I create a lot of my pieces just by thinking what I feel like making that day, sometimes I feel I am all over the place with pieces at different stages of creating. I wake up in the middle of the night and think Oh I could make this! or I should make that! I don't sketch (not very good at it) I don't write my ideas either. I am a very unorganized when it comes to playing with clay actually. A few years ago I started with a series of pendants that I called "Spring Fling Watercolors" the technique I use is basically an abstract watercolor brushing. I work the clay with different techniques to give texture, raised designs and make it interesting. All pieces are one of a kind and never a repeat piece. I have made many of these as they seem to be very good sellers on my shows. Simply hung from chain or leather cords. But the pieces below are fully designed an make my work stand out beautifully!
This piece bellow is one of the many batches of the Spring Fling line, very bright colors. Here you can see how Linda Landig of Linda Landig Jewelry used the pendant I made. Linda named this piece Monet's Garden, how sweet is that! She used different colors of crystals, pink opal, rose quartz, green aventurine, sterling silver chain and clasp. The result is a lovely and girly look to wear all the way trough summer.
From the first designs in the spring colors I wanted to play with glazes and a more tone down palette that could take the pieces from fall to winter and this is what I came up with.
The design of this piece was made from Silver Parrot Designs Her use of large link brass chain, pearl, shell, vintage glass and other metal accent beads give this piece an old time look. The glazes used were in rose red, myrtle green, lite cocoa and a little dab of blue.
I will have a new post with a most recent piece that I found recently or better said I was told recently with a little happy news that came with it too :)
These pieces today you can find on these artists' shops in the links above.
p.s. the technique above are done in other shapes, these just happen to be ovals. But I make hearts and circles as well. I came to find out that square were not my favorite so I have stopped those.
Where did time go? It's been over a month since the last post. I've been in a funk lately, but I told myself that enough is enough. So here I am, just wanted to remind you I'm still having a sale on my Etsy Store thru Friday the 12th, with 10% Off! Code is 2011Birthday.... Oh yes, friday is my birthday and I want to celebrate with a discount! so go over and check out the stuff and buy buy buy...
Also just a little note, the Beads of Clay Blog is having a giveaway and one of my pieces is donated for the giveaway, so go and check it out and win win win!