I just finished hopping around the Challenge of Colour and it’s hard to say what is more impressive, the gorgeous art or all the creations, not that I need to choose. I’m so thankful that I was introduced to these images by Erin since there is literally a lifetime of inspiration there.
I didn’t show you everything I created so I thought I’d share now. As I created the patterns I came up with a bunch of components with no real plan about what I was going to make. I made a pair of earrings but wasn’t pleased that they looked enough like each other to be considered a pair.
At some point the working volume of clay got a little out of hand. This time of year there is essentially no horizontal space in the vicinity of my workspace so no where to put down a giant sheet of polymer. So I grabbed a vase – I’ve done this before – and played with the surface. Looks like a mountain range to me, rather than a salt lake.
Pardon the blur, this is the pile of beads I was choosing from in creating the mermaid.
Lastly I had to try folding some polymer into Christmas trees. I’m not sure I could convince myself to make them into earrings, I don’t really feel holiday jewelry much. On the other hand I don’t think these are hit you over the head holiday. Maybe they will be little ornaments or a way to pretty up a gift card.
I also didn’t show you the palette I didn’t choose for this challenge. I would have been the easier of the two for me to work with so I decided to save it for another day.