Had a hard time naming this piece, but decided it has a 60's kind of psychedelic vibe happening. Just finished entering it in Beadstar, will keep my fingers crossed that it makes the cut. That makes 5 entries for me this time.
A set of polymer clay beads and a matching toggle clasp I finished yesterday. Plan is to make a bracelet from them, and enter it into the Beadstar contest. I had planned on submitting the necklace I posted about last time, but ended up thinking it was pretty blah. These have a lot more colour. Last year I didn't have any of my submissions chosen, am hoping for a bit better luck this time.
Here is the necklace, using the polymer clay beads I made a couple of days ago. It could be a little brighter, to be more like the painting. However, it gave me the incentive to get down to the studio, so it's all good.
As promised, here are the beads I made for the challenge. I also filled a bezel toggle clasp with clay to go with the beads. Now to root through all my bits and pieces to find some appropriate accents to pull it all together.
Well, after a long, long time, I am making a return to blogging. What have I been doing for the last 2 years, you might ask? Over the past year, I have succumbed to my long-running fascination with polymer clay, and it has more or less replaced making lampwork glass beads (for now, anyway). Needing some incentive to get down to the studio, I was inspired to try this monthly challenge over at the Art Bead Scene blog (now there are people who blog with impressive regularity!) I love this painting by Gaugin. It may have struck a chord because My DH and I are off to Thailand for a month in April. I have created a set of beads in polymer clay, and will post pictures of them when I get a chance. Then the challenge is to make something fabulous with them. Stay tuned!