Well, my first week's challenge theme was "pine cones". Believe it or not, we do have some variety of pines that do well in our desert. Though it is not the same as going to a nice forest campground and smelling those pines...nothing like it! I did look around for some tiny pine cones that I could possibly use as a mold but I just couldn't find any. And I am still not happy with my sculpturing abilities so I didn't want to go that route just yet. Lucky for me, I came across a tiny silver pine cone charm and I made a mold out of it. My idea for a project was to make a simple pendant (sometimes less is better than more) with tiny pine cones and some pine needles. The next step was to decide on the background. I chose a terra cotta background since I live in the desert. This is what I started with: Fimo (Terra Cotta), a thin slice of Premo White Granite, Penni Jo's Flexible Molds (Cabachon molds) and my pine cone mold. I included a picture of that tiny pine cone charm. I think I found it at JoAnn's.
I added some copper embossing powder
and some Pearl Ex Super Bronze mica powder
on the pine cones and pendant
I also made two faux terra cotta beads for the necklace
A fairly simple project for my first challenge but I really like how it turned out! And it is a great way to start the challenge off. A project every week is going to be challenging for me because that means I have to clean my studio after every project...that in itself will be a challenge for this messy artist!
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