Here I am again a month later, having not blogged even once since the last COM. The days are flying by and all of a sudden it’s Autumn.
This month, we got beautiful components from Kristi Bowman-Gruel.
They are all copper metal clay, the top row using the new white copper clay. My component was a surprise and I was thrilled to receive one of the new white pieces.
I spent a good while looking at it and had multiple ideas of what to do with it. My first thought was that it looked like it belonged on the end of a piece of leather, but after holding it on my wrist, the curve looked great going over my hand. I played around for a while with chain to try and work out how to hold it in the position I wanted, then decided it needed some colour.
It looked stunning with the deep garnet red beads I pulled out of my stash, but unfortunately, they have tiny holes and wouldn’t fit the wire, so I chose some deep red and gold Czech glass and made connectors. I made large copper jump rings to hold the chain and used the connectors at each join.
After quite a lot of alterations to get everything to hang on the right place, here is my final design…
It was really hard to try and take a photo of me wearing it (you will have to imagine it being worn by a beautiful model rather than someone with man hands!)
It’s really light and comfortable to wear, and I love the look of it draped across your hand, it makes me think of medieval knights and ladies… I think reading Game of Thrones is rubbing off on me!
Thank you to Kristi for a great component, it’s really unusual and has been great fun to use!
And to see what the rest of the team has done, follow the links!
Thanks for reading 🙂