Saturday, August 7, 2010
Off Mandrel Pendant
The way I'm making the leaves is to make a gather on the end of the rod, rolling it in frit or decorating it with stringer, pressing it in the leaf masher, heating the end and attaching an only slightly heated steel chopstick and cutting off the rod and forming the loop. Then I hold the loop in a pair of pliers while I remove the punty and polish the end. I'm sure infinite shapes are possible this way, but right now I'm stuck on leaves. If anyone knows a better way please let me know.
As far as my color diet, I'm retiring olive for the time being. It is a great shade of green and truly appropriate for fall but I'm playing with apple blush until I can figure out how to get a predictable orange blush or get sick of it and give up. I am also going to play with some CiM pheonix shortly, probably in place of the Effetre light pumpkin.