Polymer and Metal Clays are meant for each other…

It’s a perfect marriage of materials.  Both can be molded, sculpted, and carved with ease.  They can be worked flat or made into two or three-dimensional objects.  And the end result can be earthy, sophisticated, or anywhere in between!   I wanted to create a piece that looks like it might have been unearthed during an archeological excavation.  I think I’ve accomplished my goal with this pendant, which is titled “Faux Fossil Spirula”.  The bronze is such a rich shade of gold whereas the silver metal clay wing dangling at the bottom of the pendant has the feel of a relic.  I like a piece to look as good on the back side as it does on the front.  A round of textured white polymer clay sits in the heavy bezeled front side of the pendant and  I’ve accented the cast design with a bit of black and copper paint.  On the back side, black polymer clay accented with a dusting of metallic gold pearlescent powder reveals a relief cast spirula.   I’m going to enjoy wearing this piece immensely!  

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on November 21, 2011.

2 Responses to “Polymer and Metal Clays are meant for each other…”

  1. I love how you’ve mixed the materials! I would not have guessed the shell was made out of polymer – the paints really make it appear more like metal.

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