I added wire and beads to my "fish".... Turned out pretty well. I used 20 gauge wire to form the tail, then wrapped it with 28 gauge wire and complimentary seed beads. I used 20 gauge wire for the "X" factor on the front and to secure the nose and eyes beads. I covered the back with textured clay (like I used on the back of the one below) to conceal the wire. The next step is to add chain or cord to make a necklace.
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More pieces from the same sheets of clay.
I textured a sheet of abalone clay with a nylon piece of screen, put the pendant on it and cut around the sides with an Exacto knife to cover the back. I painted inside the cut out spaces with silver PearlEx and added a couple circles of the same texture from the back.
I had left over strips from the back so I made this .... I am concerned it may be to fragile to use by itself, I will either add wire ....
or maybe I can come up with a way to use it with this mirror image.... I see an Iris in the image, do you?
I plan to make a cane for tomorrow.... we'll see if I can actually carry out my plan.
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