ive been trying to move away from bangles and experiment a little with other forms and shapes. these are my latest pieces
ive been experimenting with ink ( ...well......okay..
....i admit. im too cheap to use ink. its food colouring lol...and a water based 'waitrose' own brand at that...) and translucent polymer clay.
i covered the beads with a sheet of white clay, drippled on the colours (i added a sprinkle of salt to concentrate the colour and add variation) then baked the beads. i gently scraped off the salt once cured and covered the beads with a sheet of translucent clay. then baked and sanded again.
i was hoping to avoid varnish as i prefer a more durable finish hence the use of translucent but the translucent clay 'crackled' particularly on one of the beads (center, right. as you can see below
) and water seeped in during the sanding effecting the ink and ment i had to give the beads a coat of satin varnish anyway
another segmented necklace
i wanted to use seed beads between my focal beads but because they were much too small to thread on the thicker black cording i had to stitch the finer nylon to the ends on the black cording, secure with glue and then slide down the last focal bead on each side to cover the join. took me ages to figue it out but im pleased that am now confident using differnt cords in the construction of a single piece
my bangles are usually solid pieces, this is my first elasticated bracelet.
im really pleased with how this turned out but it took me ages to sand all those indervidual beads lol
as always comments or questions are more than welcome