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!