Saturday, August 14, 2010

Art Pendant

This pendant is actually made from left over clay.  I had some black clay and wanted to try out the face push molds. I had some left over bits of the colored textured clay that I used for a pendant which is at the moment in a competition.  I cut the left overs in a kind of tapered shape and curled it around the face. All the joinings are visible and I couldn't smmoth it over because it would take away the design so I used a tool to push in circles along the seams and I liked the effect; kind of decorative.  I sanded it a bit and buffed and varnished it. They don't have these face molds anymore, I heard the company has discontinued some of the face molds; they had some nice ones.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Blend and Switch technique

This is the latest technique I've tried.  I made two long oval shapes for earrings and I really liked the shape Cindy showed us so I tried a pair of earrings with that shape too and a pendant.  It's just baked and not sanded or finished in any way.  I quite enjoyed doing it .  I loved the rainbow blend and this time I got the skinner blend right! The bold shimmery colors and huge shapes remind me of the 60's,with its bright and neon colors and go-go flowers. I'm going to wait till I receive my micro mesh pads to sand; my arms are too sore and since I'm doing physio, I don't want to aggravate it. In the meantime if you'd like to take a sneak peek at this technique video check this out blend and switch technique

Sunday, August 8, 2010

polymer clay

I finally got down to some claying today. Finished with theory lessons and exams.  Practicals still to go this week then I'm done for the summer.  I'm looking forward to a relaxing two weeks, NY and some more claying.  I did a huge Natasha bead and a pendant and matching earrings using the new technique we learned this week 'Blend and Switch'.  Check out this technique at blend and switch technique
 I still have to sand it but I'm waiting for my micromesh pads to arrive.