Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I can't seem to stop experimenting with my polymer clay. A while ago, I got hooked on cracked glass marbles and I've been obsessed with round things ever since. I decided, quite by accident, that I would make a line of "Planets" as pendants. Well I mixed up a bunch of a golden tan polymer clay and then I add all the earthly colors ... blue, brown, a touch of green to outside of the unbaked base color and blend it in gently with my fingers while rolling it after each application to view what I have and how much more it needs. I then apply paper thin pieces of white for the clouds, and blend that in. I then bake them, glaze them and add the hand made gold spriral wire setting. It's quite a process but I think they turned out beautiful. I have just listed them in my Etsy store and there are more to come. The second pendant can be seen in this Etsy listing. What a great way to show concern for our Planet, I thought.