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« on: November 01, 2010 09:12:54 AM »

this was for an old friend who i recently got in contact with again. she wanted a 'night sky' bracelet i tried to keep the design simple to suit the bangle style bracelet she liked so much yet i wanted it to have depth. (as some may recall i was unsatisfied with the initial results but after tweeking the blend i got what i was after Grin
as usual the bangles were created from a covered scrap clay armature, sanded and buffed
i used a skinner blend of glitter white to metallic sapphire to black with added additional glitter for these. i limited the amount of black used in the blend so the glitter in the metallic clays was visibal around the entire bangle.
i also discovered because the glitter white contains transparent clay unless you want the pale whites and blues marred by grey flecks of the additional glitter beneath the surface of the clay...apply the glitter sparingly over the paler parts of the blend Smiley


the commission bangle and one of the experimental versions.






commissioned bangle and both experimental versions (you can see the difference between the first attempt (the one at the very back) and the two newer versions made with the tweaked blend)
i really enjoyed this and felt i learnt a lot  Smiley

as always comments or advice are more than welcome
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2010 08:04:33 AM »

I think these are awesome and like all your work, so very well done!
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2010 04:18:23 PM »

Very pretty! Definitely looks like the night sky.
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2010 09:45:06 PM »

Very beautiful bangles! Looks like I need to invest in a pasta machine to make the blends.
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2010 11:32:48 PM »

Very beautiful bangles! Looks like I need to invest in a pasta machine to make the blends.

thank you.
i would certainly recommend a pasta machine. many effects would be very difficult (and extremely time consuming) to replicate without one and i've found it has made a huge difference to my work.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2010 11:33:24 AM »

Very cool and pretty!
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2010 09:46:24 PM »

What a beautiful blend!! I've just been getting into polymer and the first thing I tried was getting a nice, smooth blend..I didn't realize how hard it was =p but I'm going to have to try your pasta machine trick!

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2010 10:20:22 PM »

What a beautiful blend!! I've just been getting into polymer and the first thing I tried was getting a nice, smooth blend..I didn't realize how hard it was =p but I'm going to have to try your pasta machine trick!

thank you.

i have found my pasta machine invaluable. though it is possible to create (relatively) smooth blends by mixing graduated colours it is an extremely time consuming process. a pasta machine will make it soooo much quicker and far tedious! Grin
i have found it also speeds up the process of making a flat sheet (for example wrapping around a cane) if you can simply wizz a blend through the machine rather than having to roll out a sheet between knitting needles (even stacks of paper, marzipan spacers etc)



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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2010 08:56:16 PM »

So niceee...so blue...so sky...so night....i like it a lotttt
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