by Lorraine Vogel.
(Delray Beach, Florida USA)
This pendant was created using the ancient Japanese technique, mokume gane, with polymer clay.
Layers of copper, red, coral and white clay were stacked and stamped with a large leaf stamp. Then the raised areas are shaved, revealing the stamped pattern.
The sides of the pendant were carved, then white-washed with acrylic paint. The pendant’s bail is a handcrafted copper wire bail. The pendant is strung onto strands of wood beads and metal spacers.