Red Paisley Flower Bangle Bracelet
(Delray Beach, Florida USA)
The outside of the bracelet is an abstract flower pattern in red/cranberry, pale yellow and brown. It is not painted!
The pattern was achieved using mokume gane, an ancient Japanese metalworking technique. Adapted to polymer clay, 12-16 layers of repeating clay colors are stamped. The top layer is then shaved smooth, revealing an interesting pattern of colors. The inside is textured dark brown clay.
I created the bangle using Karin Breukelman’s excellent tutorial, Bangle Bracelet Tutorial (www.etsy.com/shop/karinbr).
looks like a great technique.
This bangle is beautiful and your workmanship is excellent! The colors are right up my alley too. 🙂
I visited your Etsy shop and if I may make a suggestion – that you consider raising your prices. I’ve worked in polymer clay and I know how labor intensive it is, especially a technique like mokume gane – you need to make sure you’re paying yourself for your time and talent!
by: Lorraine/Wired Orchid
Thanks for your comments Leigh and Joan!
Joan, thank you for your prices comment. I’m stuck in the ”what should I charge?” area. I agree that I need to demand a good price, but I also want to sell items. I think it’s a dilemma for everyone who makes hand made items.