Monday, 17 August 2015

Faux Ivory Experiments

It's amazing what you can fit into a Monday if you really 'go for it'. After an early breakfast of bread hot from the oven and some boiled eggs we headed out to do battle with unruly hedges and a patio studded with dandelions. A few hours later and it looked tidy enough to sit outside eating lunch and feeling rather smug. Weeding is, I find a perfect time for daydreaming about new designs for jewellery. A tiny striped snail got me thinking about something cream and black with different patterns in silver and polymer clay, so as soon as we got in and cleaned ourselves up a bit I got the sketchbook out.

The first stage is cutting the sections from the silver sheet, this will make the container for the clay. I'll need to decide what to do with the back. As these pieces are over 8grams already I may not go for a totally silver backplate. I'll mull it over. Now to the soldering torch to get the shapes joined up. Busy busy busy!

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