strands stainless steel Beadalon, or rubber.
Starting out as a fundraising activity for her temple in 2004, three years later she began doing arts and crafts full-time.
Wiwat used to work as an environmental researcher in Oak Ridge, Tennessee for six years.
Polymer is durable when handled properly and should be kept from pointed or sharp objects that may scratch or cut the surface – remember, it’s clay! It is flexible to a certain degree and is unlikely to break (but not impossible) when dropped.
A long period of exposure to alcohol may do some damages to polymer, therefore it is better to put the jewelry on after spraying hair products and perfume.
There is no need to do anything special to clean the polymer creations except rinsing it with water if it starts collecting dust.