Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mixed Media Odds and Ends

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The last photo is of  the "peacock" pattern that I originally made to back the first pendant.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. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I Shall Return!!

I haven't run away from home ( although the thought did cross my mind!) I haven't been kidnapped (I should be so lucky!!) and I haven't forgotten about my blog (I miss my blog, really I do!!).

 I am up to my eyeballs in tax forms...... nasty yucky tax forms!

I would much rather be playing with clay and blogging.... I shall return... if I survive.... wish me lucky!!

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