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« on: September 20, 2012 03:51:31 PM »

I bought a wooden farm table at a church thrift shop for $15 (score!), and when I brought it home, I saw that the washers under the table were rusty and needed replacing. I saved the rusty washers to make these earrings:



The earrings are made using oxblood polymer clay, translucent polymer clay, texture tools, acrylic pigments, and the rusty washers! They remind me of the work of Michel de Meng! (not to toot my own horn)  Grin



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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012 04:08:39 PM »

These are great. Like the idea of the "fake" green patina and the rust -- two aging issues put together.
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012 04:28:14 PM »

These are great. Like the idea of the "fake" green patina and the rust -- two aging issues put together.

I never even thought of it that way, but you're right! (Acrylic paint can achieve really cool effects on polymer clay!) Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012 11:14:24 PM »

They came out really well! I like the mix of textures quite a lot.
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2012 10:08:19 AM »

wow really wanna learn poly clay now.  these are FABULOUS!
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2012 02:06:56 AM »

I love the beautiful tarnish look that it gives off! Smiley
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