Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dragon's On the Way!

I've finally got my sketch and my ideas down on paper for my Dragon Self-Portrait
necklace.  I think I've figured out how I'm going to do it and the fire will be glass beads all the way!  Yay!!  For the body (head--as it's going to be a head only view) I'm going to use copper clay, because I want it to be dimensional and I'm not going to spend any more money on forming equipment (except for a few new hammers for fold forming...but that's for another project. 

I still need to experiment with the glass--maybe adding some black, sooty stuff (or just burn my glass, which may be easier) and maybe a bit of opaque color to make it look more fire like.

What do you think of my start?  Do you read it as fire?

                                       Here's my thought for the whole thing:    

Oh yeah--I'm thinking a glass eye, too!




  1. "glass eye" is a great idea!

  2. I made you some new blue feet for Happy Feet. The first pairs melted when I forgot them in the kiln when I fired some metal clay;(