I was in mood for a colorful flower necklace for the summer. I wanted this necklace to be sunny and optimistic so I used a lot of yellow, a little bit of orange and the red to catch the eye. It’s always fun to work with canes – you have endless possibilities to make art beads (oval, tube, round, rondelle, flat square, coin, etc.).
I wanted to add that I offered this necklace to a dear friend and that she said she loved it and that she is wearing it all the time. That surely made me happy!
Materials and tools used: several colors of Fimo Professional Polymer Clay (yellow, dark red and light red, green, gold, black), a pasta machine, a blade, a toothpick, a craft knife, varnish.
I conditioned the clay.
I made a skinner blend from two colors (yellow and orange). A skinner blend means putting aside two colors (overlapping slightly) and folding the sheet and passing it through the pasta machine several times.
Then I put the sheet through a thinner setting and got a very long sheet.
I started folding it.
Then I rolled a log and I gave it a triangular shape.
I wrapped it in a thin sheet of light green polymer clay.
And then in a thin sheet of gold clay.
And then I wrapped it in a thin sheet of black polymer clay.
And then it looked like this:
I reduced the cane (meaning that I pulled it between my fingers from the middle to the margins to make it longer and slimmer).
I cut the resulting log in 6 pieces (using the first piece as reference to cut the next ones).
I am preparing the center log. I made a skinner blend of the light and dark red clays.
Then I rolled the resulting sheet into a log and rolled it more to elongate it.
I wrapped it in black clay and cut out the excess clay.
it looked like this:
And I pressed gently to join them together.
I cut out a thicker slice to use it for the pendant and I am reducing the rest of the cane.
I put the slice on a black sheet of polymer clay and cut a round shape using the craft knife.
I imprinted a pattern on the black clay using a toothpick.
I varnished everything and voila!
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