Saturday, December 3, 2011

More Mixed Media "Circles"

Staying with the "Circles" theme I made a few more pieces.

Click on the photos for a closer look.

The first one is a work-in-progress, I haven't decided which end is up or how I want to use it....

which do you like best.... this way?

or this way?

This pendant/pin is very similar to the  first one I showed you a couple weeks ago.  I made this one for a friend.

I used a different method for this one.   When I made the first "circles" pendant I stamped the design on the raw clay.  This time I cured the tile first then stamped the design, re-cured, added a thin layer of Kato liquid clay, cured  for an additional 30 minutes and then hit  it with a heat gun to clear the liquid clay. The stamped design is brighter on this one.  This method is more time consuming but I like the end result.

I gave this one a layered look and stamped it with silver ink. I used 18 gauge amber wire woven with 28 gauge silver tone wire and adorned with carnelian beads.

a different angle

My family is getting ready for our annual gift wrapping challenge.  The excitement is building... soon to be grandson-in-law Cory is boasting he will be the winner this year.  We shall see!!  I never imagined when we started the challenge that it would become such a hit...

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I like the first one with the V up... it looks more balanced to me. But while I love the green and black color combo, the red and gold piece is my favorite. It is just intricate enough to be fascinating without overwhelming. It's a GREAT composition.

  2. Love these, each one is so unique and beautiful! Your gift wrapping challenge sounds like fun!! Looking forward to seeing the creativity this year! :)

  3. I like the first green one and the red ones are terrific.


  4. Thank you Gillian, I think I like the V up the best too.

    Thanks Trina. The gift wrapping this year should be fun, everyone is so secretive, I haven't a clue what they are doing.

    Thank you Cynthia, I appreciate your input.