For some reason, I can't seem to stop making these little earrings. Maybe it's the motion or the variety of options. Whatever the reason, these triangle shapes have kept me occupied for quite a while.
The polymer triangles aren't difficult to make. I make sure the clay is well conditioned and bendable, and roll it on a medium setting on the pasta machine to be sure it's even depth. The size of the triangle cutter you use determines the size of the resulting three-dimensional triangle.
I used headpins and narrow knitting needles to help form the triangles. They also made the holes I used later for assembly.
As you can see, I've used sterling silver drops, silver heishi, pearls and crystals to compliment the polymer. So many choices!
Friday, July 8, 2011
A few weeks ago, I shared my first bargello beads. At that time, I asked for suggestions for other patterns, and Alice suggested tropical colors. So, here they are: green-blues for the clear waters, beige and tan for the sands, and purples for wonderful tropical flowers. As you can see, I also played with shapes a bit. Fun!