Studio Wednesday

Today I had 2 goals in my studio. First, to prepare the face cab for my first journal bracelet. Second, to work on my freeform bracelet.

I found some old leaf canes in my polymer clay stash and reduced them to a very small size. Then I framed the porcelain face cab (on the left) with cane slices. Well, I liked the look so much that I took out one of the glazed face cabs I created last January and did the same thing with it. So, I’ve decided to use the 2 face cabs, one for September and one for October. In a previous post, I talked about honoring the trees that were taken down in our backyard last week. There were 2 of them so I’ll create a bracelet to honor each tree. I’ve also created a whole bunch of leaf beads from the canes so I can also use those in my bracelets.

After my polymer clay work, I started balancing out my freeform bracelet by working on the side that was bowing in. I’m hoping to be able to finish with the body of the bracelet soon. Then I’ll document how I create the pearl and loop clasp.

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7 comments on “Studio Wednesday

  1. Frivolitea says:

    Wow! Those are absolutely gorgeous! Love the effect you created with the little leaves.

  2. artandtea says:

    Thanks Lynn, they were are a lot of fun to do!

  3. Sue O'Kieffe says:

    the face cab on the left reminds me of green man!

  4. artandtea says:

    I know, Sue, I was thinking the exact same thing! He’s got the outline of a butterfly on his face, too.

  5. Those are great. You made the cabs too? Out of polymer clay? What did you use to glaze them or to make the leaves stick to them? The cabs look like ceramic. Can’t wait to see what you do with them.

  6. artandtea says:

    Thanks Timaree! I made the cab on the right from polymer clay. I used liquid polymer clay for the glaze. The other cab I purchased at a bead show last spring. The slight overlap of the leaves made them stick to each other when I baked the piece.

  7. Karen, these are beautiful! I just sit and wonder at the leaf beads that you made because I have never seen how to make the canes. They look perfect!

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