Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Doing It Mandala Style

A few months ago I covered a sugar bowl with polymer clay. I loved the way it turned out and told myself I would do more work along those lines. Well yesterday I finally did. But it wasn't another sugar bowl that I made but a hair accessory. Now you're probably thinking to yourself, "what does a sugar bowl have in common with hair accessories?" Why...the WAY I decorated the both of them of course!

First, here is the sugar bowl I did. I absolutely loved the way it turned out and I hope the person who bought it loves it just as much. A lot of slicing of canes and placement of those paper thin slices went into making this dish.

For those who have never worked with polymer clay before I thought I would show you a little bit of the "behind the scenes" process. So here is a glimpse of what it took to make my latest piece, what I am calling a hair slide because well.... I don't really know what to call it!

This is just a sampling of some of my canes. I ended up not using all of these but I had them handy just in case....

This picture gives you a better idea of the size of some of the canes. And yes, I use a pin to pick up those tiny little petals and place them where I want them. The slices stick to the point of the pin when slightly touched. You have to have an easy touch and a steady hand. And my reading glasses and a bright light comes in handy too!

And this is the end result!

So there you have it. The similarities between a sugar bowl and a hair slide. Both of these pieces have sold but I KNOW I will be continuing with this style. I just love it!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh I LOVE that sugar bowl!!!!!! And I really like this look with the polymer clay. All the bright colors are amazing =)