Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Master Muse Project -- Concrete & Pearl Earrings

My latest Master Muse project is up this morning on Tonya Davidson's blog. The challenge this round was to use concrete, specifically Whole Lotta Whimsy's version, WhimsyCrete. Because concrete is such a surprise material for jewelry, I juxtaposed it with refined mabe pearls in a pair of earrings. Yes, they are light weight!

See a synopsis of the tutorial for creating the earrings here. The full tutorial, when it is available, will have detailed instructions and show how to:

  • make an open bezel with slab construction
  • texture metal clay 
  • add on components to a bezel
  • use WhimsyCrete™
  • change the shape of a pearl
  • patina and finish a fired piece of metal clay
  • make custom ear wires
Here's a simpler variation with white pearls and colored concrete: