Hi friends, I'm back! At least I think I am. I've had some kind of summer flu for the last couple weeks and my muse was on sick leave..... I feel better now and spend the whole day in my clay room. I cleaned off my work area, lots of half finished things lying around covered with dust and cat hairs so I tossed them in the trash. It felt good to have a clean area to clay in so I got to work.
I made the wire portion of this pendant some time ago. I made a kinda peacock cane to back it with but didn't like the way it looked so I got out a striped cane and used it to back the pendant and then made beads to match. I like it with the stripes. Now all I have to do is figure out a bail for the pendant.
Then I made a mixed media "Heart Strings" pendant with assorted beads, colored wire and metallic clay.
The last photo is of the "peacock" pattern that I originally made to back the first pendant. Instead I used it to make a pendant and matching beads. I used some of the new Premo colors mixed with old Kato pearl. I like working with metallic clay, it's fun to sand... I like shiny shimmery beads.
I am disappointed that the new Kato and and the new Premo are soft and sticky, it's hard to work with gooey clay... and I just bought gobs of both. I will have to leach and leach and leach. In the mean time I am going to get out my Pardo Art Clay.