Monday, August 29, 2016

Art Jewelry Elements Art Headpins Challenge

I follow the Art Jewelry Elements Blog 
and when they created an art headpin challenge, I knew that I wanted to join. I have never made headpins before, so I needed to do some research before I started. A lot of headpins are made from glass and are quite beautiful. Since I work with polymer clay, I wanted to make headpins from clay. I make many different types of beads and enjoy making them all. I started off with some copper wire and decided on about a 3 inch length to use for wrapping and adding other beads. I started off with about 3 1/2 inches of wire and make a loop in one end and then firmly inserted it into the clay bead that I had formed. I then shaped the bead, making sure that I closed the clay around the wire. I tried some different shapes, but ended up with the dagger style shape that I really liked. Here is the result:

Here is a closer look at one of the pairs:

I think that this is my favorite pair:

I want to thank the Art Jewelry Element Team for all their great posts!
Now please take a look at all the other creations here