Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Oriental Influence

I'm working with my Burlesque Blend, the red/bronze/black. It's my second favorite colour mix because I love those colours, for one thing, but also because they lend themselves to oriental designs. This is a necklace for a friend. It was a process piece, which took a long time, but was very gratifying since I had no idea of what I was going to end up with. Having spent the last month and a half process painting, I decided to work with the clay in the same manner, letting each choice/decision inform the next choice. I'm very pleased with the result. Earrings to come. I'll try to photograph the earrings at various stages so you can see the process.
Close up (lousy lighting - it's minus 42 degrees outside, pitch black - what else?!!!!!)
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  1. Beautiful, Vickie. I'm always drawn to anything oriental and you've done a beautiful job of capturing that essence in this piece.

    Your Darlin' Daughter Ernie

    1. Thanks, BabyGirl, I appreciate that. I should take a better picture but I'm blaming the weather. I'll make a better effort on the earrings, maybe!

  2. I love it! And more importantly, I'm sure she's going to love it too!

  3. Thanks, honey! It's a bit unnerving coming up with something for a specific individual. I know she prefers smaller, but arty and unique. I hope this fits the bill.