At least they're a little better than the first batch.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
So starting yesterday and all of today I've been working on oranges. These seem to be a standard thing to make out of clay. Well the first pair of oranges I made turned out beautifully. Nice orange translucent centers... The next batch made the same way turned out burnt looking... the horror.. hours of work destroyed in minutes... I can't understand why because I made these the same way as the first two. Anyway what did I do? I started over. Will upload final oranges soon.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
I've been in a fall mood lately and thinking of some fall themes for necklaces. Anyway along the way I decided to make some nut charms. Here is an idea of my working process. The nuts were really time consuming. Everything from the sculpting to the painting took longer than I would want to admit. I couldn't get the base color right for the walnuts and then I had the problem of making them appear matte. Currently working on solving the walnut color issue... but pretty satisfied with the pecans!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
So after discovering that I may not be able to find the czech crystals that I use to make my cupcake charms I felt like I needed to come up with some new ideas and stop relying on the same supplies too. I've recently been interested in gold as well. I've started bending wire, using beads and stones as well as manipulating findings to add more interest to my work. My current project is the banana necklace! :D
These are made by sculpting each individual banana shape and after baking the clay I paint on the details including the little seeds. After I have the banana slice look down, I use clay about the same consistency of chocolate and dip it just like the real thing. Then it goes back in the oven for a second time and it's finished!
Friday, August 13, 2010
A favorite when I living in Japan was going Mister Donut. These were by far my favorite flavors. Matcha! Various styles of green tea flavors in a donut. Not too sweet. So Delicious! By the way I highly recommend chocolate with green tea.
So here are some donut charms I made recently.