July is quickly coming to an end. I just couldn’t make up my mind about what to do for the July Art Bead Scene challenge, but I’ve been experimenting with more poly clay and made some pendants with my granddaughters the other day. Had great fun painting them yesterday with both acrylics and alcohol inks mixed with a liquid polymer medium.
Some are mine and most are theirs. Twelve year old Taylor is into hearts and eight year old Jenna is into roses and butterflies.
Anyhoo…I finally decided to use the painting’s color palette solely as inspiration with one of my pendants. A blue butterfly on a pale lime-green background. The necklace’s howlite barrels, wood discs and flowers, and blue ceramic beads are knotted on waxed linen cord. There is also a small poly clay heart charm to accent the piece. Very summery and light-hearted.
My necklace is certainly a long way from the mood in this Picasso work…so very somber, despite the subject matter.
So, one granddaughter, who shall be nameless, goes into the bathroom tonight wearing an anklet she made with one of her pendants. She comes running out yelling, “It glows in the dark!” “What?” ” The clay glows in the dark!”
So we all run into the bathroom to see this miracle. And yes, the pendants made from one of the colors glow in the dark, even through the paint and ink glazes. Of course, we had to try all of them and laughed until the tears flowed. I guess I should read the package labels a bit more closely from now on. Or not. Maybe a new fashion trend…
And one other thing. Here’s a knotted bracelet Jenna and I made with one of her poly beads…a glow in the dark one, of course!