The first weekend of October is a two-day Arts and Crafts show and Quilt Show here in Floyd. This is my first year having a booth and I am going to sell some of my jewelry I have been working on. I am so excited!! Below are some pictures (courtesy of hubby Jim) showing some of what is for sale. Most are earrings – but a few are going to be necklaces – I just have not added the bales yet.
Here is a pair of earrings using a technique called the Aurora Borealis. I got the technique from a tutorial by Cindy LIetz, the Polymer Clay Tutor
These are about 1 inch in diameter, bronze clay and using a rubber stamp to imprint the pattern
Below are earrings (oval and square) and a large square piece, which will be a necklace. This is a faux jade technique and used a silicone mold to get the carved look of jade.
The pieces below will be necklaces, again, the bales need to be added. I used mica clay and a stamp to get the pattern, then shaved off the raised pieces, leaving the shadow of the pattern on the clay – it looks like it is a deep stamped effect, but the pieces are totally smooth – this is one of my favorite things to play with! These are the 3 large pieces on the top.
The swirls were made with scrap clay – just playing around, but I thought the pieces turned out unique! The black and white necklace is done in a bookmark fashion – smoosh the clay around, cut it in half and see what patterns are inside – then “book” them together – kind of like Rorschach prints – you can see all kinds of different things in the pattern.