Art Bead Scene Blog: January Monthly Challenge: Lois Mailou Jones.
I just love making polymer canes, and this winter break I had plenty of time to clay. We were snowed in for a week! My husband made more snow with boiling water!
|Neckpiece created with my own clay canes for a challenge sponsored by The Art Bead Scene Blog.|
The Art Bead Scene challenge this month features the art of Lois Mailou Jones . I've been collecting photos of her work with links to articles on a new Pinterest board. What an intriguing adventure it has been to learn of Dr. Jones.
I began this by noting that the colors in the ABS challenge piece were very vibrant and matched the new Pantone color palette as well. I had to make myself avoid the greens that I'm so fond of, and here is the result.
This is a variety of canes all lined up neatly in my simple slicer. (I love my simple slicer!)
If you are wondering how to go about making polymer clay canes, there is a new group on Facebook. Each week there are links to tutorials and everyone posts their new creations.
I added my canes to some skinner blended clay beads here:
Then I cured, sanded, polished and put it all together with some glass and wooden beads and leather cording.
A tiny butterfly made from a cane dangles from the clasp for a touch of fun. I did love the time off to clay, but you can tell I'm dreaming of summer already, right?!