Polly Ceramica Gives Away Natasha Pendant and Matching Beads
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I know that Autumn is upon us and the jewelry will go to the winner in late October, but there is a reason that I am offering such a Spring colored set of handmade pendant and beads. Since the creation that I am giving away is an ensemble of hand sculpted Natasha style pendant and spiral striped beads in the same colors of lilac and Spring green, the winner can make a necklace to wear for Easter and all Summer long.
This offering was suggested by the visitors to this blog when I asked for comments on what you would like to win. Natasha style pendant, flat oval pendant, and beads for a jewelry designer to use in her own project were all suggested. I got pretty close to answering all the requests with this Give Away, I hope.
Just so you can make up your design in anticipation of winning, I will post the measurements of the pieces below these other views of the pendant back and edges, views of the bead holes and other placements of the beads.
I made this Natasha style pendant using the very same stack of clay sheets of lilac, green, white and a very thin sheet of black. I folded the stack randomly, allowing the lines and colors to meander through the clay slab that I was making. I then sliced off a section, manipulated it into a round cornered rectangle and sliced it in half lengthwise. I opened the two halves, leaving them side by side and pushed them together to make a mirror image of the patterns that had developed within the clay rectangle.
I shaped hand sculpted the pendant into the form you see here, consolidating the two panels securely and then it was on to baking, affixing the bail, glazing with 3 layers and baking again. The bail is silver plated to maintain the cool colored palette.
I rolled the remaining section of the original stack of polymer clay and spiraled the stripes that represented the colored layers of the clay. The beads were then pierced, baked, glazed with three layers and baked again.
I think the winner will have some fun with this Do-it-Yourself kit.
Pendant dimensions including bail - 31 mm (1.2 in) x 47 mm (1.8 in)
Bead average dimensions - 9 x 19 mm
I now invite you to enter the drawing:
1. Comment in the section for comments below.
2. Leave up to three links to your online shop items or to your blog entries. The links will automatically load a photo; you will provide the caption.
3. You are then included in the drawing on October 18, 2014.
You will see the Add Your Link button that sets up your links just below this blog entry: