In my last post I showed off my crochet/quilt that I entered in the fair and won a few ribbons for. This time it is all polymer clay (which I did much better on). So here we go...
First was my cube necklace:
I didn't get a ribbon on this one. I don't think the judges realized that the cube beads were handmade. On the other hand, maybe it wouldn't have made a difference. There were a lot of necklaces and this one really could use a nicer clasp.
How it was made: I made some cube-shaped cores and baked them, then laid a raw clay veneer over each side and impressed each side of each bead with a different tool or found object. Just before they were baked I finger-buffed on a bronze powder.
Anyway, moving on...
So, I got second place on this one. They hung it with a couple of other patriotic pieces- looked very cool! I actually made this for one of the Polymer Clay Central challenges back in July, seen here. The theme, of course, was "red, white and blue" and this idea just came naturally to me considering this is the view from my kitchen window. The piece is based on this photo (taken from my back yard):
I textured each layer with various tools as I put them together: