As much as felting is my first passion, I love learning new things and have become quite obsessed with polymer clay. The interest began with coming up with some sort of closure for the collars knitted with curls as I sat with Mom in the Kline Hospice House. I could see that felted buttons would be lost and regular buttons would be blah - they needed something that made a statement and then my friend Pat Smith told me about a polymer clay technique named Mokume Gane. When I get a new interest, it is full speed ahead and I read everything I could get my hands on, purchased books, viewed a myriad of videos on youtube and bought some as well. Even with all that, next comes the hands on learning with quite a few disappointments as well as some quite thrilling results after a while. I just loved that I could tailor the colors of the clay to complement the curls.
This is the first pendant that I made - I want to incorporate my felt with the clay and I was so pleased with the Pebeo paint I found.