Friday, October 8, 2010

Hope's Lamp

The inspiration for this bracelet was a lamp I saw in the living room of a fictional character named Hope on Thirtysomething. The lamp was so beautiful and soft looking I had to try to recreate the look in beads. Translucence is an area I am working diligently to achieve in clay. The blue, green, and coral were mixed 1 part color to 16 parts translucent clay. For the base I mixed a creamy antique yellow. Then I sliced the colors thin enough that light shines through. I love the watercolor effect and plan to continue studying translucence in polymer clay. Perhaps tinted liquid clay will be the next step. There's always something new to learn with this medium!

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