I've been working on some new designs for texture. Last night I finally created the texture sheets. I have the polymer clay tear-away technique down to a science. I get amazing results. Too bad they are discontinuing the type of polymer clay that it takes to create these sheets. They contain phthaltes which is considered hazardous and since polymer clay is used by kids the company has discontinued this line. Personally I don't understand why they can't continue to create this line for artists and market it as such.
I must have 50-60 texture sheets. I'm need to go through them and decide which are my favorites. I will eventually etch them in copper. I've also been thinking about getting some of them made into stamps. Anyone interested in stamps??
Like a kid with a new toy I was anxious to use the new sheets. I blew through 200 grams of bronze tonight. Some of the pieces are huge. The jewelry I've been making has evolved into larger pieces on longer chains with lots of embellishments in the chain. The chain is where I include all the cool African pieces I've picked up at Bead Paradise.
I still have to finish off all the pieces that I started tonight. I should have pics later this week.