Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Polymer Clay Swirled Heart Jewelry

I've been still making hearts and these are some experiments doing swirls for the hearts. I'm still enjoying that process.

Friday, February 4, 2011

More Valentine's Hearts

Hard to show the crystals on these in this photo, but these are more experiments for decorating my Valentine's trees, which I then use for making jewelry. I made a mold to press stamp the outside ones and in the center is my experiment in cutting tiny clay hearts with a paper punch and putting them onto clay, then rolling out the clay to make it smooth. I used Pearl-Ex powders on them all, plus a rub-on metallic paste to highlight designs. The big heart lower left I used eye shadow rather than Pearl-Ex to get the muted effect, but I prefer the Pearl-Ex, so I still highlighted that one with a rub-on metallic paste. Naturally, I'm using all of these techniques to make pendants for jewelry as well.