Sunday, June 30, 2013

Polymer Clay "Artifacts"

It's no secret that I have a love of History & Art History in particular. So the next few pieces are inspired by ancient historical artifacts. These first pieces are inspired by Celtic art...

"Celtic Cross"

These pieces are some of my favorites & were created with a mix of silver clay & some pearl-ex powders & the green stones are transparent clay, a mix of different green clays with some gold Martha Stewert Leaf glitter & some micro-fine green glitters. I wish the pics showed the depth a bit better, the tube beads are really stunning.
"Celtic Cross" with flash
The next piece is a faux flint hunting knife. This piece is created with a faux bone handle that is ivory & transparent clay & the blade is a mix of browns with a bit of transparent clay. The blade was "carved" while in the raw state & has a wonderful pattern of colors. The whole piece was antiqued after baking & then glazed.
"The Hunter's Blade"

"The Hunter's Blade" with flash
This next piece is inspired by some carved whale ivory Tribal art. Again this piece is ivory & transparent clay used for a faux ivory look...
"Tribal Shark"
I think this piece would be perfect on the beach!
  This next piece is another of my favorites & a fine example of how individual the faux stones can turn out. The arrowhead is a combination of a pearl blue clay & silver glitter & the bezel is silver clay with some antiquing. The accessory beads & the center stone which is very unique, are transparent clay with the pearl blue & some glitters but if you look closely at the center stone you can almost see the image of a warrior in the stone...

"The Spirit Warrior"
I think that's about all for today. I'm working on some stones & beads today for some future projects. I'll try to post the results in the next few days just to catch you up on what I've been working on. Thanks for stopping by...Till Next Time!

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