What has been nice about the warmer than usual weather is that I took a little trip to the beach with my daughters and my husband in search of inspiration for some pendants. We all formed a line and walked the beach looking for things that would be awesome molded or that had a nice texture. Honeymoon Island is perfect for this and it's pretty easy on the eyes too. :)
We gathered up a small bag full of things and headed back home for some lunch.
Today, I pulled out the stuff we had gathered and made molds of some it. Here are the items, the molds I made from them and the raw clay pendants:
This one was a really big shell that had pretty deep grooves. It looks pretty boring at the moment but I'm hoping the grooves will really pool some glaze in them and make a nice effect.
Another shell but this one had some spikey dots along the grooves.
I really liked the swirl design of this piece of a shell. The mold worked beautifully.
Barnacles anyone? These were on a huge clam shell. One of the barnacles popped off when I pulled the molding material off. Oops.
This mold was taken from the same clam shell as the barnacles. I think it might look pretty interesting when glazed.
A little sea shell.
We found half of a sea urchin and I loved the spiny texture.
Last, but not least, is this rock that has tons of craters inside. I didn't mold this piece. I just smooshed the clay right onto it. The pendant reminds me of the moon.
I'm hoping to get these bisque fired tomorrow and glazed by the end of the week. Stay tuned....