Yeah, so, a few days ago I went on a basic course in how to use silver clay (PMC - precious metal clay, or something like that), because I've been wanting to do that for AGES and they FINALLY had a course in my town.
It was two nights in a row. VERY expensive (I'm talking FoodForTwoMonths-kinda cash). And I was a bit ... discouraged, at first.
See, I've dreamed about everything I would do with silver clay if I knew how to do it since I first heard about it, so I had LOTS of ideas ... only when I got there, I found out that there were assignments we were supposed to do. Sigh. So, suppressing my urges to go CRAZY with the clay, I tried to do what I was told ...
The first image, in the top left corner, is me doing what I'm told. We used silver clay slip and a brush and put it on a leaf. Oooh, very exciting. Not. Oh well, it turned out all right, and I'm sure I can give it to someone for Christmas.
The second image, in the top right corner, is me doing what I'm told but twisting their words around and thus doing something else anyway. We were supposed to do a kind of bead ... and use patterns and stuff. I don't like to use readily made patterns, it feels like cheating, so I just wrote on it with a needle in stead.
The third image, in the bottom left corner, is just an eternity symbol I made with a piece of clay I had left. It's nothing, really. Then I wrote my name on it, just ... because. I don't know.
The fourth image, in the bottom right corner, is me basically ignoring what we were supposed to do. Or no, ADAPTING, really. We were supposed to use a shape (I did that; a square) and we were supposed to put a stone in it (I did that too). Other than that? I made it up.
Now, the design of that last one is PROBABLY NOT MINE! See, I am PRETTY SURE I've seen something like it somewhere ... probably on Deviantart, since I see so much interesting stuff here ... and it must have been awesome, because it got stuck in my brain and it's been itching there ever since. So, if you come across something that reminds you of this, it's probably where I got inspiration from (and if you do, will you please link me to it? I haven't found it since that time when I first saw it, and I'd like to give proper credit).
It's either that, or I dreamt it. :S And my dreams are usually weirder than that.
Sooooooo ... there is another course in November, but I'm not attending that. I spent the money on silver clay tools in stead, so I can do it at home. So hopefully, there'll be more of this in the future.