Thursday, July 21, 2016

Art Bead Scene Challenge for July

 "Fireworks at Ryogoku (Ryogoku Hanabi)"
By Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando)
The Art Bead Scene Challenge for July had me thinking about water and boats along with fireworks.
I created these beads for the challenge by mixing various shades of blue with black and gold out of polymer clay. I am happy with the way that they turned out.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

We're All Ears Challenge for July 2016

 I have been fortunate to attend the Great Reno Balloon Race two different times. It is so amazing to see the balloons setting up and then see so many of them in the air at the same time.

 There are all shapes and sizes. I am sharing some of the pictures that I took in 2014.

I knew that I wanted to capture the colorful designs that a lot of the balloons have. I made the polymer clay cane shown here:

Then I cut slices from it and used a teardrop shape to make the balloon shape.
My earrings were made with the clay charms that I made from this cane.

Head on over to the Earrings Everyday blog to see what everyone else created this month...HERE