Saturday, September 11, 2010

Natasha bead

This is a 'Natasha bead' invented by Natasha.  The great thing about it is that it turns out different every time - a one of a kind original bead.  It's kind of magical.  The patterns that emerge look quite intricate but it is actually just scraps of  left over polymer clay lumped together.  You can't really plan a design , just maybe move the clay bits around when you smoosh them together. It ends up having a mirror image on each surface of the bead.  It's like an abstract  painting, the colors flowing and blending and falling into their own pattern. I still have to sand and buff this bead.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Blend and switch earrings completed

Yesterday I put on the jump rings for the blend and switch.  had a bit of a mishap with the Judikins resin.  The hole was too small for the jumpring, so I tried to make it bigger.  The resin around the hole cracked.  I had to peel it off and reapply it. Will post the photo in a day or two.  I still have to finish the other set - the triangular pendant and earring set.