Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What Does It Say - What You Want Said


A few weeks back I made a round piece that looked very medieval, very ancient, out of polymer clay.

I finished it over the last weekend, sanding, buffing and polishing to a sheen.

It looked like carved ivory or mother of pearl to me. So I wanted to do something special with it.


I etched some copper, wasn't really sure how I would put the two of them together.

But here's the result, a pendant focal or bracelet, if you like things rustic.


With the words "HOPE" and "LOVE" stamped into the sides.

It has pairs of holes on each side. I wanted it to look very handmade, with the maker's marks visible.

It reminds me of something that might have been on the cover of an old hymnal book long ago, with an obvious patina of age and wear.

It's my attempt to keep using what I learned at Artfest, in etching and forming copper, put things to use, combining metals and faux bone, reproducing that ancient artifact look I like.

8 comments:

NuminosityBeads said...

I really like the way that came out. I think it's a good idea to try out your latest workshop skills as soon as you get home otherwise they tend to slip away somehow.
Kim

romantic decay said...

This looks great!

Riki Schumacher said...

Love this Lynn! The words stamped on are very cool. Take care, Riki

Beatnheart said...

Oh Lynn, so beautiful...how do you do the "prongs"? I need to go to one of those Art Fests...better start saving...

Julie Pishny said...

Love this on so many levels - thank you for sharing your work...hugs - Julie

Pretty Things said...

Just awesome. I'm in awe, really.

jenny said...

Lovely!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Thanks, friends. Appreciate the kind words, I think I will create some more, maybe in a different style too. So many options to explore!