My friend sent me a photo of a Dolce & Gabanna necklace and exclaimed "Omg I love this!" Her birthday is coming up and I thought I can make that. I went to my local bead shop and got 18 inches of chunky gold chain, 3 feet of the gold wire and seed bead link, a few different sized gold and silver coins, then I borrowed several pieces of my roommates'(a fellow crafter) coral and wire wrapped and linked it all together. I wish I could have found some redder coral but it's all I had plus her birthday is tomorrow. Cannot wait to give it to her.
I was invited to a Charm City Cakes West event through a friend of mine. I made this little cake with the intention of giving it to the owner of the shop, but ended up meeting Katherine from Ace of Cakes. A show I loooooved. And it turns out she was the one who designed the cake, so she definitely needed to have my little cake.
regarding the cake. No new techniques used but I finished it in less than 5 hours which is record timing on my part.
This is a similar design to the purple ombre one I just did. I used scrap clay, then covered it with gold leaf, then added the flowers and designs. After baking put the gold metal powder mixed with lacquer to paint the flowers.
This isn't for anyone, I was just messing around making this one cause I found a pic online of a similar cake was in love. For the life of me I can't find the pic now cause it's only on my Ipad. Anyways. Making the 4 different shades of "fondant" was awesome. I had fun making a gradient just right. Used a little leaf stamp type thing for the bottom gold designs. Flowers were originally white and I colored them with pastels. Loved how theose turned out at as always. The top dome is a piece of jewelry filigree and I stuck a little ball of clay at the top and painted it and the details with gold lacquer after baking.
Yeah, this one was pretty straight forward. The swirls took the longest. Probably 4-5 hours total. Super tedious and I listened to classical music to get through it. I grabbed some of those spiral looking jewelrl findings at my local bead shop for the pillars, then placed them and shoved the tiers down on top of them. The silver balls are glass microbeads and I stuck some thin wire, painted white, and topped with iridescent microbeads for a pearly look. It maybe comes to just under 3 inches tall. I'm pretty pleased with how clean and even I got it to look this time around. Sometimes no matter how hard I try I always get wonky lopsided tiers.
So this cake is small. like 2 1/2 inches barely. And I have the clay based decorated and pretty. Now I gotta attach the pillars in between. I tried earring based wrapped in clay but it didn't work, plus I gotta play down 4 bases and push the top tier on it evenly and it just wasn't working, plus I felt like it was gonna break during shipping. Any ideas for the right look to the pillars as well as keeping it sturdy?
I was asked to be in a Star Trek themed art show. I didn't finish my piece in time but I got a quite accomplished. I made a teeny makeup room with a few Star Trek prosthetic pieces. My project isn't technically all polymer but there's quite a lot of polymer involved.