Whatnot Wednesday: the day where I post my latest dabbling in the world of polymer clay. I run an Etsy store (here) where I sell mini foods as jewelry. Or, as my catchphrase goes, “Jewelry good enough to eat, but you probably shouldn’t.” I’ve been playing with clay for roughly over a year now, and I have much to learn. I was given a commission lately recreate my Blue Plate Special pin as a pair of earrings. Here’s the original pin:
Not bad if I do say so. The background is a piece of scrapbook paper, by the way. I don’t scrapbook, but I have discovered that the paper makes perfect backdrops when working with small objects. The pin itself is roughly the size of a half dollar. Much too big for an earring! It was a good chance to improve on my style as well, so I set out to make it smaller and better. Result:
I’m pretty proud of the result. The bacon needs a bit of improving but it’s only really noticable at this scale. (New macro lens. Whee!) The eggs now look fried, too! My components included polymer clay of the colors cerulean, brown, black, white, transluscent, yellow, translucent yellow, tan, and chocolate. A bit of satin glaze was put down first to goop the eggs and then I did a glass glaze finish. Since I had to make a larger batch of the ingredients, I decided to make slightly bigger versions to practice the technique. Behold!
The bacon has a more raggedy edge, and the egg looks slightly more fried. Now to just learn to make it SMALLER. I’ll probably be working on some sweet goodies this weekend. I have a new way of making ice cream. We shall see how that goes. Any requests for flavors?
In the meantime, allow me to share some of the jaw-dropping work of Bon-AppetEats on deviantArt. When I say she’s my clay idol, it’s meant as a good thing!
Go show her some love on deviantArt here. Do I feel daunted by sharing her work in the same post as mine? More like inspired. Hopefully I’ll be able to share work of her caliber in the near future as well! Practice makes perfect, no?