Friday, January 30, 2015

2015 Polymer Clay Challenge Week 4 Hearts

This week I have been working on hearts, this is the pendant I submitted for  Week 4 of the
2015 Polymer Clay Challenge.


I made beads using the scrap ends of several Skinner blend canes, wrapped them in wire and added a open heart around the top bead. I am pleased with the way the pendant turned out.




Here is the back side, gives you an idea of how I secured the open heart in place.   I "painted" the  open heart with Decorating Chalks.  First time I've used chalk on polymer clay, I like the vibrant colors and the ability for shading.


I made this hollow heart from scraps I was conditioning for bead guts.  I liked the colors and surface texture so I cut a heart before I conditioned it to a blob of dull gray.


Heart beads made from Pardo Translucent Art Clay tinted with alcohol ink.



I used a blob of the gray scrap clay to fashion this heart. I wanted to see how the chalk would work on dark clay.  I used red clay on one side shaded with blue....


And blue on the other side shaded with red.  Worked pretty well.


Okay, that's it for today. I still have to add a photo to the Facebook page and the Pinterest page for week 4 2015 PC Challenge... and then I'm going to bed.

Tomorrow starts the "Thing A Day" challenge on  Polymer Clay Central .....  So far I'm the only participant, yip, I'm a lonely little petunia but thats okay I'll just do it all by myself .... sob   ( that suppose to make you feel guilty, did it work?)  Let me tell ya it's a heck of a lot easier than the 2015 Polymer Clay Challenge, all you have to do is take a photo and post it on the daily thread.



Thanks for stopping by.

6 comments:

  1. Must be something in the air, I've been doing hearts too. As soon as I get them buffed I have to figure out what to do with them. I love your open heart, it's so contemporary. Thanks for the comment about the bear. I finally finished the baby blanket to go with it.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie, I liked using the chalk on clay, never done that before . It's heart season, gets yours buffed so I can see them.

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  2. I love the hearts here, there and everywhere, BJ :) (Of course, the first and last I think of as your "style" with such creative wire-wrapping!)

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    1. Thanks Monique. I am tempted to wrap everything in wire!

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  3. So many lovely hearts! :) I loved the heart that you made with chalks!

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    1. Thank you Lupe. Working with chalk is fun, I plan to do more.

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