Saturday, May 29, 2010

Back in the Studio

Now that our vacation is a fading memory, I'm back in my studio working on some polymer clay and beadweaving.

A few months ago, I made this first attempt at a polymer clay picture:

It was a good first attempt... I liked it. I kept it out on my worktable so I could work out the mental puzzle of how to use it.

I started by gluing the clay oval to some ultrasuede and beaded around it. Pretty!

A simple spiral rope with sterling silver end caps and clasp is the finishing touch.

I'm delighted with the finished result - bright Spring colors, and the toned-down browns of the rope balance it nicely.

This little beauty is currently listed for sale in my Etsy shop.

copyright 2010 Shibori Girl


T.Allen-Mercado said...

Welcome back Kate! I love what you've done with the polymer focal; very pretty.

lori vliegen said...

well, you solved that mental puzzle beautifully.....this is gorgeous and i don't think it will last long in your etsy shop!!! keep on beadin', gal, and enjoy your weekend!! xox, ;))

rochambeau said...

Very nice Kate!
You are so GOOD!!

Happy weekend to you!!

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

Even though you showed me how you do this, I still can't believe such an intricate picture can be created with clay. And alllll that beading! Somebody is going to be very lucky to have this one :).
Happy weekend with Marble Man!,

Beadwright said...

Great piece of art. I love the colors too.

Robin said...

What a beautiful piece, you've got a great eye for what goes together.

I've entered a major international photo competition (details are on my blog) and would be most grateful if you'd click through and rate my portfolio (just click on the stars at the bottom (preferably the 5th star - "fantastic" - LOL), easy peasy, no registration or personal details needed). Thanks so much!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful Kate!
My very favorite colors...