I was so bummed to have to leave my clay table last weekend, but fortunately this week just flew by. A couple of chores to do and I'm back to the table!
My friend Jen buys an jewelry that features owls. It's like a free pass – she's got to have it. Sort of like when kids want you to buy them a book – you can't say no. so I decided I was going to try to figure out an owl for her for Christmas. Since I'm still obsessed with cabachons, I started with one for the body (yet another of Penni Jo Couch's molds). I can't sculpt, so I got out my boxes of metal findings from my new handy dandy storage unit. I was originally thinking of using gear to create a steampunk owl. I didn't have matching gears in the sizes I needed, but I did have tons and tons of jump rings in all colors and sizes. I hit two trends at once – owls and steampunk. And I was so excited that I already gave Jen her owl – it's that free pass thing!!
So meet my little friend:
Premo Black for the body
Premo Accent Copper for the eyes
Premo Accent Antique gold for the beak and brows
Press the jumprings firmly into the clay and bake!
When I was at Michaels yesterday (buying more jump rings) I noticed that they have wildly colored jump rings now. Anyone feeling a parrot?