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.

About 1marylou

I enjoy the process of pushing the world of fiber to its limits with the use of knitting needles and various methods of experimentation. Along the way, the lens of my camera captures what I see.
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