My friend Carolyn Good, who is about the most creative and prolific clayer I know, and I have both been working with faux knits in the Missoni style. We got the technique from Judy Belcher's excellent tutorial on CraftArtEdu. I've been making pendants and bracelets, and they have been quite popular at the knitting shows I've done over the last year.
However, when I saw Carolyn's adorable faux
knit sock pins, I was inspired to make a little sweater pin.
This faux jade shawl pin is my entry for Week 20 of the Year of Jewelry project. It's made with Premo clay since that brand of translucent is better than the Kato which is my clay of choice. I tried Pardo clay, but it didn't like the texture sheet. It tended to stick, even when using water as a release, and it didn't hold the design as sharply.
Well, I got a bit behind on the Year of Jewelry project while working on my shows, so here is Week 18. These are polymer clay earrings with crackled paint on the surface. I cut them with a "cookie cutter" I made myself.