Three-Eyed Crocodile

Summer is definitely here on the West Coast.  A time when I don’t conform to a schedule or a list of “have-to’s.”  It’s a time for staying up late, sleeping in, reading, and doing whatever.  I continue to knit, but my choice of fiber changes from animal fiber to plant fiber.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about exploring polymer clay again.  In the 1990s, I sold my designs at various trade shows, local yarn stores and had a “pinch me” moment during a trunk show at Nordstrom.  How did I get the opportunity at Nordstrom?  In retrospect, I’m still amazed every time I think about it.  I walked in and basically told the jewelry rep, “I have unique objects of adornment, which you need to see.”

Time passed and my direction changed.  I found my way back.  Have I come full circle or just visiting for a moment?  Is this a Deja vu  moment?

Mokume #3_1

Using various tools imprinting designs in polymer clay replicating the Mokume Gane technique.  A technique that does not require perfection, keeping in mind the importance of negative space.

Mokume Gane #2_1Imprint designs are sliced with a blade, and applied to a polymer clay stack.

Mokume Gane #4_1

Each time I work with this medium, a surprise element appears.

Author: knitorious

I live in a world of mixed media, primarily focused on yarn and fabric. Currently, I'm exploring the world of fashion design, specifically dart manipulation along with bead embroidery. I enjoy translating my work through the use of photography.