14 March 2010

options and questions


hmmmm....i like both these color combination. considering using both (!) and wondering if anyone can help me figure out how to avoid that weird shattered/layered look in the orange one...obviously i need more sanding/polishing.....

4 comments:

Barbara said...

I love both color combinations! Will all of the pieces be on the same necklace? You could make each one different and get even more color. or not. Just a thought.
I don't know about the "layered" look in the polymer. Finer and finer emery paper? I made some cane decorated eggs with Fimo, years ago, (from the Ford and Forlano workshop) and I think I ended up doing a final buffing by rubbing them against a scrap piece of wool carpet. The hand finishing wouldn't get as hot as a buffing wheel. If you could have a muslin buffer on your flex shaft, (dremel) with no polishing compound, and a slow enough speed not to heat up and melt or mush the polymer...that might work. I'm guessing. haven't ever finished a piece that was silver and polymer combined. (Yet!)
I love seeing these color combos. pretty cool, Holly!
xoxo

holly k said...

i really thought about doing them all different (on the same necklace) but then i thought perhaps that would be too much of a good thing...gotta work my way up into a LOT of color. what i decided on was the purple and green combo, but with a lighter purple (pics to follow). i'll be stringing with peridot and amethyst beads.

Barbara said...

Well, I can't wait to see this necklace. I really like the purple and green combo. It will be so rich with several pieces of it, and with the peridot and amethyst beads. I'll be checking back frequently.
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holly k said...

love it!