The First Precious Metal Clay and Fused Glass Pendant in the New Year
Happy New Year, everybody! And welcome to 2010! May this new year be a happy, healthy and successful one for you all!
I finished the necklace I want to show you yesterday already but then it got too late for the post, it was time to celebrate and my hands had to hold drinks instead of type.
So here it is! I’m quiet happy with the design. I am still not 100% satisfied with my PMC working skills. But practice makes perfect and I’m intending on getting there one day.
The feel of the piece is once again organic and flowing. I didn’t realize that I was as influenced by the Art Nouveau style as I seem to be but I just love the curves and soft bending lines that you can produce with Precious Metal Clay. It’s very strange because it is so opposite the way I think in glass.
I chose shades of blue for the glass pieces once again because the patinaed silver and the glass in that color sooth and contrast each other at the same time. I just love the way it looks!
This time I tried to pull the silver and the glass together even more by stopping the Liver of Sulphur patina at the stage where it has a blue tinge. You can see the effect close to the glass pieces in the recesses.
I am always looking for comments that help me improve my work; design wise, technique wise or any other wise. So, I very much appreciate critique or suggestions, especially if you are familiar with Precious Metal clay.
January 1, 2010 - Posted by Kim | Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry, Precious Metal Clay | art glass, Art Nouveau, blue, bullseye, colorful, contemporary, fashion, fine silver, flowing, Fused Glass, handmade, jewelry, metal, modern, necklace, one of a kind, organic, pendant, PMC, Precious Metal Clay, style
No comments yet.
I try to create crisp edges and clear shapes in many of my pieces by cold working the glass after the fusing process. Cold working is a time consuming process in which the glass is sanded with consecutively finer and finer grid until it is shaped and the glass is completely smooth.
Many of the pendants, brooches and earrings have 99.9% pure silver inclusions and all of the wire and bails I use are sterling silver.
Tags1000 Markets abstract animals art Artfire art glass bird bracelet breakfast brooches bullseye buying cabinet handles cabinet hardware cabinet knobs cabinet pulls canine cat collar colorful colors contemporary cuff dog drawer knobs drawer pulls earrings embroidery Etsy event fashion fine art fine silver flower fundraiser furniture accents Fused Glass glass green green smoothie green smoothie recipe handmade hat health healthy holidays home decor jewelry kiln knobs market marketplace metal modern necklace one of a kind painting pendant pendants pets photography photos PMC Precious Metal Clay product photography pulls ring selling shopping smoothie sterling silver style vegetable vitamix wall decoration
Site infoWelcome to Glassfancy
Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.