Monday, January 18, 2010

Crater Inspiration

These 2 and 3-part crater earrings were a lot of fun to make. They look great with my new short haircut too! I actually used one of the discarded centers from my poppy pendants as a stamp to create texture. This is what created the speckled effect.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Harvest Poppy Inspiration

Here's my new Harvest Poppy necklace. It's made from polymer clay, liquid clay, mica powder, copper flakes, seed beads, and gloss varnish. The inspiration for the colors came from a sweater I recently purchased. When I first went to wear the sweater, I was disappointed to find that I had no jewelry to match. So I grabbed the sweater, took it to my craft desk and got some clay out. I ended up mixing a purple color with white and gold to make the outer petal. If you click on one of the photos to get a close-up look, you can see the gold shining in it.
I took a risk with this one and gave it a white center instead of black or dark brown. I like how it kind of looks like a mushroom top - to me it adds to the organic feel of the pendant. Finding the right color seed beads was a challenge. I almost took the brown strand out, then decided against it at the last minute. Without it, the piece just looked too matchy-matchy.
I'm definitely going to making another one of these. Right now I'm deciding what colors I'm going to use. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010