Polymer Clay Wedding Jewellery for my sister
I have been very busy helping my sister prepare for her wedding. My main job was to make wedding jewellery for her and her partner. They came down to look at the jewellery I had and chose what they wanted. Their wedding colours were brown and duck egg blue and I was able to match my polymer clay colours to their fabric colours. Their outfits had matching embroidery on and they wanted pendants with the same pattern.
When I sat down to make it I realised that it wasn’t going to be as easy as I thought! I was trying to make the pattern by doing an inlay with the other colour but was having trouble making my carving neat enough that I was happy with it. I thought about making a big cane (if in doubt go back to what you are comfortable with!) but in the meantime had been playing with the faux wood and really wanted to make one of the pendants using that, too complicated to make a cane with faux woodgrain and a swirly pattern!
Luckily for me I was able to attend the London Polymer Clay Group meeting and was able to discuss my technical issues with lots of very skilled and helpful people including the wonderful Carol Blackburn and Christine Dumont, thank you ladies! It was a great opportunity for which I am very grateful!
In the rush at the last minute (was also making rather a lot of cupcakes for the wedding) I didn’t take photos of the jewellery. I managed to borrow it briefly to take some photos the morning after the wedding in a bright spot in the foyer. I’ll get some proper photos taken when they get back from honeymoon.
Here’s my sister Kirsty’s jewellery
Her partner Heather’s jewellery
Heather’s bracelet. She wanted beads of different shapes, like some other bracelets I’ve made. I included some faux wood ones and some with flowers to match Kirsty’s jewellery and lots of swirls as their embroidery was very swirly.
Congratulations to my lovely sister Kirsty and my lovely sister in law Heather! May you have a wonderful life together full of joy and happiness!
The journey to create this jewellery was a long and twisted one but I learnt so much along the way. I have many more ideas floating round my head, I just need to find sometime to play with my polymer clay!