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Swirly Pendant | Art Elements Challenge

I'd thought I would have loads of inspired ideas for the Art Elements 'Swirl' theme, but I found myself continually revolving around only one concept - swirled polymer clay lentil beads. However, I couldn't really think of anything much different from a couple of lentil bead buttons I'd made a long time ago, so it… Continue reading Swirly Pendant | Art Elements Challenge

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Tide Pool Pendant | Art Elements Challenge

The team at Art Elements hosts themed monthly challenges, which involve a reveal and blog hop at the end of the month. The theme for May is Tide Pools, picked by Lesley. I had zero creativity during most of the first half of the month since I hadn't been feeling well. But I started feeling… Continue reading Tide Pool Pendant | Art Elements Challenge

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Peekaboo Pendant | ABS Challenge

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio feature awesome artwork every month, and challenge their readers to create art beads, and art-bead-incorporating jewelry, inspired by the artwork. May’s inspiration is a piece, Primavera, by Sandro Botticelli. This month, so far, has not been very good for me health-wise, and I was contemplating not making any… Continue reading Peekaboo Pendant | ABS Challenge

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Art Elements Mar Theme – Nests

I've loved following the Component of the Month challenges from the folks at Art Elements, where team members would give away components every month to design with. I've seen some gorgeous stuff from the AE team as well as the guests. The only reason that kept me from participating is that historically, I've received most… Continue reading Art Elements Mar Theme – Nests

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PolyClay Appliqué, and Beaded Bezels

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio feature awesome artwork every month, and challenge their readers to create art beads, and art-bead-incorporating jewelry, inspired by the artwork. March’s inspiration is a piece, Red Water Lily of Southern India, by Marianne North. Now here's a piece of art that captured me in more ways than one.… Continue reading PolyClay Appliqué, and Beaded Bezels

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ABS Challenge – Jan – Spring

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio have been featuring awesome artwork every month, and challenging their readers to create jewelry inspired by the artwork -- the only rule being that at least one art bead is used. I've been a lurker so far, observing the artwork, and admiring the Perfect Pairing showcases where ABS… Continue reading ABS Challenge – Jan – Spring

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More Mokume-Gane

Continuing with my trials and experiments, I thought of giving mokume-gane another go, making sure I don't accidentally use Sculpey III like last time. 🙂 I also thought I'd work in some foil with the clay. I layered sheets of green and black Premo clay, interspersed with a couple of sheets of silver foil, and pressed… Continue reading More Mokume-Gane

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Textures and Molds

Now that I have new clay, I went through my paltry stash of textures and molds, and wondered if the items in it work for the techniques that I see in jewelry tutorials and courses. I'll not be ordering internationally any time soon because of the recent tax restructuring we've had here, and it looks… Continue reading Textures and Molds

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Totem-Inspired Beads

My version of Mihaela's course from PCA. As usual, I used materials locally available to me to make these totem beads, so they don't quite look like hers. 🙂 Mihaela uses quite a few surface treatments to make her colorful beads, whereas I used one treatment - the Perfect Pearls treatment. 😀 One technique that… Continue reading Totem-Inspired Beads

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Wire Weaving: Inspired by Calligraphy Pendant

I was thinking I'd make my mom some jewelry as a gift for Mother's Day (today) but she has specific jewelry tastes. I've been working so much with polymer clay (notwithstanding short bead weaving runs) that I'd almost forgotten about the weaving wire that I have. So it was time for some wire weaving! Rather… Continue reading Wire Weaving: Inspired by Calligraphy Pendant