I promised to show you what I have been working on, so here goes. This first piece is a white faux marble set. It is accented with sterling silver beads and the donut is wrapped with silver wire. I have always been a fan of matching jewelry so I went all out on this. It looks really good with my black and white checked blouse.
This next piece is probably one of the most exciting things I have worked on lately. I have been working with polymer clay for over ten years, and I just found out that if you finish up a polymer piece with liquid polymer and heat it with the embossing gun, you get a great gloss. It took me several tries to get the hang of it, but I am quite happy with the results. The leaves were cut from translucent Sculpey with an ordinary cookie cutter and baked, they were then colored with alcohol markers and sprayed with plain alcohol to get the blended/mottled effect. I accented the beads with the gold leafing pen and I finished it up with gold wire (the good stuff) bent into shapes and even made my jump rings, so they would match.
This piece looks so much better on, it is one of my new favorite pieces.
One fun thing to mention..., I finally found the time to sit in on one of Susan Carlin's online painting demos and it was very interesting. She is able to talk while she paints, and we were able to type in questions and such. It really was a treat. I look forward to doing this again.
I may be quiet for several days next week. My DH is having a fairly complicated dental procedure done Wednesday. He has to have a bone graft done in preparation for a dental implant. He has had this done before and knows how invasive it is. Needless to say, he is not looking forward to it. The upside is that our dentist is wonderful and she even calls in a prescription for him to take the night before. This drug has a special side effect - amnesia. That's right, he won't remember anything about the procedure. Having to recover from this is difficult enough, but he is a strong guy and will be ok.
I am sure I will be checking in on all my bloggie friends, in between fixing mashed potatoes and gravy and scrambled eggs. So think about us on Wednesday and I'll be sure to keep you posted.