At the London Polymer Clay Group meeting on Sunday, Rebecca Thickbroom (who is one of the organisers of the Polymer, Pamper, Play event I am very much looking forward to!) showed some beautiful choker necklaces
|Rebecca's beautiful choker pendants!|
They were inspired by the amazing work of Helen Briel and made using one of her texture stamps
|Even the back of Rebecca's pendants are beautiful!|
Rebecca was able to tell me where she bought her wire chokers in the UK and I ordered some.
So I was playing with my rainbow stripe jellyroll cane and planning on making a cabochon pendant with it. I decided to make a round one and use a large cane slice in the middle. I carefully firmed the first slice right in the middle and then looked at it and couldn't see how I could tidily cover the rest without any big black gaps or over lapping the middle slice, which I didn't want to do. And as happens with all the best pieces it just made itself.
I loved the basic concept but was concerned with how I was going to sand it, I only wanted to sand the cane slice and I had smoothed it flush with the black. Also it was bulky - then I had a light bulb moment ;)
I have a small sale in my local church hall (as part of a friends foot pampering night) next week and I shall be making some more along these lines to see if other people like them as much as me!
Phew! Think I am done for now. Thanks for sticking with it.
(still not perfect but better photos at least)