The Evolution of an Idea

Getting an idea out of my head and on my wrist !

3 variations on a theme  Carole Monahan 2015
3 variations on a theme
Carole Monahan 2015

The idea was great the Classic NYC checkered cab…… This was 2013 and I’m STILL “working” on THIS one idea!

I have come a long way from my 1st attempt. This shows the 1st time I tried to make this idea come to life I cut the squares out by hand and tried to line them up and then reduce the cane with out distorting the cane.(did I mention it was also my 1st attempt to do any caning?)

This 1st bracelet I brought to my very 1st Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay guild  Meeting to ask for some advice. My now Guild Buddy Debbie G told me I would be better off using an Extruder… EXTRUDER I ASK What the hell is that ???

1st attempt next to  final attempt with the correct tools!   Carole Monahan
1st attempt next to final attempt with the correct tools!
Carole Monahan

 

 

Well it is a LIFE and GAME CHANGER is what an Extruder is !!!!  It made my idea come to life and greatly reduced my cursing!

Sooo much easier

Makin's clay extruder with square disc. Carole
      Makin’s clay extruder with square disc. Carole

 

I’m STILL changing the design and exploring where I can go with this! Never give up on an idea! Always reach out to others for advice. If you are not in a guild FIND ONE ! If there is not one near go on line and join on line groups via Facebook. I see so much wonderful and constructive feed back given on line in the Polymer Clay community.  More great articles to come regarding the FUN and loving world of Polymer clay artists.

1st attempt necklace.  NYc cab carole Monahan
   1st attempt necklace.
NYc cab carole Monahan

 

2nd generation Carole M
                         2nd generation Carole M
3rd generation necklace Carole Monahan 2015
3rd generation necklace Carole Monahan 2015

 

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