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: