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Pottery Shards

About this design:

My experimentations with a faux ceramic finish on polymer clay continues. This necklace is my first finished piece with some beads that I hope resemble pottery shards...for this month's Art Bead Scene challenge. I included the inspiration painting in the photos. Gorgeous and lush to say the least!
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poly clay, brass findings, seed beads

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  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Awesome idea! These are fantastic!!

  2. C Dobbertean
    C Dobbertean says:

    love it!

  3. Blackcat Designs
    Blackcat Designs says:

    Really original.

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    You have done a wonderful job resembling the pottery shards. Looks like the real thing! Love the way you designed the necklace, and those earrings are drop dead gorgeous!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    These are wonderful! You’ve given me inspiration!

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I’ve seen pottery shard jewelry on Pinterest and you have definitely achieved that look. You have alsi captured the colors from the painting well.

  7. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    What a fabulous necklace (and earrings to match) ! Love the colors and love your concept of the shards – - – Wish you lived in my neighborhood and gave classes !

  8. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    You definitely achieved your goal! Great design, and live the color.

  9. Asia
    Asia says:

    They are fantastic and you got the colors right too :D

  10. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow! These are way cool and the colors are fantastic!

  11. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    The glazing is a very interesting process. The colors are a bit milky looking when you are painting them onto the clay, because you mix alcohol ink with a liquid polymer clay. After baking, they are much clearer, but with a matte finish. Oooh, but when you apply the satin varnish, the colors are so vibrant and deep!

  12. Laud
    Laud says:

    Oh, my gosh! You had me convinced you used antique crockery shards. GREAT job!

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