I've been working with Silver Art Clay for not quite 1 year, but as I held this little birdie, it hit me.......I've NEVER held or seen another silver metal clay piece other than my own! Just photos, online and in books, and I was struck immediately by the difference of a piece from photos to having it in my hand!
|"FLY" Pendant by Lesley Chandler of Thoughtfully Adorned|
I'm self taught with silver metal clay. I've gathered a very nice education from DVDs, books, online tutorials, videos, team mentors, etc. I make well designed, delicate pieces that show my style. Now, having received this pendant and seeing for the first time another designers work with silver metal clay, my love for this material has just been rekindled and I am even more thrilled to explore silver metal clay possibilities!
This FLY pendant is solid, the shine is like a mirror and truly presents itself as a precious metal piece with value! The bird is whimsical and artistic and beautifully handcrafted. This piece has made quite an impression on how I plan to work with my silver, some of my current designs are going to get a make-over. I want to evoke the same awe when anyone handles my jewelry.
Maybe I'm in the minority of silver metal clay artists, working isolated, selling online, learning online, no face-to-face contact with others working with this clay. I certainly feel lucky to play with silver clay when I can, but now I feel even more lucky to have found the Metal Clay Heads Team and have team-mates to share and learn from and this FLY pendant means so much to me and I will treasure it, truly, and be inspired to make some pieces that are as bold and amazing and fun as this birdie!
Lesley of Thoughtfully Adorned was the featured artist for August on the Metal Clay Heads Blog. Here is the link to that article with more of her photos:
Thank you Lesley!