I'm having a little camera trouble so I put both pictures up so you can see all the beautiful pieces. I need to get my photo set up out and up soon so I can take some decent pictures.
At our last clay guild meeting we had a demo on how to make pendants with Rivolis, I would have been better off making ravioli's. I'm not even putting a picture of the one I made at guild on the blog. I showed it to my husband and he said he thought it weighed 6 pounds so we won't put a picture of that on here. BUT, I came home and decided to make a couple more but not with the rolled bail. I used some old clay canes that I had and I love the results.
The pendant on the left has a black Rivoli in that's hard to see. The one on the right has a peach colored Rivoli and two small, peach colored Swarovski flatbacks. This clay combination was a mix left from last September from our retreat in Prescott. I took scraps from people and combined them.
MORE GOLF STROKE COUNTERS
Had a request for more golf stroke counters and sold the ones I had that I was going to send to my sister. Her golf league girls keep buying them for gifts for all their friends. I made some canes out of leftover clay and did some extruder canes and put them together. I also put some wood beads between the clay beads, the wood beads are really nice and quite a bit cheaper than the metal ones I was using.
I thought I had a lot of beads made for the counters but I think Rose took them to make necklaces. LOL.
I've made many flower canes but they never looked like I wanted them to. I was playing around with some left over clay tonight, had an idea I wanted to try and was very happy with the outcome. I also used the Lynne Schwarzenberg method of reducing so I didn't loose much cane. It didn't take long and it was really easy. Going to try again this weekend with different colors and a couple different ideas.
Picture isn't very good but the flower is cute and kept it's shape. YEAH!!!!!!!
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
This blog wouldn't be complete without a picture of one my favorite guys. Booboo sleeping in his bed next to my work table in my studio. If I'm there, he's there. He will be 19 on Halloween this year. Those are his rubber balls laying by him in the bed. He carrys them around in his mouth and sings. I picked them up and put them in his bed while he was sleeping and he never woke up. He brings me a ball and I throw it and he goes and gets it. My friends think he is part dog. I wash those balls all the time but they never stay clean. He still likes to eat toilet paper. He did that when he was a baby and still does.
Goodnight Annie, you are a bright and shining star and we still miss you.