This month Louise turned the challenge up a notch, and gave us four colors to work with AND we had to work in letters (in any sense of that word we desired). The colors to be used are blue, orange, reddish brown, and lavender.
I had an idea fairly quickly, which I have to say was a little surprising because normally lettering or using words in my work doesn’t lead me down an inspiring path. However, this time the challenge fell in with an idea I’ve had rolling around in my head.
I want to make some animal themed jewellery (not for animals, for their people!). Some would be one of a kind, some would be more affordable “everyday” wear. I thought this would be a good opportunity to do some prototyping of everyday enamel pendants in a shape! Plus, I could use some techniques I learned in our enameling class that I haven’t revisited in a while.
Then, since I was turning the kiln on anyway – I decided to test a color mix that my friend and colleague, Bonnie, suggested my give Robin’s egg blue (on the facebook page).
Here are the results of the testing:
Now, a little closer look at the individual pieces:
And finally, the color test:
So there’s a few hours fun for you! I’m definitely going to order other colors to experiment with, and I want to try a basic dog shape too! Who knows were this road will eventually lead!
Hope you are well