In-Boon Jewelry at Smith Galleries
Wiwat Kamolpornwijit hand-forms every piece of his polymer clay jewelry. All colors are original colors of clay, there is no paint applied. He uses several techniques including caning, engraving, weaving,layering, and many others for which I don’t have names. He adds beads and wires to compliment clay work. Ear wires and wires are sterling silver; necklaces are either
sterling silver, 19 strands stainless steel Beadalon, or rubber.

It was a fund raising activity for his temple that got Wiwat into polymer clay in 2004. It is
a long story with lots of twists and turns. In 2007 he opted to do art/craft full time. He
used to worked as an environmental researcher in Oak Ridge, TN for 6 years.

Polymer is durable when handled properly. It should be kept from pointed or sharp
objects that may scratch or cut the surface. 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, hence it's better to put the jewelry on after
spraying hair products and perfume. Nothing special is needed to clean the polymer except rinsing it with water when it starts collecting dust.
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