The Odd Pod

Putting my Fretz forming stakes to the test, I forged this pod using a piece of copper sheet, then textured it by hitting the inside with a Fretz hammer so the outside of the pod has tiny protruding bumps.   The next question was what to fill the hollow form with.  Resin was a consideration, but I opted to use polymer clay and am very pleased with the results!  I first pressed ivory polymer clay into the form and made small half spheres running down the center of the pod.  I then pressed a flexible texture sheet against it to embed tiny veins.  A mixture of green, yellow, and white polymer clay was used to make the peas.  After baking the pod, russet colored acrylic paint was applied to the ivory clay, then sanded a bit so the russet remained only in the veins.  A 24″ sterling silver ball chain and toggle-clasp is the finishing touch.

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on September 5, 2010.

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