Monday, June 02, 2014

Good Earth Mystery Component Reveal...

Today is the REVEAL of the Mystery Component for the Good Earth Challenge.  Up until now, only the participants of the challenge were privy to this information!

There are actually two Mystery Components this time!  The first is set of five faux Moroccan Amber beads made out of polymer clay.  To make them, I experimented with mixing polymer clay to get just the right blend of opacity and translucence.  Then I stained them and hand-buffed each bead to give it a satiny shine.

I also included a leaf charm made out of polymer clay.  I used layers of Gilder's Paste, alcohol inks, and acrylic paints to give a little pizzazz.  I had originally thought that I'd make these out of porcelain, but then there were some issues with my kiln and I had to resort to a backup plan. I'm quite pleased with them though and I can't wait to see what people will make out of the Mystery Components.

To find out more about the Good Earth Challenge, CLICK HERE.  And keep your eyes peeled for the Blog Hop Reveal, where participants of the challenge will share their creations!  The Blog Hop is scheduled for Thursday, July 17th!

4 comments:

Shaiha said...

I am having soooo much fun with these components. I have already made a couple designs and have more to go.

Ann Schroeder said...

These mystery components are so fabulous. Thank you!

Marybeth said...

I love the mystery components. There are so many ways I can use them I haven't been able to decide!

darbyscloset said...

Andrew, you might want to think of doing a blog hop where people post their projects that weren't completed by the project hop deadline!!! My creation for this scheduled blog hop is still on the beading tray! So many ideas ....
Can't wait to see what others share!!!
Darby