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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Works in Progress

I bought a lovely new book recently - Patterns in Polymer by Julie Picarello.  I had pre ordered it from Amazon some time ago and was delighted when it arrived last weekend.  It was really inspiring and helped to kick start my ailing creativity.
She shows some really interesting techniques as well as really good tips on mixing colours.
I made up four colours, a deep red, lighter pink, pale blue and buttery cream.  They look good together and had enough contrast for Makume Gane which is a technique which works best with plenty of contrast. 

The large piece is made using the mokume gane I made,  I wasn't very happy with most of the slices and ended up using it to make the beads which I think will make a necklace.  The left over stack of colours I sliced with a wavy blade which gives a nice zig zag pattern.  I used leftovers to make what Julie calls a lizard tail which I flattened out and used for the bottom piece in the photo.  I haven't decided yet what to do with these.
I made some earrings with the zig zag patterned clay:



4 comments:

dawn said...

Love those colours, very effective. I had a little snoop in your shop at the square earrings, they caught my eye instantly! I really want to get on with some clay, but working on illustrations at the min. Great work :)

dawn. x

NoodleBubble said...

LOVE the colours!

Rebecca said...

I love mokume game! Great colors!

OddSox aka Thesockgarden said...

Oh my goodness they look fabulous - I really like the pair with the little cogs at the top. The colours in the first pic remind me of those fruit salad chews we used to buy for a penny when we were little - thanks for the memory! x

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