brain 1 w arrowsOk, last week I created this map of my clay musings.  I limited my colors and my tools (okay, my 7 working fingers did that part!). The arrows indicate how the designs evolved.

Believe it or not, Friday I actually found a shirt in my drawer that I can NO jewelry to match!  Well, okay, but not a PERFECT match.  Today, while I am STILL limited to 7 fingers, 1 palm and

Here is the starting piece and the ending piece.

Here is the starting piece and the ending piece.

1 good wrist, I decided to create another map.   I started with the same tools: My trusty Etch n’ Pearls, nested circle cutters, and added the Sculpey Cabochon mold. I kept the same circular motifs, slightly different Sculpey Souffle colors and went from the piece at the bottom left to a Christmas tree.  I know! Right? Talk about a couple of left turns…

How did this happen?  Let’s take a look at all the steps:

This is today's map, starting with a piece from last week's map.

This is today’s map, starting with a piece from last week’s map.

My favorite holiday pendant, even though I wear it all year long!

My favorite holiday pendant, even though I wear it all year long!

Combining Sculpey Clay With Sculpey Beads

Okay, yes, I love trees – especially at the holidays.  I grew up here in SoCal, so decorating with snow, snowflakes, snowmen just seemed silly.  Then my pagan neo-feminist mother wasn’t a big fan of Santa (“seriously like a MAN has anything to do with the decorating, baking, shopping, wrapping, etc”.) But trees, ahh, a symbol of life at the death of a year.  PERFECT.  I really like stylized trees and this little tree looks like it just fell out of a old video game (the theme from Mario is playing in my head everytime I look at this!).  While I’m on the tree topic, here is my favorite holiday pendant. It takes people a moment to realize what it is, and then they go “ohhhhhhhhhh”.

 

Oh hey!  And the necklace I actually started out to create?  I can’t put it together until I have both hands operational again, but this is what I’m thinking? You can see that I’ve kept the round motif from the original creative map.  Hey, if you want to know how I did the little tree or these donut beads, just drop a comment and if enough are interested, I’ll post the tutorial.

I'm thinking that this will be the final layout, once I can handle tools and stuff.

I’m thinking that this will be the final layout, once I can handle tools and stuff.