There is something very nice about circles. They are so - well, so round....It's a strong yet smooth shape, natural and simple. I've been doing more pieces, experimenting a bit, and wanted to show you where I've been going.
The first pieces built on the earrings I made a short while ago. Rather than making them "see-through" I added backings out of Skinner blends. I like the way the blend shows through at each stage of color change.
The yellow-to-blue necklace is simple and fun. More circles with ruffles. I think it's perfect for spring into summer.
This last piece is my favorite in this "circle" set. It took quite a while to make. This was one of those ideas I get in the middle of the night, so when I got up in the morning and looked at my scribbles on my nightstand notepad, I had to figure out just what I was thinking. Designing and planning was fun. The execution was harder. I had to plan construction of the various pieces, bakings and assembly, and when (and how) to add the pearls - and the thread for the pearl strands. That was interesting. In the past, I've taken all the various threads I use and baked them in the oven at 325 for 40 minutes. Those that survived and could be pulled and twisted and still be strong are the only ones I use with polymer. Although I try to plan things out so thread does not need to be baked, sometimes the design requires that, and I want to be sure everything is durable. So, here is my "Black Circles with Pearls"