Saturday, September 29, 2007

Millefiori earrings


I made these polymer clay earrings recently, click on photo to see larger and in more detail. The first pair are made from a bulls-eye cane, which is made from rolling different coloured sheets of polymer clay round a central sausage!
The second pair are made using jelly-roll, flower, and bulls-eye canes. The jelly-roll cane is made by layering 2 sheets of contrasting coloured polymer clays on top of each other then rolling them into a sausage. A flower cane is a more complicated cane made by making one large bulls-eye cane then surrounding it by smaller ones before sausageizing. After the canes are sausegized, they are sliced up with a tissue blade (very thin blade) then holed through the middle and baked in the oven. When they have cooled they can be strung, headpinned or incorporated into any design you fancy!

The earrings are £6.50 a pair plus p+p.



Blogger Caroline B said...

That sounds really complicated - well done for achieving it so well. I like the second pair best.

9/29/2007 11:54 AM  
Blogger Pea said...

Ooo Toby, they're great! Did you make them at home?
Sounds quite fiddly.

9/29/2007 12:04 PM  
Blogger natural attrill said...

Hi Lucy,
Yes, i did make these, they are made using similar techniques to those used to make the glass millefiori beads.

9/30/2007 11:22 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Lovely. And I love the word 'sausagized'! :D

9/30/2007 6:40 PM  

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