After getting our tax prep done, watching the Olympics, and other life stuff, I went to my studio and put away the dull Winter-colored clay - time to bring out the bright greens, purples, and eye-popping neons. The first kaleidoscope cane I made was so vibrant, it was as if the circus came to town and set up the Big Top in my workroom:
This was SO bright, it sorely tested my theory that it's impossible to make an ugly kaleidoscope. I divided it four times before I stopped feeling some revulsion toward it. I'm delighted with the final result!
In an effort to use the clay pieces I'm creating, I'd recently figured out what I wanted to do with this, my first bead. I put together this fun-and-funky, chunky necklace.
listed for sale in my Etsy shop.
This necklace was such fun to make, I wanted focal beads for more of these great necklaces. I spent the weekend experimenting with flower canes and I'm seriously loving the way the surrounding translucent clay disappears into the background!
Oval bead "Rousseau" 1.5" x .75"
I love the layering effect the clay offers here:
Polymer clay bead "Leaf Pod" 1.5" x 1.25"
I'm still thinking on how to use these new beauties. I'll post the final pieces with pix.
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