Bamboo with Gold -
Ok, then... above is a first try of a new form. I'm calling this biobangle "Bamboo 1". I have to say, as much as I like the shape... it was a nightmare to make. Will I try again? Yeah... probably. I've always been fond of banging my head against the wall.
18 kt Gold -
Cynthia Tinapple's post today on Polymer Clay Daily, featured the work of a couple of amazing women artists - Kathleen Dustin and Laura Balombini. Both are Golden Girls for me... the best of the best of women artists. Well worth a look see.
Cynthia also included a list (by way of Elise Winters) of what it takes to make an 18 kt ring. I had no idea how toxic precious metal could be. It totally makes me feel better about messing around with polymer clay. (I'm always looking for ways to feel better about working with plastic... call it Protestant guilt.)
...as a little treat for you folks who have a sardonic sense of humor... check out this interview with Randy Newman, singer/songwriter and all around heroic mocker of all things wrong and... well... mockable. And no, this has nothing to do with gold... unless, of course, this latest Newman album sells enough that it turns gold. (For those from away, that means... er... well... I'm not sure what it means... just that you have to sell a whole bunch of albums... um, excuse me, CD's... and then you get a plaque to put on your wall, with a gold colored album - CD - on it, and the plaque says how you've sold the... um, well, the number of CD's you need to... aw, heck. You get the idea.)
Tomorrow(ish)? Thoughts on the Golden Ratio.