Friday, September 3, 2010

Funky Heart

Mokume Gane  a Japanese technique is a mixed-metal laminate with distinctive layered patterns.
I made this mokume gane necklace and earring set in polymer clay taught by Cindy Lietz  simulated mokume gane in polymer clay .  I used the colors I had and I thought purple and fuchsia go together well and so do purple and orange. I added silver leaf and black and some translucent to fill up the holes and when i ran it through the pasta machine, the silver leaf broke up into tiny bits and it turned out completely different. My daughters loved it – they said it was cool and funky. I added the alexandrite crystals to the necklace along with a silver bead which had a texture similar to the flecks of silverleaf in the heart. The alexandrite I found, is a beautiful violet in the sunshine but with indoor lighting it takes on a bluish hue. I gave this set to my youngest daughter Steph.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Brilliant fall colors

 I love the colors on this pendant and earring set and have decided to keep this for myself. It's the alcohol ink, crackled effect. My son loved it and said it looked like the colors of fall.

alcohol effects on crackled gold leaf