A quick share today with some more finished pieces. The three pendants were created in class and then finished up at home.
Charms of turquoise, pearl, mystic blue quartz, garnet, and a 14K gold filled seashell.
The stamped pendant…
After the clay was stamped with a design, I added the heart with a syringe filled with slip.
And here’s a pic of the backs of cross and the star to show how I added the bails. They were made from 18 gauge fine silver wire and soldered onto the pieces.
If you’re keeping a tally, this is five finished pieces from one 25 gram package of PMC+. And I think I have enough clay left for one more. So if you thought, like I did, that this material is too expensive for you to try, maybe have another look. If I can get six fine silver pieces from one $48 lump of clay, I’d say that’s pretty great!
While I do like an occasional touch of purple, mostly amethyst briolettes, here and there in my designs, I rarely veer this far into this area of the color palette. It’s always an accent color, never the main attraction.
When choosing some new seed beads for the class I taught last month, these really caught my attention to go with the fine linked silver chain I had already selected. Thought I’d share the finished piece with you all. I’m also thinking of shortening up the chain and adding a clasp in order to move the design up closer to the face .
It’s sooooo sparkly!
And goes so nicely with these earrings I shared with you in the last post.
Question! Is there a color you rarely use in your jewelry designs? Can you articulate why?? I really can’t say why I’m not drawn to purple. I don’t have any purple pieces in my closet either. What would it take for you to try a rarely used color in your work?
Hi, My name is Lynda.
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