Saturday, December 5, 2009

Clay Day with the New Girls

Hi Everyone,

I've been delinquent in blogging but hope to change that over the next while.

A couple of weeks ago I was very happy to have four wonderful women from work over for the afternoon for a clay day. These women had participated in the monster Bottles of Hope which I had posted here so this was their second time playing with clay.

We started off with simple earrings. I always find it fascinating how the same instructions can generate so many different results. We used foils, Pearlex powders and some bracelet links that I bought at Walmart a while back and can no longer find.

One of the lessons learned is that embossing powder in clay doesn't really do well with a thin layer of liquid clay on top. You can see the effect on the purple earrings up top. It's an interesting effect and when the earrings are worn the pattern in the background is very subtle but it does make people look twice.

The girls were happy with them and so was I.

We then moved on to individual projects. This was a bit more challenging as there were four very distinct personalities in the room and I was run a bit ragged (in a good way) trying to provide support to everyone. Jenn wanted to cane and you can see her leaf cane on the bottle. I'm going to incorporate the cane into something.

Anoushka really liked the saying "Be Still.." and she made a magnet out of it to give to her husband. She also likes big earrings and was happy with the Dollarama pieces that she was able to incorporate into blue clay.

Lauren and Talar worked on clay ornaments. Talar is on her way to losing a lot of weight so it's appropriate that she made a gingerbread clay person with a bite out of it. Lauren's ornament is a gift to some friends who are expecting a baby. They already have a son with curly hair so the ornament is a pairing of that. It's personalized on the back as well.

Lauren is a yoga teacher and made the OM symbol for a pendant. She's a bit like me in that she's a hacker and can bulldoze her way through things. Anoushka has a very delicate touch and helped out with the pendant details.

It was a lot of fun and we're looking forward to doing something again in the New Year.



1 comment:

Renee said...

All your work looks wonderful dear friend.

No nothing is fair, but fair doesn't matter. I know that you know that already.

Love you dear friend.

Renee xoxo