97 days to go until the polymer clay cruise. Yeah!

Today’s necklace used the butterfly that I made the other day:

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It looks OK from a distance, but as I mentioned when I made it, its poor wings had cracks all over them. Varnishing didn’t help – it just made the cracks look worse! So my number 1 lesson from today is not to use substandard butterfly wings in my jewellery:

necklace "97"

My number 2 lesson is to try and find a different way of hanging pendants instead of just creating a loop of clay at the top of the back of the piece. It makes the piece top-heavy so it tilts forward all the time (I’ll try to put a picture here later to show what I mean…).