Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Sneak Peek -Faceted Polymer and Wood Rings
So today I was thinking about faceting some scrap wood to make beads (which I did). I wanted to do irregular crystal forms like my polymer beads. I envisioned incorporating them into necklaces along with my polymer crystals.... I'm not sure where I made the jump, but I started thinking how interesting it would be to have a faceted bead that is half wood, half polymer... I was just about to do one when the ring image popped into my head.
I think they came out pretty interesting for a first attempt. I'm going to wear these around a bit to test out the sturdiness of the join, although they held up to initial attempts to pull them apart. The wood needs a fine sanding to smooth edges, and maybe a wax coat... not sure yet.
These were done with soft scrap wood. If the clay holds up I'll be looking into some finer hardwoods.
Next experiment -the half wood, half polymer beads I was envisioning.