Thursday, February 18, 2010
Clay Inclusion Jewelry
I finally finished some jewelry pieces using the clay inclusion technique I wrote about earlier. In the first one I used a base of translucent clay with a hint of black combined with ground pepper. The delicate pink flowers, inspired by Japanese cherry blossom imagery, are also created from translucent clay finished to have a frosted glass appearance.
For the second one I used a combination of cinnamon and nutmeg in the base to simulate stone. The vibrant color in the marigold flower petals comes from a red pepper, paprika blend toned down with some of the cinnamon/nutmeg blend. I added a touch of red clay for the darker petals.
I'm so happy with how they turned out that I decided that these two pendants would be the first pieces of jewelry I offer in my store.
Cherry Blossom Polymer Clay Pendant
Spicy Clay Polymer Clay Pendant