Friday, June 14, 2013

Fire and Wind Necklace

I'm experimenting with color and new techniques.  My ‘Wind and Fire’ necklace developed from combining colors I found in an inspiration fabric.  You know, the quarter and half yards of fabric we buy because we love something about the pattern or the colors – inspiration fabric!
I also wanted to experiment with the ‘feather’ or bargello pattern and this is what happened!
When I make a slab of patterned polymer, I want to use it all.  That means beads, earrings and anything else I can think of. 
 After I made the rectangles for the flared necklace, I made an 8” roll by wrapping a piece of the slab around the handle of an exacto knife.  It really turned out well.  I just have not decided if I want to saw it into shorter pieces or keep it long.  I might cut it into thirds and string it. 
After everything was cut, detailed and fired, I put it all into the tumbler that was lined with sandpaper.  That always makes me nervous but it always comes out smooth.  I sanded a little, buffed and thought!  How was I going to make this necklace?  My creations tend to come as I work on the pieces. 
The finished necklace lays beautifully, is lightweight and the colors of fire look like the wind just blew across them. 




Friday, June 14, 2013

Fire and Wind Necklace

I'm experimenting with color and new techniques.  My ‘Wind and Fire’ necklace developed from combining colors I found in an inspiration fabric.  You know, the quarter and half yards of fabric we buy because we love something about the pattern or the colors – inspiration fabric!
I also wanted to experiment with the ‘feather’ or bargello pattern and this is what happened!
When I make a slab of patterned polymer, I want to use it all.  That means beads, earrings and anything else I can think of. 
 After I made the rectangles for the flared necklace, I made an 8” roll by wrapping a piece of the slab around the handle of an exacto knife.  It really turned out well.  I just have not decided if I want to saw it into shorter pieces or keep it long.  I might cut it into thirds and string it. 
After everything was cut, detailed and fired, I put it all into the tumbler that was lined with sandpaper.  That always makes me nervous but it always comes out smooth.  I sanded a little, buffed and thought!  How was I going to make this necklace?  My creations tend to come as I work on the pieces. 
The finished necklace lays beautifully, is lightweight and the colors of fire look like the wind just blew across them.