Ever since the first time I watched Alice Stroppel's video on how to make a Stroppel Cane, I've been hooked. I'll bet I have 35 of them here in my studio. I've about done everything possible with them except make clothes out of them. Today I had a small square, I turned it on a point and flattened it, layed a sheet of ecru mixed with pearl, rolled it up, made a triangle, cut it, rearranged it a couple times and made a pendant out of it. I textured the back and think I like the back as much as the front. I also think I would have liked this with just plain pearl and no ecru.
It's been sanded and buffed. I think I'll try again with the pearl and one of my 35 other Stroppel Canes.
Since it's been 113 here for the past week I haven't done much except eat biscotti that I bought at Costco (and now I'll have to buy bigger pants). I saw Randee Ketzel's tutorial for Striped Spiral Pendants on claylessons.com. Hers are beautiful, I love her colors. I used orange, yellow and the new Premo metallic peacock. Not sure I like the orange.
This is pendant number 3 and it's a baby. I think I might put a Swarovski crystal in the middle. Am toying with the idea of making Kumihimo ropes for these but until this headache goes away I'm trying not to think too much.