Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Just played around with a set of lavender and pink flower canes and ended up making a few sets of jewelry with the same combination of canes as I liked the combination a lot. The framed pendant set is my favorite. Click on the image to view details.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
This is my first serious attempt at sculpted jewelry. I was looking at Christie Friesen's website while I was trying to decide on supplies that I could ask someone to send me from the US in return for the canes that she bought from me (my first sale of canes) . From the moment I looked at her jewelry collection I developed a very strong urge to try out some sculpting. This calla lillies is a piece that I saw there.
I have used canes for the leaves and petals, but I would still consider it sculpted. I have done some miniature animals etc for my son's friends but this is the first with jewelry. The pendant is about 2 inches long. It was great fun making these.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Here is the Rusty Rose cane How-To slide show. This is how I make my rose canes. I am sure there are many other ways to do it. The slide show is made as self explanatory as possible as it is meant for beginners. Leave a comment if you like it.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
I just discovered that making tube beads can be fun and very simple. Covered toothpicks with scrap clay and covered it with rectangular slices of canes. Used slices from kaleidoscope canes that I made some time back. Pulled out the toothpicks using gentle turning movements and curved the pieces by holding them at the ends and baked to make the slightly curved pendants. Added the hooks and strings along with a bead here and a bead there. Here are the pictures of some such beads that I made yesterday.