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100 Days of Polymer Clay Necklaces: “18”

August 24, 2011 Leave a comment

18 days to go until the polymer clay cruise – and here is the latest necklace in my “100 Days” challenge

 

Eeeek! I’ve been away on holiday and although I made a necklace a day, I didn’t have access to a camera and email facilities. So I now need to take loads of photos and update all of the missing days….

100 Days of Polymer Clay Necklaces: “53”

July 20, 2011 1 comment

53 days to go until the polymer clay cruise – and here is the latest necklace in my “100 Days” challenge

A really big bead! This one is at least 5cm across at its widest point. I quite liked it until my husband saw it. He instantly made a horror-stricken face and then covered his eyes to escape the view. Pthhhhh – back to the drawing board?

100 Days of Polymer Clay Necklaces: “70”

70 days to go until the polymer clay cruise – and here is the latest necklace in my “100 Days” challenge

It’s a swirly heart pendant with three acrylic jewels which may or may not be covering some bubbles under the surface of the pendant:

It started life as a lentil bead like day 77, but then it went through a pasta machine on the thickest setting and had a shape cut out of it by a cookie cutter:

 

 

100 Days of Polymer Clay Necklaces: “75”

75 days to go until the polymer clay cruise – and here is the latest necklace in my “100 Days” challenge

Similar design (and exactly the same technique) as yesterday (day “76”), but this time with more effort put into the chain that the pendant hangs from*.

This is definitely an improvement on yesterday’s effort because one or two of the main flowers yesterday were obscured by other parts of the design. And I quite like the diagon-ality of today’s design as well:

* or the chain from which the pendant hangs, if you prefer the gramatically-correct version:)

100 Days of Polymer Clay Necklaces: “76”

76 days to go until the polymer clay cruise – and here is the latest necklace in my “100 Days” challenge

This heart pendant is about 5cm across and is really chunky (about 1cm at its thickest point). The inside is just scrap clay, and the outside has thin layers of flower canes etc. applied to it.

It hangs from just a plain piece of black cotton thong:

100 Days of Polymer Clay Necklaces: “80”

80 days to go until the polymer clay cruise – and here is the latest news from my “100 Days” challenge

At the moment it’s quite popular for restaurants to ‘deconstruct’ traditional foods and to lay out their component parts in a new way. In view of this I have deconstructed a flower for this necklace, by stringing individual petals and berries onto some wire to make a pendant:

deconstructed pink flower polymer clay pendant

It took me ages to try and find a way to get the petals to overlap each other in a consistent way, and in the end I had to come up with swirly wire shapes to hang the petals from. I’ll put a photo of the back here later if possible, but in the meantime here is a closer look:

deconstructed pink flower polymer clay pendant

Lesson learned today? That getting petals to hang nicely from chain is impossible! Not sure I’ve got the solution to it yet, but I’m closer than I was a few hours ago…

Second lesson learned today? There is no point deconstructing a pizza or shepherd’s pie or lasagne – they are much more tasty if you make them the traditional way. Similarly, petals belong on a flower, and deconstructing them is a stoopid idea!

100 Days of Polymer Clay Necklaces: “81”

81 days to go until the polymer clay cruise – and here is the latest necklace in my “100 Days” challenge

Today’s necklace is a heart-cane bead, on a string of black rocaille beads.

heart cane bead necklace(click into the photo for a closer look):

heart cane bead necklace

Lesson learned today: the string is waaaaaay too long. I bought it a long time ago just as a plain black necklace, so I am being lazy by (1) not stringing my own beads in the first place, and (2) not adjusting the length and re-tying the necklace.