Friday, February 24, 2012

52 Earrings - #3 and #4 - faux turquoise and various beads

I just spent all evening trying to get a couple pairs of earrings finished. *sigh* What a pain. I laid out the beads I thought I would use...and I thought it looked good on my table. But the actual combining of elements was a whole other story.

These use my version of faux turquoise. I haven't made faux turquoise for quite some time, but it was still okay for me. I used various turquoise and green colors of Premo polymer clay, embossing powders, and burnt umber paint.

Earrings #3 - Faux turquoise in polymer clay, red agate, sterling silver, various beads
Earrings #4 - Faux turquoise in polymer clay, sterling silver, freshwater pearls, various beads

I've only dabbled in jewelery techniques in the past and I have to keep reminding myself that continued work and effort will eventually show some improvement.  Keep calm and carry on, right?

Saturday, February 11, 2012

52 Earrings - #1 and #2 - polymer clay / mixed media

Here are a couple of pictures of mixed media polymer clay earrings I made.   They are for Anke's 52 Pairs of Earrings challenge for 2012.  The idea is to get you to make art more consistently, regardless of whether you started at the beginning of the year or not.


Earrings #1
These were made with polymer clay, Lumiere paints, Artistic Wire (permanently colored copper wire), and various Swarovski, glass, and wooden beads.  I've also bought some wire working books which I'm hoping will help with my jewelery skills. Come back to see what I'm making, or follow me (using the link on the right) to get new blog posts via email. :)


Earrings #2