Ah, the weekend. I realize I am home all day during the week, but even so, most of the serious creating that I do happens on the weekend. Yesterday I put those little bags of silver bead frames to work. I’ve spent the last two weeks envisioning what I’d do, and how I’d put everything together, so that by the time I had the opportunity, I didn’t have to waste a whole lot of time in experimentation. Although there was some of that, too.
I started by making a few more rectangle pendants. I really like these with the simple soft-focus stripes in them. So much so, that I haven’t even tried filling them with another pattern. And I think they look quite nice on these silver neckwires.
Now, this is something that I’ve been wanting to do ever since the first time I saw polymer clay surrounded by silver. As much as I enjoy the fun, colorful, playful polymer stuff, I have still lusted after this classy look. I was never able to figure out how to accomplish it, though. Trying to achieve it is what made me get started in metal clay a few years ago. As often happens, I got a little sidetracked and what I ended up with was somewhat different.
Over the last month or two, though, several things have “clicked” and I’ve not only realized how I should do this, but I’ve been able to find the silver parts I needed. And what’s kind of nifty is that now I have some new ideas for making metal clay frames. I guess that brings me full-circle with the silver + polymer thing.
Oops, sorry to drag you into a time warp without warning I just thought you’d like to see the hideous sheet I was talking about in my previous post. This photo is doctored a little bit, but you get the idea. I can’t wait to make something out of it. Heh.