Friday, July 11, 2014

Beading In Jewelry Clay

 Okay.  Stand by for the craziest idea yet.
 Over one year ago I took a special class where we were taught how to bead on the new Clover loom.
It was all very new to me, and quite frankly, I had difficulty keeping up with the other students.
 We were supposed to make two of these hearts and then join them together.  Well, my first heart was wonky.
I didn't have the "heart" to finish the project.  The longer I waited, the worse I felt.  I decided it was time to just call it a day and cut the wonky heart off the loom.  Maybe now I'll start a new looming project....but I could not bear the loss.  This heart took HOURS to bead!
 Then I had my brilliant idea!  I pulled out my brooch pin and some Jewelry Clay.
 I bet you know what I did.....I filled the brooch with clay.
 I pressed my beaded heart into the clay and then cut away all the string!
 I covered any visible clay with gold Pearl-Ex and let this cure overnight.
Voila.  Still wonky, but oh so interesting!
Our clay can repair hearts!

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