Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Lilian Nichols, Polymer Clay, Faux Abalone

Our September project in Lilian's class was making Faux Abalone. She showed us two examples that she made.
The technique reminded me of that of Mokume Gane. We made stacks in a similar way. The difference was that we used pearl clays, not translucent clays, and cut the stack using a ripple blade, not the usual straight blade.
Here is an example of a cut stack. You can see the layers of the stack at the top of the photo.
Here are some of our pieces.
UPDATE...November 4. Sally wore the abalone bracelet she made to our last work session. Here are two views of it.

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