Friday, October 28, 2011

Artisan Clay: Walk Down Memory Lane

This month the Artisan Clay Design Team is doing a fashion show a la Paris or Milan.
So here's my collection rockin' the runway (from youngest to oldest!)
I hope you like!

The first up is my most recent piece that we saw last month called the Clock and Dagger.
In case you didn't catch last months post, The blue shard that the whole pendant hangs on is a button!
I riveted two textured sheets of copper and clock pieces to the front to create a very industrial, steampunkish pendant.

This second piece was heavily inspired by the arte deco shapes from architecture from the 20's. I wanted to capture the sharp angles and tight curves of arte deco and still find that layered look as well.
(Hint: If you want two pieces of metal to reflect themselves perfectly, cut them out at the same time by taping them together!)

Okay, now we're going back in time a bit.
This piece is an embroidered pendant that I created around a connector from Kristie that I turned into a cab.

Same thing with this one in just softer colors.
(To convert a connector to a cab, just snip the metal connectors from the edges, and file them down until they are flat against the new "cab")
Because Kristie's pieces are porous, they hold really well with E6000 if you're embroidering.

Now going waaay back in time. This was the first embroidered piece that I ever created with Kristie's work.
It's a big chunky pendant featuring one of Kristie's glass cabs. The inspiration was water and really tall high waves.
I really like this piece and I've had it for about three years and it still looks great and is totally wearable!

Be sure to head on over to Kristie's blog and check out the runway shows from the other designers!
Have a great day all!


  1. All of your pieces are gorgeous! I especially love the art deco one. The lime paired with the copper colors is stunning.

  2. Oooh wonderful pieces, the steam punk necklace is my favorite

  3. Gorgeous! I love how you combined so well - but then again your color combos are always lovely.