Whilst at Polymer Play Days I saw some stunning jewellery both for sale and being worn by the other participants. I shall perhaps try to feature some in the coming days. One of the pieces I admired had been made by Irene Hoiles using the Sutton Slice technique. She was kind enough to describe the process to us. I couldn't wait to try it out so had a go in my hotel room (luckily I was given some stamps in the goody bags we were given when we registered).
|I used a tiny flower from a larger stamp, pressing white clay into the stamp and then shaving off the excess clay|
|Here is is after pressing a piece of blue clay on top|
|I used my lovely new cutters that I bought from Valerie (no they aren't rusty it's funny lighting I think)|
|Little finished piece|
Here are my efforts tonight. I do think getting the right stamp is important too. I don't have many deep stamps so will have to keep a look out for some better ones for clay work. These were 2 of the several I tried which worked best.
|Clay in stamp|
|Clay on black backing|
|Using a different stamp|