Saturday, July 31, 2010

Totem necklaces

We enjoyed spending time this past month with family and we were fortunate to have our oldest grandson stay with us for the past week.  Between dips in the lake and water balloon fights in the yard to cool off we managed to find some clay time together.  He wanted to make some "Totem" symbol necklaces -- an eagle totem for himself and a bear totem for his brother.

We ended up creating a mould for each one from a drawing and then created the pieces from the moulds we made together.  We then added mica powders to highlight the details.

I think they turned out quite well and here is a picture of him and his granddad (Dave) wearing them....


Nettonya said...

Well done, Carolyn!

I'm sure your grandson is thrilled with what you and he produced together. What a gift to give him - his own creativity!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Very cool Carolyn! Looks like your project together was a huge success, judging by the grin on your grandson's face!