So, yes, I’m working on this new line of photographic pendants, and it’s going well. Photo transfers are not second-nature to me, so this process has involved more trial and error than I am accustomed to. I do think it will be worth it in the end, but for now I’m working out the answers to such questions as:
Border or no? I’m thinking yes.
Pattern on the back or no? Again, I’m thinking yes. I like relying on my vast library of canes for this task.
How best to protect the image so that I may sand it smooth after baking? I’ve been using thin layers of liquid clay. I vary the number of layers and the thickness of them, but nothing has seemed right just yet. My next step is to try an ultra thin layer of translucent clay. If I can get that thin enough, it should work.
Big pendant or small? I’m thinking both. Big can stand alone, small can include extra doohickeys and danglies for added interest.
Danglies or no? See above. Might do it both ways, might just do it with the smaller ones.
How does a pendant that’s been buffed shiny with a Dremel lose it’s shine? I started the day with a glossy pendant, and ended it with a satin one – what happened? My perfume? Oils from my skin?
What brand bench buffer should I buy? Is there a difference? I’m considering this one.
Should I also sell prints or notecards featuring the photos I’m using? I’m seriously considering it, but would anyone buy them? (I don’t mean the ones of my kids, obviously – I’m thinking more of the scenic beach shots.)
Feel free to chime in, if you’ve got any opinions. I’ll probably just do whatever I want anyway (just ask my husband. heh.) but it’s always nice to have other opinions to weigh.
I’ve got my new Etsy shop all ready to go, it just needs the products to be made and photographed.
Oh, is that all? 😉