A couple of weeks ago, I took Patrik Kusek’s Warm Connections Class with Craftcast http://www.craftcast.com/classes. I’ve been trying out some of his techniques for combining silver metal clay and polymer clay.
Several years ago I took Lisa Pavelka’s https://www.lisapavelka.com/Gallery.asp classes at Art Unraveled http://www.artunraveled.com/ and learned just enough about polymer clay to think I could do anything! I made a large mirror frame for a client out of copper polymer and incorporated beads and copper braid. It turned out to be about 42” x 54”. The frame was made with many (I mean many) pieces of 3” x 4” copper ruffles glued to a wood frame. The client still has it and I still remember my friend Phyllis working with me to make more ruffles.
|Polymer Clay Mirror Frame|
Patrik is an excellent teacher and having the videos to refer to helped. I made the silver clay pendant with a design on the back and the front would hold the polymer clay. I made the canes and filled the circle as directed. The silver, copper and purple clays blended together beautifully. Yes, I was happy and baked (or cured) the polymer clay, sealed it and finished the pendant.
I had several small piles of purple, silver and copper polymer clay lying on my work bench. I just had to use it! I blended it and added pieces of the cane. A bracelet! I wanted to make a bracelet and made rectangles. I made beads, a focal tube and pieces for earrings. I realized I was on a tangent that just had to get finished.