Mar 17, 2014

ocean waves

More experiments with polymer clay a few days ago led to this ocean swell inspired necklace.
I used mineral pigments to evoke ocean waves and swirling beach sand patterns in semi opaque, muted colors. The contrasting dark shimmering green beads are like sea algae... It took me a while to get the colors exactly how I imagined them, but it was well worth the effort. And did I mention how hard it is to make a perfectly round bead? You never know, until you try…

                     All photos by Bauble Arcade Jewelry

While i was writing this…the necklace was found and bought by a dear friend…it is leaving for Toronto tomorrow! Time to make some more...


Mar 4, 2014

playing with clay

A little venture into the polymer clay world during my winter hibernation period ..using the precious daylight hours to knead, roll, fold in pigments, spices, and other unexpected inclusions, has become so much fun, I just don't want to stop.  The play plasticine many, many years ago was cool, but this is even cooler. A big learning curve for sure, and it definitely is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you gonna get!

Just testing the waters really, but I managed to make a couple of necklaces for my Etsy shop, that remind me of the African desert or an ocean beach…

    All photos  Bauble Arcade Jewelry