Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Fimo bracelets and a peacock feather cane
These are the final finished project from my Fimo weekend and I'm so pleased with how they've turned out. I attempted a peacock feather cane for the first time. I could definitely refine the technique a little but it does look like a peacock feather. I wanted to have gold and coloured circles around the feather so that it would look a little like it came from a painting by Klimt. My circles look a little more like fairy lights. I seem to have made a disco peacock feather!
The construction of the bracelet was taught to me years ago in a workshop by Sarah Shriver ( a seriously talented polymer clay artist). I remembered the technique quite well.
This is what it looks like when I'm wearing it...
This is my second attempt at a bracelet. The sections aren't quite as even on this one.
The pattern is made using a layered technique with a Fimo texture sheet pressed into the top. The top layers are then carefully shaved off to reveal the colourful pattern. There is a helpful tutorial here. It was really fun to do and it's very exciting when the pattern starts to appear.
I've had so much fun working with my Fimo over the past couple of weeks and I'm feeling a little sad as I pack it away for a bit so I can get on with my sewing. But I have an exciting new sewing project to work on and I get to immerse myself in fabric so I'll be happy in no time!