So far, everything I have created with these new-found loves were formed/textured using store-bought molds/stamps, or molds I created using 2-part mold making medium and found objects. There are several great posts here on AJE delving into that process.
|Earrings I made with my copper and silver metal clay components.|
I look at the results, and while I am happy with them...they turned out great...I feel like something is missing. I rolled out polymer clay/copper clay, stamped it, sanded it and cooked it per manufacturer's instructions. But I still need to make them mine! After going back in the archives I found a couple of posts by Jenny and Diana about stamp carving...
I decided to give it a try, so I went to Michael's and bought some carving tools.
|Speedball Linoleum carver and Speedy-Carve material|
Here are my 1st attempts...
The partially done flower was the very 1st try, and I started too close to the edge, but guess what, it is my favorite! I am going to redo it bigger and with more detail. Here are some polymer clay pieces I experimented with.
Next, I wanted to see how it worked with metal clay. Here is a pendant almost ready to fire! I'm going to be firing a batch of white copper clay today! Woo Hoo! Wish me luck!
Will show you how these turned out another day! I'm not sure if this was what I was searching for in finding my own voice with clay, but it is definitely closer!
Melismatic Art Jewelry
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