Saturday, July 9, 2011

Triangle Dangles

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

More Bargello

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!