Monday, April 13, 2009

It's a new day...

This is a line from one of the songs from the 60's movie, Wild in the Streets, and it is stuck in my head. Last week my DH played it several times and you know how you just can't get rid of a song that you heard? Yeah, it's stuck there so I thought I would just go with it and let today be a new day.

I worked with polymer clay all last week and not all of my efforts were successful, but I did make this piece that I am happy with...



DH was diligent with the camera and finally got a picture that shows the layers of this piece. I made the disc out of black clay, distressed it and aged it with red, green and yellow acrylic paint. I then coated it with Kato liquid clay and used the heat gun to bring it to a shine and then I applied metallic foil film (3 different foils) to the warm clay and gave a quick pull on the film, for the metallic effects you see here. The center piece of silver colored polymer clay was done using the foil also. The stone in the middle is actually a dark green glass nugget from my mosaic supplies. I attached a purchased silver bail and leather strip and there you have it.

So, it's a new day. A day to do whatever you have been postponing. A day to break a bad habit. A day to do art. A day to love.

Even if you don't use it "wisely", it is still a new day and guess what??? You get it every day. There's no wonder I love life.

15 comments:

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Thanks for reminding me that today is a new day. I'm going to work on some art and also work on decluttering and giving some things away. have a great day!

Tina said...

Oh girl, I love the pendant! and I needed that encouragement. So much to do after my trip and I need to put things away and prepare for art day tomorrow.
T

cherokeefox said...

You are a very talented artist. I only wish I had the time to create something on a regular basis.

Suzie said...

That is so pretty

Angela Recada said...

What a beautiful pendant! You've really got a gift for working with polymer clay! Your husband did a terrific job with the photography, too.

"New day" seems to be the theme of quite a few blogs today. (Mine, too!) I hope you have/had a great one. Angela

vivian said...

when a song gets stuck in your head, its called an earworm! how funny is that?
have a sweet week!
vivian

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Great message! I love your pendant.

Kristen Hermanny said...

This is really beautiful. I love the metallic layers, Susan.
I hope you had a wonderful Easter. I also just read the post with the picture of your goodie box. I am so glad you liked everything. It is also neat to see how you use the clay. I never made any jewelry with the clay, just ornaments, and figurines.
I will talk to you more soon. Lots to do after being gone for 4 days.


xxx!

jean benabou said...

Thats really beautiful! So metallic looking!

Kims Art said...

Beautiful! A piece you can wear with almost anything.

lagirl said...

I love your radiant outlook on life and I totally agree with you. Life is a gift and we are sooooo blessed. Your pendant is gorgeous. I can't imagine what it must be like to be able to fashion such a thing.

Happy day to you!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

This piece is GORGEOUS!! I love it!
~Peanut

Ronnie said...

That's a beautiful piece of work, Susan!
Thanks for the sign off. I need to quit putting off things!
Have a sweet day with that DH of yours.

Amy Sullivan said...

~A new day~
~:)
~I love the gold on your pendent~

~Rainy day here~but, I am liking it~

Funky Art Queen said...

Great message and lovely necklace. Love how you tell how you did it. It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny (new) day.