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.