Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Designs

My latest silver clay piece was inspired by some art deco jewelry I spotted in a book that was given as a gift to the library. Most of the jewelry in it was geometric with lots of black and silver. So this is my art deco pendant strung with some simple sterling silver beads and small pearls.
I made this one while taking a class in Windsor with Lis-el at her gallery. We experimented with oxidizing & trying to patina some parts but not others. So the back was taped off and I painted liver of sulfur on the patterned part. I like the look and think I'll be creating more of these.

The rainbow effect of oxidizing took a little more work. Liver of sulfur alone is hit or miss. So I experimented with adding some ammonia to the sulfur and was pleasantly surprised by how my first ring came out. Now I just have to figure out the formula I used.

1 comment:

  1. I love the ring Jan. I bet these will sell well. Very pretty, especially close up!