All along Helen Breil's career in IT,  she developed a parallel interest in the creative arts. Once semi-retirement beckoned, she discovered the world of polymer clay and became fully immersed in it.  Based in Guelph, this fellow Canadian is a founding member of the Southern Ontario Polymer Clay Guild.

Radiating Beads
Her skill and innovative designs in her chosen medium are evident in numerous publications of her work.  They are all works of art.

Helen's design in the July 2010 Art Jewelry Magazine issue
Necklace from Big Twist Series
Her richly detailed designs shows her attention to detail and meticulous craftsmanship.  So it should come as no surprise to learn that the Coleous necklace below won first place in the 2010 International Polymer Clay Association Progress and Possibilities competition in the Intermediate jewelry category.

These pictures were chosen - with great difficulty - from her wonderful Flicker set which includes some of her tutorial pictures. This gorgeous free one below, the String Bead tutorial is on her website.

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