Friday, October 9, 2009

Pastel Necklace + another Cane Necklace

I have been so frustrated the last few days. I keep misplacing my tools... or the ghost in our attics has been sneaking down in the middle of the night to hide things from me. She does play tricks on me from time to time. I still haven't found my pinwheels and now I'm missing three sets of knitting needles. I have a small chest of drawers next to the recliner in the living room where I store my crochet and knitting supplies and my needles are ALWAYS there... now they are not. Besides knitting with them I also use them to make wire bails and O rings in different sizes. I've been digging through drawers and cabinets, no luck finding the needles but I have run across a few things I forgot I had. I found these pale yellow beads that go well with the poly clay beads I made so I assembled this Aztec design necklace.

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And I found a whole set of of Ranger Acrylic paints that I forgot I had. I used them on Kato pearl clay to make a pastel skinner blend. The texture design is from a vintage plastic doily. I highlighted the low areas in the design with gold PearlEx powder and sealed it with Kato sauce. I strung the pendant on variegated pastel satin cord. I had to use a pen to make the coils for the bail... because I cannot find those darn knitting needles!!


  1. That is an amazing piece, BJ! So cool! How did you make that cord? Does it come that way or did you twist it? And I love the combination of blend and texture on the pendant. Nice work!

  2. Thank you Barbara. The cord is tied in vertical half hitch knots which automatically spirals as the knots are tied. It is easy to do and makes an attractive cord. Here is a link to a tute for the knot.