Here are my pivot beads from the exercise in Polymer Clay Color Inspirations. The top pictures show the pivot color variations mixed according to the directions in the book. You apply thin sheets of the colors over thin sheets of the stripes. One of the purposes of the exercise is to show what effect stripes of black, white and gray have on the layers of color applied over them. Even though I took a Watercolor Technique class with Maggie Maggio some time ago, what I learned there is starting to make more sense. On to color collages!
This just in! I was thrilled to see that Seth Savarick has an article in the latest issue of Art Jewelry Magazine on how to make his distinctive, lightweight bangle. I have taken two classes with Seth and he has taught me so much about craftsmanship-an area where I can aways improve. He also inspired me to learn how to burn my own screens for printing on polymer clay. I wrote two articles explaining the process that appear in the Fall 2007 and Winter 2007-2008 issues of Polymer Cafe. You can order the back issues to find out how to do it with a Speedball kit and some inexpensive equipment. And if you have the chance to take a class with Seth, don’t pass it up!