Feb 1, 2014

Waterscape Jewellery

Currently one of the things I’m working on are some Waterscape Jewellery reminiscent of what I used to do in the early 90’s. Back then I called the popular miniature pieces ‘Underwater Scenes’ because they involved fish, octopus and other marine life. I created tiny pieces like coral, fauna, flora and fish from polymer clay and then mounted them on Hair barrettes, brooches, earrings, necklaces etc. Now I’m also creating scenes that take place above or on water that include lizards, frogs, and dragonflies. I just spent a few weeks making a variety of pieces and am told to prepare a bucket full, that these will sell well this season, but I also want to create each piece as a unique piece. Although tedious and a bit time-consuming, not only because of the small scale, but because of the multiple curing process in between elements, I do enjoy making these. Right now I’m contemplating putting away the clay and focus on completing some of these with cording, or beadwork such as bead-embroidery. The other part of me says to keep going with just a few more while the materials are out and on the go. Am thinking the later would keep the momentum going. That’s the downside of a small studio, not having enough desk or counter space to work on multiple things on the go or through the stages from start to finish, even though my husband keeps telling me I would have enough space if I didn’t clutter up my work areas so much. He’s probably right, but as an Artist I keep an ‘organized’ mess. I need to have a lot of materials in front of myself to keep the muse entertained, right?

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I have a couple new creatures to add, such as lizard, toad and dolphin…

6 comments:

Vanessa said...

I love these they are really beautiful!

kim Idalski said...

these look amazing :) Kimi

Julie and Blu said...

I love all the wonderful colors and of course, all the creatures. I bet they would look amazing in a beaded collar. Gorgeous!

NEDbeads said...

How fantastically gorgeous!!!! I bet the cabs would sell on their own,a s well, as beader's everywhere would line up to buy one to work with! They are breath taking!!!

Swapna Dinesh said...

So lovely...and beautiful details...

Tina Holden said...

Selling cabochons for this is one of the things I intend to do. I'll post when I have some listed. Might want to follow my blog for updates...

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