Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Ancient Eye Beads...
It made my fingers twitch to want to make some beads that looked like these. I love the graphic eye motif and the crustiness of the beads. There's just something about that patina that makes my heart quicken. It conveys that these things have a story. They are survivors of time and humanity. When other things were lost and forgotten... these remained.
So, I set about making my own version.
I was never very good at lampwork glass and no longer have a set-up, so I moved my focus to polymer clay. It's a magical material that can be coaxed into looking like all manner of materials. Here is what I made:
I have a feeling that these will be the first of many! Sometimes things move you and you don't know if others will resonate with them or not. Happily I can report that most of them found homes all over the country! I, of course, kept some for myself!