Day 19 in my 30 Days of Outfits Challenge: November 19.
Falling behind again!
Today I was at home, finishing up the graphics, posters, and props for the shoot on Saturday. I wanted to be comfortable but warm, considering the temperature is dropping fast around here.;-)
I love the Elsa Peretti-designed Bean Necklace for Tiffany’s…but I am, above all, a cheapskate, so I made my own version. Using Art Clay Silver was really fun and I was amazed at the versatility of it, though it was definitely a learning experience! Real silver pieces that you first mold like clay…then fire with an open flame? It sounds bizarre but once you try, you’ll be hooked! (And if you’re a PolyClay junkie, you’ll probably love ACS too!)
The cardigan I embellished with heat-set square nailheads from i-Kandi.com. The how-to is here.
I adore my legwarmer leggings! I have never found any here in the US; I always have to go to Japan to find them. This pair I have practically worn to pieces (which is what I did with my last pair). They are so warm, and the legwarmer part at the calves really balances out my legs visually. Love does not even begin to describe how I feel about these leggings!
I added some silver shoe elastics to play off the silver in the necklace, rings, and cardigan embellishment. My DIY Shoe Elastics tutorial is here.
Hope everyone’s having a great weekend!
You've almost made it through the challenge!
That clay is very intriguing…do you fire it with a blow-torch? I'm thinking it's about to go on my Christmas wish list.
so far my favourite
Loving the lace details!!!
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@SaraYes – I use a butane torch that I got from Amazon that technically you're supposed to use to caramelize creme brulee. Or something;-) You can fire pieces up to 25g in unfired weight, or work smaller than a half-dollar in size. Though it is a bit of an investment, ACS is so fun because you can make EXACTLY what you want without having to go through the tedious casting process! It's a bit stickier than clay, though-it'll stick to anything, and you have to make sure that you work it *minimally* so that there aren't fingerprints or mess on it prior to firing it, because all that takes forever to buff out…
As I learned with my bean pendant…