Friday, May 15, 2009

Extruder Fun

I'm still working on the tiled table I posted about earlier and it is almost finished. I should have some photos of it sometime next week.  In the meantime I have these clay sheets and pieces left over so I decided to play around and see what I could come up with.  I always wanted to try making those retro type squares with the clay extruder like on the cushions in this photo I cut out of a sales flyer advertising paint. (I love the wall color by the way -- thinking of a shade like that for our livingroom -- )



So the result was this pendant and earring set below.  The pendant is on a really neat red colored cable.  I love the screw type clasp which I covered as a clay bead.  You can see a photo of it on our Artfire Studio.



I made this set for myself for something fun to wear.  The pendant, clip-on earrings and watch bracelet are all reversible and the photos show each side.





I'm not one to wear a bracelet but prefer beaded watch bands instead.  I started out making interchangeable bracelets with my watch faces using the lobster claws but never was really happy with the look.  I've been playing around for a few months now and finally came up with this design.  The bracelet part is on elastic and I basically wired my watch face through the holes at each end to hold the bracelet part.  I now have a silver and a gold watch face in which I can change my bracelets to match my wardrobe.  I was visiting with a friend the other day and she suggested I make these to sell as well. 

4 comments:

Suzbax said...

Love the pendant and earrings. You are very talented indeed.

Anamir said...

I love them all, specially the pendant. I 'm very fun of pendants.
Nice work!!

2 Good Claymates - Dave and Carolyn Good said...

Thanks so much.

MarneyS said...

lovely work, thanks for the ideas and tips

Marneys