Week #12 includes 2 more large dragonflies for the Into the Forest Project. An etching alternative veneer was used for this wings, with the wire being embedded in the veneer instead of attached on the back.
Week #11 includes 2 large blue dragonflies for the Into the Forest project. The wings are from an Etching Alternative veneer with a swirl of wire on the backs.
Week #10 of the challenge was created while teaching the Etching Alternative class at the New England Polymer Art Guild. The amount of imagination shown by the guild members was amazing.
Week #8 of the Polymer Clay Challenge includes a new abstract pendant using 2 different Etching Alternative veneers from the same copper sheet so the design extends from the dark green into the light green. The pendant is divided by a strip of brass and hammered brass wire circles are woven through the brass strip being the base for the pendant.
Week #7 of includes a star shaped pendant using an Etching Alternative veneer, brass strips & brass wire.
Week #5 of the Polymer Clay Challenge includes an oval pin made with an Etching Alternative veneer, brass strips and brass wire.
Week #4 of the 2017 Polymer Clay Challenge includes a stylized flower pendant using an Etching Alternative veneer with brass strips and brass wire. The pendant bail is a coil of brass wire. The back is finished with liquid colored clay.
Week #3 includes the earrings that go with the asymmetrical chunky necklace from last week. The earrings include some veneer from the Etching Alternative and a small piece of Mokume Gane surrounded by textured black clay. Hung from a black chain and sterling earring wires.
Week #2 includes a necklace made with part Etching Alternative veneer and part Mokume Gane pieces surrounded by textured black clay. A toggle clasp finishes the piece. Making this necklace was very difficult for me as I usually prefer symmetry.
This year’s challenge is going to be all about the new technique – the Etching Alternative. So to start off in Week #1 is a brass bound “Broken Heart Pendant”. The left side is a piece of veneer made from an etched plate and the right side is Mokume Gane. As the back is just as important, I have texturized it and added a little color. It currently hangs from a re-sizeable rubber necklace.