Mosaico Earrings Polymer Clay Blend & Switch Technique [Gallery]

Mosaico Blend and Switch Earrings“Evoking the
beauty of a glorious
stained glass cathedral
window, or the charm of
an ancient piece of Italian
mosaic art.” ~Cindy Lietz


Time for another dose of polymer clay inspiration! In today’s photo shoot, Doug captured a pair of earrings I made just recently, using my Blend and Switch Technique.

As you may have noticed from today’s featured Gallery post, as well as from previous ones (see Dogwood Flower Silver Spoon Pendant for another example of a recent Gallery feature), these photo spreads are included here at the blog to provide you guys with ideas to get your creative juices flowing.


Please use the comment section at the bottom of the page, to discuss the items presented… or to let me know what other projects you would like to see and learn more about.


Mosaico Polymer Clay Blend & Switch Earrings:

Mosaico Blend & Switch Earrings

Evoking the beauty of a glorious stained glass cathedral window, or the charm of an ancient piece of Italian mosaic art, these stunning art jewelry earrings named Mosaico, are sure to add an artistic flair to any wardrobe.

Sanded and buffed to a rich silky sheen, these earrings are as lovely to hold in your hands, as they are dangling around your pretty face.

Measuring approximately 3inches (7cm) long including the hand forged Sterling Silver Ear wires, and 3/4 inch (2.25cm) wide, the thin shield-shaped design is light and airy to wear anytime of the day.

To further accentuate the artistic feel of these earrings, they are mounted on artist quality mat board and signed by the artist (me :-), making them perfect for giving or receiving as a gift.

Price: $40 (US) Mosaico Polymer Clay and Sterling Silver Art Earrings – If you are interested in purchasing the jewelry shown in today’s gallery post above, then please send an email to let me know. Be sure to include your full mailing address so I can work out the shipping cost and get back to you with payment instructions.


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  1. Lisa F, 23 May, 2011

    Those earrings are simply beautiful… I can think of 10,000 things they would go with. LOVELY!

  2. Linda K., 23 May, 2011

    These are beautiful, Cindy!

  3. Elizabeth S., 23 May, 2011

    I agree with Linda-so beautiful! Love the shape of them and, of course, the photography captured the stunning quality of the earrings.

  4. Maria, 23 May, 2011

    Thank you, Cindy, not just for teaching us how to make these beautiful creations, but also how to market them … your descriptions (and photos by Doug, of course) of these earrings make them absolutely tantalizing!

  5. pattw35, 23 May, 2011

    These are just beautiful. They are so light to wear -you hardly notice them. The colors are lovely and the shape if universal !

  6. Samone, 23 May, 2011

    Wow, awesome !!!!!

  7. Lawrence, 24 May, 2011

    Such beautiful earrings,Cindy, and so well photographed by Doug.
    Your “Blend and Switch” technique is one of my favorites. The colours you used are so luminescent , which makes me think you used another of my favorites, pearl colours.

  8. Phaedrakat, 24 May, 2011

    Gorgeous! Truly stunning earrings (love the shape!) What a wonderful presentation, too. These take me back to the day I first caught a glimpse of your Blend & Switch beauties…in your Rocker Bead video!

    Although I loved that tute, I had to ask (as did SO MANY others) about that luscious pendant in the middle of your Rocker Beads set. Luckily, we didn’t have to wait too long…you soon taught us how to do this remarkable technique.

    I commented the other day at the Blend Switch post. (I’ll try not to repeat myself too much…leave a link instead.) I discovered Premo added new mini-cutter sets to their line…they’re so cute! I bought the “Nature” set. I mention it since they’re a big part of Blend & Switch. I’m hoping the new shapes will add another cool look to the technique…

    In the meantime, thank you for the inspiration, Cindy! You give us so much to be thankful for — you ROCK, Ms. Tutor! I wish I could snap up these earrings, because they truly are lovely…

  9. Freda K, 25 May, 2011

    I have a question about a tutorial done quite a while ago with alcohol inks. Cindy sprayed water on the work surface and then put some alcohol ink on that. I don’t remember the rest of it and couldn’t find it searching the various tutes that came up in my search. Can someone tell me what video that was from?

  10. DJ, 25 May, 2011

    @Freda K: Hi Freda, I believe it was the Video 014-2: Faux Raku Smooth technique….that’s the one that comes to mind with water marbled inks. I’ve tried that one – it really is beautiful and of course simple to do too. All kinds of possibilities with that one, reminds a bit of the art clay sheets.

  11. Cindy Lietz, 26 May, 2011

    Thank you everyone for your sweet comments! I agree, Doug did an awesome job with the photography.I really like his use of the rocks in this one. Gives a real ‘organic’ feel to the setting for the earrings. I think he is getting better and better each time he sits down to take some shots!

    @Freda K: Looks like DJ answered you perfectly! THANK YOU DJ!

  12. DJ, 25 May, 2011

    Gorgeous earrings Cindy, I like that they’re both simple and detailed. Soo pretty with all the colors and shapes! I’m behind on this one too, I have so much to catch up on. Oh well, just more to look forward to when I actually sit down to learn this! Love these spotlights of your work, they are inspiring!

  13. Cherie H, 27 May, 2011

    Beautiful earrings! Looks like a Cathedral stained glass window. I made two pairs of earrings using the blend and switch technique and also used resin. One of them is a kind of skateboard shape and the other is not exactly but very much like this one. I have to post photos. I’m so behind on the photos.

  14. Omnia O, 29 May, 2011

    Really amazing polymer
    i want to learn how to make such fantastic pieces like that

  15. Cindy Lietz, 29 May, 2011

    Hi Omnia. I see you are from Egypt. Welcome! If you would like more information about all of the polymer clay learning resources I have available, the link by my name just above, will be helpful for you. And yes… polymer clay really is an amazing and artistic medium!

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