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« on: July 04, 2008 01:18:44 PM »

I made these ages ago (about 4 years ago actually) and I think i may have posted them, but I finally just yesterday turned them into necklaces.

I am no polymer pro and have only use the stuff a handfull of times, but I think I did pretty well.







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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2008 01:28:44 PM »

These are lovely!  I like the one with the legs best, though!
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2008 12:58:16 PM »

Very nice effect!  Even though it's a scarab it reminds me a lot of polymer clay "Renaissance" jewelry too because of the way you've strung it.

Did you wrap the clay body (esp. the second, leggy, one) with wire before it was baked??


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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2008 05:17:16 PM »

With the legs DEFINATELY!!  But I am a dangle kind of girl.  I like how the legs are holding on to the bead, he is taking that back to his "nest" or wherever they live.  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2008 05:31:55 PM »

Thanks everyone!

Very nice effect!  Even though it's a scarab it reminds me a lot of polymer clay "Renaissance" jewelry too because of the way you've strung it.

Did you wrap the clay body (esp. the second, leggy, one) with wire before it was baked??


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The legs are actually all connected together and embedded inside.
I've had the buggers for 4 years of being thrown around in a misc craft drawer... I think they'll hold up for a couple more! Ha!

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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2008 07:13:59 AM »

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Did you wrap the clay body (esp. the second, leggy, one) with wire before it was baked??

       The legs are actually all connected together and embedded inside.

Actually, I was wondering if you'd wrapped the wire around the body (of the leggy piece in particular) before baking the clay. 

Your wire is partly "submerged" in the clay body there rather than being on top of it completely as would have been expected when doing regular wire-wrapping on baked clay, so I had assumed you'd either wrapped the body while it was raw (which is kind of difficult!) or perhaps you'd created a wire "cage" shape then put the clay into it from the back or something... or maybe it was another procedure entirely!


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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2008 08:19:46 AM »

Ah yes I did it while it was raw. Sorry for the confusion!  Undecided
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