Thursday, March 20, 2008

When something speaks to you...




Aussiepolyclayers Rock Swap was a pivotal point for me, Lisa, thank you for choosing such a fabulous theme for our swap...because I had to produce something that wasn't 'normal' for me. Something that made me uncomfortable in a way because I had to think outside the box of everything else I'd ever made. So I went with what Rock meant to me, the rich reds and browns and yellows of aussie rocks, the smattering of vivid opally colours, the crags, the layers, the fissures and boulders and bulges. I had so much fun making those that I used the same layered landscape theme in producing something even closer to my heart. Mt Chincogan. Ever since we moved onto this land in Mullumbimby (aboriginal for 'small hill') I've been wanting to create something representing Mullumbimby. I added fine silver bails I made with the Makins extruder with the core adaptor to which I added more clay to create an organic effect...and finished it off with fibres and polymer clay end caps.
If you hang on a tick, I'll run and take a pic of the 'real thing' from my front yard...
Ahhhh, it's great to have my camera back!

9 comments:

Kathi said...

oh holy crap Mel, those are gorgeous!

iHeartHandmade said...

Very pretty. Also, a little ironic that this is the first time I have looked up another blog by techniques...yours came in a large list...I clicked on your store and find out that you are a fellow "etsy" person. "Hi" Your pendants are fabulous!

polkadotcreations said...

Oh, wow! I just love how you interpreted that view in clay! So very green.

Libby said...

Really wonderful necklaces! Thanks for sharing the inspiration photos too.

pam annesley said...

Mel They're beautiful.Good onya!

Mel said...

I knew I liked them but never really know how others will till I blog. How delightful it is to see such psotive feedback...thanks a bunch everyone!

Anonymous said...

Mel,
these are absolutely stunning,congratulations
Juanita

Debbie said...

Gorgeous pendants, and the way you've finished them (ribbons, bails, etc) is all part of the whole. Lovely, lovely pieces!

And thank you for sharing the inspirational photos, too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Melly

We drove throught Mullim on Sauturday and I said to my partner how green the paddocks were and that I would describe it as emerald green and then I looked at your blog and there are rather wonderful emerald green necklaces everywhere.

I love them!

esme