Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Flower Power - Part 1

Consistancy! A theme! Yes... a great feat for me.

This post kicks off the presentation of a series I have been working on. I love including flowers in my art. Whether it is painting (something I need to share more of on this blog), sculpting or jewelry, it is a subject I use over and over again. Why? Well, I am not a girly-girl.  I think it is just because I appreciate their beauty and fragility. They are like nature's beautiful and temporary paintings.

If you have worked with polymer clay, you know that is it really easy to start making roses as you are fiddling with your scraps or kneading the clay while thinking about your next step in your project. The medium lends itself to it so well. This is just how this series started- I was playing with some clay I had blended for another project that didn't work out and made some little pink roses with it while brain storming. I had made several polymer pendants during my 365 day "adventure" and I thought those delicate little roses could be the project and would make a really nice pendant!

As you can see, there is some varigation in the leaves and on the petals. The petals are primarilly pink but have some metalic silver accents blended in. The leaves are several shades of green blended.

In creating these pendants, I tried to make each three dimentional, delicate yet wearable. I have really enjoyed making these, I hope you enjoy them as well!

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