I decided last weekend to do another study like I did with the cutter bracelets last year. The way I do my challenges is to decide on a creation type – bracelet or pendant, etc. and then nominate the tools that can be used in all the projects. This time I also limited myself to the colors of clay on my table at the time. I had a special challenge in that I only had 7 fingers available for use due to the cast on my left wrist. Of course, the morning after I broke the wrist, I ordered the pasta machine/motor/foot controller, so I was set on sheets of clay. (What does it say that I didn’t order the waterproof cover for my cast until 3 days later? PRIORITIES!). I selected cutters, Etch n’ Pearls and Style, Detail tools and (of course) the Hollow Bead Maker as the tools for the study (and the ones I could use easily). I also had a neat piece of plastic texture that I got in my goodie bag at the Prescott Retreat.
When I photographed them all together so that I could add arrows to show the progression path. It surprised me that the path closed itself at the end to create a circle. Enough blathering, lets see the map!
I started with the gold rounded piece on the upper left. I moved the design along to the right, creating the design both in a flat method and using the Hollow Bead Maker to create a more 3D effect.. Then while the last of those designs were baking, I decided to focus on the Etch n’ Pearl texture and explore this texture. As I mentioned above, I was surprised to see that when I added the arrows to the map, that it closes at the end when I combined the shape from the top line with the Etch n’ Pearl pattern from the bottom line!
The Gold is Premo! Accents Gold, the rest of the colors are Sculpey Souffle.
So, here is the final creative map: