Sunday, 2 May 2010

A commision

A customer that wanted to buy this bracelet that I had for sale in my Folksy shop also wanted to commision me to make earrings and a necklace to match.

She asked me to make two pairs of earrings

Meet my newest creation

This project has been on going for a couple of months, I created a round bead on a centre of cork clay, and it has been sitting there waiting for me to make my mind up as to what I was going to make using it. I thought of adding texture and making a fancy bead but I couldn't visualize the end result, so it sat there and waited for me to come up with an idea.... then it came to me I would make it into a little cartoon-type fish bead..... meet Finny Fish (she did have another name, but as was pointed out to me on the beadbuddies forum it was a just bit inappropriate)

After she was taken out of the kiln I noticed a few cracks in the silver, I havn't got a clue why it cracked, I fired at 650c as recomended for anything with a combustible centre, it had been left long enough to be thoroughly dry, I patched it up with oil paste and refired.

I am pleased with the results she is very cute.