As you've seen in recent posts, I've been playing with circles and wavy shapes. It's fun exploring something a bit different - or at least different for me. Earlier this week, I taught a workshop on a petal cane made from bull's eye wedges. I loved what the students in the class developed, and came home with a new cane of my own. What to do with it? Somehow, the ideas of petals and wavy shapes merged, and I came up with these floral swirls. I made the swirling vines out of Kato clay to give the pieces a strong and flexible base. The flower petals are made of custom-mixed Premo! colors.
Once I had the floral swirls assembled and baked, I knew they needed something special in the centers. I had planned on using pearls or crystals, but they just didn't "do the trick." Looking through my stash, I discovered I had these tiny micro-beads, so decided to give them a try. I think they work perfectly. I've strung these pendants on simple chains, through they would look good on wire or even a thin ribbon. Light and airy, I think they're perfect for spring and summer wear.