October Art Bead Scene Challenge

This month’s Art Bead Scene Challenge is full of colors I love – the reds and browns – as well as colors I’d never imagine putting with them – the blue and magenta.  The palette was totally outside of my comfort zone, but that’s kind of the point, isn’t it?

Oct. abs


As much as I thought this would be a great opportunity for mokume gane, I also know that I’d happily do mokume gane for pretty much every challenge ever, (boy, do I love that technique).  Instead, I decided to go with a technique I rarely use – stripes.

Of course, I didn’t want to do just simple stripes, so I jazzed things up a bit by dragging a tool through the layers to create a chevron effect.  The pendant on the left was the first one I made with this batch of clay.  Then, I compressed my block of layered clay to create smaller layers.  Compressing the layers made some of the colors blend together a bit, but like the result better.



Even though this palette is outside of my comfort zone, I have to say it’s growing on me.

About Ali

I take pictures, make jewelry, read books, and bake things. I especially like macro photography and polymer clay.
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