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Topic: Stroppel bangles, cuffs and other stuff  (Read 1497 times)
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« on: May 14, 2012 06:27:03 AM »

this was the first time i had tried the 'stropple' cane. i was really impressed by this pretty cane at just how efficient it was at recycling scrap clay (cane ends, scraps of skinner blends, broken cane slices..we all end up with a box of it now matter how carefull you try to be) both these bangles are made almost entirely from scraps. the core is an armature made of scrap clay then covered with slices from the stroppel can. the only 'fresh clay' i used was the pink.





if you fancy trying the stroppel cane theres a great video on youtube that explains the technique: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y07zXuLZe20

trying out a new cuff design too...ive never been happy with my flat cuff designs i like my bracelets to move Smiley i used my basic bangle technique (if you havnt come across my work before this was one i did a while back which while its not exactly the same should give you an idea of the basic steps that i use to construct my bangles: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=386183.0  ) and once i had covered (and sanded) both inside and out i cut a section from the bangle using a straight tissue blade (this one measures 1cm in wideth by avout the same in depth but if you are creating a much wider or thjicker cuff you might need to cut the section from the armature and work from there) i then cut a strip from a sheet of blue clay and wrapped it around the outside of the bangle, baked and then stuck a small piece of blue clay over the cut ends and baked again.






these are both black and white variations on my 'zipper' bangles though obviously the necklace was formed as a flat shape on the baking tray rather than around a cardboard tube Smiley
to attach the cord i drilled a hole (as deep as you dare, i try to aim for at least 1.5cm deep) about the same diameter as the cotton cord and glued the cord in place (i used uhu glue) once dried the glue holds up particularly well and is quite secure (though i have to try this technique with a particularly long or heavy weight necklace)



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as always coments or advice are more than welcome Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2012 07:50:23 AM »

I'm loving these!! I always love your work, it's like art.  Wearable art.
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