Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Art Bead Scene: April Challenge

This month, the challenge for the Art Bead Scene comes from an inspiration of a painting by Boreas by John William Waterhouse named Boreas (For more information on this challenge, please visit http://artbeadscene.blogspot.com/2012/04/april-monthly-challenge.html).

Boreas by John William Waterhouse, 1903
Oil on canvas
68.8 x 94 cm

With this beautiful painting, I decided to make a bracelet. Using polymer clay and filigrees, I created a focal bead with a blue background and white miniature daffodil flowers.
Work in Progress: Focal Bead

I also made lentil swirl beads reminiscent of the flow of air blowing through the blue veil of the woman in the painitng.
Work in Progress: Lentil Swirl Beads

String them all together and this is the result:
"Daffodils" Bracelet

When worn

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Key Chains

Last week, I made these key chains for a client. She said that it will be a gift for her parents.

Bride and Groom Key Chain

The bride
The Groom

I had fun creating these two! :)

Monday, April 2, 2012

More Carved Cuff Bracelets

I can't seem to get enough of the carved cuff bracelet tutorial of Ms. Rocky Villegas-Antonio. Last weekend, I decided to try my hand in creating cuff bracelets.

For my first creation, I used the leaves and vines push mold. I just read the Percy Jackson book series so I was very much inspired by Greek mythology in naming this piece. I called it Demeter's Garden. I used translucent clay with alcohol inks and acrylic paints.

On my wrist :)

Closer view of the front detail

View from the side details

For my second creation, I named this Monoliths. I used the Tribal faces push mold to form the black clay and finished it with inka gold cream paints.

On my wrist

Front view detail

Left side view detail

Right side view detail
 Would be making a lot more of these over the Holy Week vacation!

Black and White Bead Challenge

The Philippine Polymer Clay Guild had our first challenge last year. It was a swap challenge wherein we have to create a bead using black and white polymer clay. These are the beads that I got:

Different kind of beads from the fabulous clay artists of our guild

Today, I had the chance to string some together to make it into wearable art.

I made a bracelet from the beads of (From Left to Right):
Reizl An Carpio of Xander's Gift Shop, Paula Esguerra of Kinkclay Arts, Mary Ann Limjoco-Decastro,
Gin Rose Caballero of Aquamaze,Ling Buhay of Thought of You
and April Grace Bola of Shape n' Bake
Necklace from the beads of (from bottom to top):
Angeli Del Rosario of the Beadlady, Melody Manalaysay of
Crafting Time and Jennifer Cruz of Purpleluggage

I still have some stash left and will transform them hopefully soon!