A little more substantial than the triangle pendant, but still understated and simple.
In comparison, much easier than the triangle necklace and of a similar level to the hammered disc necklace. This is something that would be suitable for any beginner. If you are new to these posts, start here for a full photographic tutorial of how Metal Clay works and the process in detail.
T create the bar, start with a small sausage roll of clay:
straighten and smooth any edges.
Next, marking the morse code.
I used google translate to find the initials that I would mark on my bar and a metal pen
to create the dots and lines:
smooth over and start again.
Once happy wit your design, define further - but the dots and lines won't shrink with drying or firing, so don't feel you have to overcompensate for any decorations or textures with this clay:
Finally, I created a channel to make the bar a bead, with a route to fix the bar to a chain by
running a length of wire through the center:
What do you think of this design? Three completely different pieces created from the same clay. Come back on Friday to see the fourth and final DIY.
But before then......
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