We went out last night to celebrate one of my friends birthdays to an 80’s club. I wanted to make her a funky piece of retro jewellery, which was why I started the whole rainbow thing but I couldn’t show you this before in case she happened to read my blog.
So I have been meaning to try making hollow lentil beads but for some reason decided I was going to make a hollow heart. Probably not the most sensible idea as I have never tried the technique with the much more simple lentil shape but I like a challenge!
So I sculpted a heart shape from scrap clay to use as a mould.I then made some shells of scrap clay on the mould and joined them together incorporating a wire hanging loop – this is a hollow heart, curved on both sides
I was going to put it on a long black cord but just tried it on a choker and thought it looked cool so left it. It is rather large! It’s 7cm wide by 8cm long! Being hollow it’s not too heavy and when I tried it out found it comfortable to wear. I made the mould the size I wanted the heart but then made the shell from a thick sheet of clay and then covered it so it ended up a lot bigger (mental note to self remember a mould needs to be smaller next time!).
Happy Birthday Aly!