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.
Registration is now open for the Synergy4 conference in August: Synergy4 Conference
Information on my breakout session is available for Wednesday, 8/16:
the Etching Alternative
Week #40 of the 2016 Polymer Clay Challenge includes a 5″ bowl made from 4 slices of the big cane created for my previous necklace.
Week #39 of the 2016 Polymer Clay Challenge includes a wild new piece that I know is over the top, but I love anyway. The necklace incorporates leaves bound in brass strips and brass wire with polymer clay cane work as well as the new liquid clay/alcohol ink over etched copper. The cane was developed to imitate the design on the etched copper sheet.
Week #38 of the 2016 Polymer Clay Challenge includes birds, fish and a bug from the new color scheme of purple, teal & lime green. Need to make more bugs!
Week #37 of the 2016 Polymer Clay Challenge includes birds, fish and bugs from the new color scheme of purple, teal, and lime green. Having so much fun with these colors!
Week #36 of the 2016 Polymer Clay Challenge includes birds, fish and bugs in a new color scheme. Having fun figuring out new colors to mix together – in this case, purple, teal and lime green.