A few months ago, I started working with precious metal clay (PMC) and, at the same time, learning metalsmithing. While working with metal sheet seemed difficult because of the drilling, sawing and soldering involved, I was finding PMC more challenging because it would dry out before I was satisfied with the result.
So, I started working with polymer clay, testing designs on it before trying them on PMC. Unfortunately, polymer by itself is not very interesting and -- not wanting to just discard the tests -- I thought of finishing them just like Tamara of blockpartypress had been showing on her blog.
Silver, copper and bronze clay pendants headed for the kiln.
Pieces in polymer inspired by Tamara's work. However, I only do fine-fleeced friends and chocolate-makers.
Here's a clay rendition of another of my dad's drawing of the chocolate-maker.