Sunday, February 20, 2011
Bird A Week - Blue Garden
At the start of 2011 the wonderful Ruth Baillie started a Bird A Week Challenge. Having never used birds in my jewellery I thought this would be a great time to start. The challenge was simple. Make a bird a week in any media and upload it into the BAW flickr album. The rules - there weren't any!
I decided to make my own personal rules to try to stick to. I wanted to use silver clay for as many pieces as possible and they needed to be saleable items so I could afford to keep it going!!
The piece above I called Blue Garden. It is my 7th bird for the challenge. Made in Art Clay Silver with enamelled accents. It measures approx 36mm in diameter. Below is the reverse using a Rolling Mill Resource texture and a 3mm lab ruby.
So far I have managed to stick to my own rules, will I make it through the year though? Well with some travelling planned it is certainly going to be a challenge at times and I may have to improvise a bit!!! ;-)
Anyway we shall see....