Sunday, February 7, 2016

A Couple More New Necklaces

I've been working on a couple of necklaces.  These always take longer than pendants, yet they allow me to use different techniques and create a complete look all their own.

This first necklace is made of small curved slices of polymer.  I made 2 complimentary canes by mixing embossing powder into translucent clay, then wrapping each of them in different custom-mixed solid clay. The curved slices are different sizes, so the pieces set each other off in a variety of ways.  Interspersed throughout the necklace are teardrop-shaped champagne glass pearls.  I think this design is fun and the look could be dressy or more casual.  I'm going to have to try it in different colors.

The second necklace here uses some beads I made a while ago.  I started with thin extruded snakes wrapped around a round core, then applied a sort of mokume gane approach to slicing into portions of the snakes.  Little O beads provide separation and a bit of sparkle.


  1. Lovely curved beads, clever idea mixing embossing powder with trans.clay. Thank you Kristie!

    1. HI, Marion, thanks for your comments. The embossing powder really opens up a new look for translucent clay. You get color and a look of texture at the same time. Let me know if you give it a try.