“Intersecting Lines” started off as one of those doodles we all did growing up. Before I knew it I had done an entire page of wavy intersecting lines. Next step was to turn that drawing into an etched copper sheet. Then to figure out how I could keep the flow of the lines going from piece to piece with a practice paper necklace. The Etching Alternative veneer came next and then having the nerve to cut it up. I had already planned to use the 2 strands of hammered brass wire to emphasize the top 2 red lines. And finally to put it all together.
Week #23 of the 2017 Weekly Polymer Clay Challenge includes my version of Morado Opal (Mexican Purple Opal) to complement the center stone that is real opal. Along with a starry Etching Alternative veneer and a Mokume Gane veneer.
Week #22 of the Weekly Polymer Clay Challenge includes 3 shawl pins/hair pins made with 3 different Etching Alternative veneers. The pins have wire in them for extra strength and flexibility.
Week #21 of the 2017 Weekly Polymer Clay Challenge includes jewelry pieces made with a combination of Etching Alternative veneer and Mokume Gane veneer. Experimenting with various shapes.
Week #20 of the 2017 Weekly Polymer Clay Challenge includes an Etching Alternative veneer in a brass setting, but also a veneer learned in Claire Maunsel’s class at the New England Polymer Artist Guild. Putting the 2 techniques together was a challenge and I’m happy with the results.
Week #19 of the 2017 Weekly Polymer Clay Challenge includes another shawl pin made from an Etching Alternative veneer, regular clay and twisted copper wire.
Week #18 of the 2017 Weekly Polymer Clay Challenge includes a new shawl pin using the Etching Alternative veneer, regular clay as backing and twisted copper wire.
Week #17 of the 2017 Weekly Polymer Clay Challenge is the 3rd option for the special customer request. This one include an Etching Alternative Veneer with a gold glass rose insert. Antique black glass beads frame the pendant and the clasp and three strands of purple glass beads are wired together with polymer coated copper wire.
Week #16 of the 2017 Weekly Polymer Clay Challenge includes option #2 for the customer’s cameo & lace request. This one is a bit more elaborate with the Etching Alternative veneer and an antique glass rose insert. Antique black glass beads are wired to the pendant using polymer coated copper wire.