Monday, June 15, 2009

Wild things are back

Yes, "Wild things" is trying to make a come back. I am able to get more hours for the nurse to come and stay with Ada, so I can sit at my work table longer. There are a few changes even though I can sit and work as long as I can. My table is in front of Ada's room and I am still going in and out as she might needs me. First, I start making cane. Oh yes, if you know me, this is a big one. I am able to make a few flower canes to use in the pendants and beads. Love those skinner-blend and had to use the last piece of it, so I stacked them up. By using Mokume gane technique, I came up with another pendant. This is getting more fun.
Second, I am using the same design or similar one, this way I can make enough beads to finish a necklace or two using the same color palette.
Third, using the same clay so I can get the same color or same hues every time. I started using different clays and had to go back to Fimo because the colors does not blend in together easily. For example. if I run red and yellow through the pasta machine, I do not want orange line between them. Is that make any sense? Fimo is more firm and good for caning.
Hope you like them. More are coming up.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

UFO-Unfinished Object

I have some free time today so I looked through my stuff and found some UFOs. Since I had made a whole bunch of small beads fro the bracelet, I am able to find enough matching beads for them.
Those "Bubble" pendants I made a few years ago. They were quite a hit back then. The copper components were made for decoration or using with scrapbook.
The donut pendant is the last stone I bought from Hong Kong. With a little bit of this and that, I finally finished the necklace.
You can imagine my work table is full of beads and things. I work better with everything at my finger tip. Bad habit, I know.
Stone pendant, pebbles, Polymer Clay beads and pendants, Czech glass beads, seed beads, Thai silver beads, waxed cord, copper components.