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Joe Kingthethird

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Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - September 2016
« on: September 22, 2016, 09:17:31 AM »
It's amazing what nuts and bolts can do. This close fit, magnetic closure bangle is decorated with micro 1mm screws (the ones used to repair glass frames).

MilleD

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - September 2016
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2016, 11:09:12 AM »
Very clever.  How strong is the magnet?

I hadn't noticed that we were still using the August gallery either.  I will put the bits and bobs on this correct one.  Hopefully Emma will be ok with that.

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - September 2016
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2016, 11:10:21 AM »
One from me, Sutton Slice technique pendant with hidden bail at the back on leather cord.

Polymer clay pendant on leather by Claire Oswald, on Flickr

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - September 2016
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2016, 11:11:09 AM »
Another one from me, a bit different.  One of my Wired Orchid technique pendants with wooden beads on leather.

Polymer clay and wooden beads on leather by Claire Oswald, on Flickr

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - September 2016
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2016, 11:11:58 AM »
Something else from me.  A bangle this time.  Took me ages, and 4 bakes.

Polymer Clay Bangle by Claire Oswald, on Flickr

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - September 2016
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2016, 11:59:18 AM »
Very clever.  How strong is the magnet?

It all depends. If I arm shake then the magnets are still together - but how much force am I putting into the shake? I don't know.  Normal usage would not make the magnets separate but they can be opened with a thumb and finger.  The design of the bangle helps to keep the 2 halves together and on the wrist.

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - September 2016
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2016, 12:03:15 PM »
Mille - the sutton slice piece make my eyes tingle. Was the pattern plate some sort of grid?

MilleD

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - September 2016
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2016, 12:38:26 PM »
It's a texture sheet.  With about 6 different patterns on it.

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - September 2016
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2016, 01:40:53 PM »
Another bangle, I'm on a roll.  Shame I can't just stick to one thing though.  Butterfly brain overload.

Used the Sculpey silkscreen kit for the first time.

Polymer clay bangle by Claire Oswald, on Flickr

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - September 2016
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2016, 03:49:45 PM »
Beautiful, Claire!  I'm a butterfly brain too and I'm sure we aren't alone  ;D 

The screen print hasn't smeared at all by the look of it, in spite of all the handling it must have got making a bangle.....that's good to know.

I like your little screws, Joe!

A while ago I made a couple of bangles with similar magnets.  I like bangles to be oval to fit the shape of my wrist - not that l wear them much, if at all.  I had the join on the flatter side on one and on the ends of the oval on the other and I found that when I rested my arm on a table wearing the latter the bangle flexed and came open.  This didn't happen with the magnets on the flatter sides of the oval.  I followed a tutorial in Bettina Welker's bracelet book for a wider bangle but used a magnet instead of the elastic cord in the tutorial. 
I did a hinged bangle class with Bettina a few years ago and was introduced to the idea of using magnets there - elastic doesn't seem able to support the weight of bigger bracelets and bangles like those powerful magnets can.


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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - September 2016
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2016, 04:50:26 PM »
The screen print hasn't smeared at all by the look of it, in spite of all the handling it must have got making a bangle.....that's good to know.


I didn't leave it that long to dry either.  But no, it didn't smear once it was dry, and yes it got manhandled a lot.  I'm quite impressed.

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - September 2016
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2016, 05:15:33 PM »
A pendant I made from the same sheet.  Showing that the silkscreen does smear if you daub your finger across it whilst it's still wet, and the attempt at making a hidden bail.

Polymer clay silkscreen pendant by Claire Oswald, on Flickr

Polymer clay silkscreen pendant by Claire Oswald, on Flickr

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - September 2016
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2016, 05:55:51 PM »
It's pretty  :) It doesn't look smeared...do you mean the area SW of the centre where the paint is thick?  Seems fine!

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - September 2016
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2016, 05:42:18 PM »
Wow - what a great gallery!

(Thanks Joe for getting us up to day gallery wise! I kinda left the August one going in the end only because I'd left it so late and everyone was in mid flow. So I'll leave it open a while longer - but anyone posting in there, feel free to re-post in here too so we can enjoy your work all through to the end of Sept)

Joe - just the seemingly simple addition of those little screws has given such a cool contemporary edge to your bracelet design - love it!

Claire  - my word you've been busy! I love all the peices, the silk screen ones especially though. Those colours - that rich teal blue with the gold, just gorgeous!

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Re: Beads & Jewellery Gallery Thread - September 2016
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2016, 10:37:02 PM »
Thanks Emma.

That gorgeous blue is the Cernit Duck Blue supplied by yourself.  Love it.

It goes beautifully with the gold Sculpey paint.  And handles lovely too. :)