I've been experimenting with some polymer clay. I'm not so good with clay, I have a lot of difficulties getting it to do what I want. Maybe that is the problem - maybe I should do what it wants. But - what does it want??? A mystery to me.
Anyway - I had made a copper bezel some time back. Originally, I wanted to fill it with resin. But somehow, that didn't appeal to me. So it has been sitting on my work desk. I kept picking it up and thinking about how to finish it. And putting it back down.
The other day, I was trying something with polymer clay. For a special project. But that is still a secret. I had some clay left over and filled my bezel with it. I added some colour. I pressed a stamp into it and put it in the oven to bake with the other pieces. When it came back out, I added some more colour. I aged it. Polished it just a bit. And now, it looks like this.
Love how the patina looks just like the clay! Here it is with my turquoise necklace.
I love how it resembles the turquoise!
The turquoise necklace is one of my private pieces. A present from my husband. He knows I love my gems and stones. I used to wear a lot of very ethnic bead necklaces, big and heavy.
These pendants were gifts from my husband. I used brass beads for two of them. I spent a lot of time looking for beads to match the largest pendant.
Amber beads. At least, that is what they are supposed to be. They feel and look so good. They are huge.
Very old carnelian and agate beads. Unfortunately, this necklace was strung on very thin wire, much too thin for these beads, so it fell apart not long after I received it. I really should sit down and restring it.
Bone beads, some with batik patterns, some carved; combined with wood, seeds and onyx. These are pieces I designed and strung, years and years ago.
The larger necklace is made of wood (black beads), horn and jasper. The focal bead is resin and from the 70's. The smaller necklace has a Tuareg silver cross, combined with tiny beads of silver, wood, bone, horn and coral.
Guess I was taking a stroll down memory lane. Thanks for coming along!