Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thing a Day- Feb 3, 2011

Well, I finished the pendant but I don't like it very much.  I filled the curved piece with scrap clay and baked it, then put another sheet of scrap clay on it and cut a channel for the cord.  I baked that and then put a textured sheet on the back and baked again.  Then I put a strip of clay around the edge, smoothed it into place, and baked it.  I can sand the flat edge of the pendant but not where it touches the image.  Too much risk of marring it.

I really like having the image curved rather than flat, but I'll have to find another way to display it.  
To my eye, it needs a border, so I don't want to just make a lentil bead.  Next time maybe I'll put another domed shape on a flat piece that is a bit larger than the image, and texture it so it won't need sanding.


  1. It looks fine to me Cynthia... Quite nice actually....

  2. I think it looks awesome! We are our own worst critics... If you are worried about marring it from sanding, you could paint a layer of liquid TLS on it and rebake, then sand lightly.

  3. TLS is a good idea but I don't want a shiny surface. I sprayed it with a fixative and it makes the transfer look like a painting from one of the Old Masters. Hard to describe, but it just looks like an old oil painting.