Saturday, August 26, 2017

Sculpting

A new hobby-sculpting.  Attended a 10-day workshop and created a 2 ft tall figurine.  But as always I want to try with a different media and different purpose.  Yes, polymer clay and sculpting.  My jewelry design does not have much of sculpting.  The paper clay which I used for the figurine is also good to make jewelry but it is way too heavy.

This gives me ideas to create something for my son.  I have made a couple of thing for him before.  He was not very happy with that though but is kind enough to keep it in his collection.
This is the first try after the sculpting class - at the miniature.  The one at the back was a practice one and looked like an rouge elephant who was on a diet.  I wanted to squish it to a lump of clay but kept it because I had put effort.  I went ahead and baked it.  The one in the front with a cute ornament on his head and a bindi like bead is a domestic one.  They both had their own flaws and had a lot of criticism( my father is my critic) .  So it is him whom I rely on for sincere opinion on my creation, be it painting, jewelry, or now sculpting too.  So I had not posted these on the facebook page. Both now baked and added to my son's collection.  

After the above disappointment, came the idea of the latch.  This was loved by everyone including my very difficult to please teenager.  He is loving it and using it.  Showing off to his friends.  
Now he is my design consultant.  He comes up with very surprising ideas :) .  All the above creations are 1.25x1.25 inch squares.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Jade

A cute green stud earring which was made on request for a pretty girl for office use along with other ornaments. I was happy with the look of this green stud and had to name it jade.


The others which went with this to the customer was a pink paper jhumka with polymer clay studs. It has fine peacock feather hand painted on it.

And another one - a simple maroon stud with a gold pc bead.

And another bunch of goodies which were waiting to be owned left me all of a sudden to adorn 3 college-going siblings :)



Divine Blue

Of course how can I forget my paper love.  I recently bought a circle cutter adding to the hoard.  It is super easy to cut circle of any size and I love it.  This cute blue thing was made as an inauguration of the tool :).  Stacks of water color paper, metallic colored acrylic paint, varnished to waterproof.
I am so in love with this.  I thinks it looks like enamel strung on organza double colored cord. 

Frost Glass/Mint cake

I was just doodling on translucent clay with my new bottle of white 3D acrylic liner.  I use that for another technique and just was trying on this.  The white on white looked so beautiful, I baked it.  The 3D liner I know will not stick on to polymer clay so I had to protect it with an other layer of something.  I used super super thin translucent clay and baked again.  I was upset the design smudged and there went the pendent to the trash box (yes I have a load of them collected over the time of about 3 years).  As usual my OCD would not let me waste even baked clay.  I played with it a bit and finished it as a regular necklace.  I should admit I got an overwhelming response for this.  My friend Shilpa Shajan says it resembles frost glass, and my other friend from the group Hooked on to Polymerclay, Alan Cordiner said it looks like Kendal mint cake, a confectionery from English Lake District usually carried by the mountaineers as an energy booster.
Now it is elegantly pearched on a plaited leather cord with decorated PC beads and looking happy.

Green and Black

This one is made on request for my dear friend who is very fond of heavy jewelry and it is my pleasure to create one for her.  I have the liberty of the design.

She had expressed interest in woven cord of the black and metallic one, so I made it in that fashion.  The pendent being a heavily textured one with textured jhumka with a textured stud.  I love making the tassel for the cord too.  Got to zoom in to see that.  

Boho

A Bohemian style necklace with my other set of favorite colors, coral and blues.  I spend a considerable amount of time to decide design of the string the pendant will be hanging on. As I told you, it is beginning to be another passionate art for me.  I had recently purchased whole lot of cords and chains from my craft store.  I am in love with the burlap cord which came is almost all shades.  I have used it for this Boho.
The whole length of aqua and royal blue cord is sewn with wooden and glass beads of red and aqua blue color.  The pendent has a antique metal look.  This was sold off almost instantly.  

Appreciations

Kind words of appreciations and feedback from my friends and customers which are very important for me to boost my creativity :).  I have made a collage of some of them which came by through social medias.

Thank you my friends for encouraging me.  Of course, my family for putting up with me.