|Mix up an assortment of colors roughly like the colors in the garment you want to match.|
|Roll each color on the 3 setting (on my pasta machine, 1 is the thickest) and |
tear into rough edged strips. Work with the strips on a small smooth tile so you can easily
move it around to roll it, and hold it up next to your garment as you work.
|...I ripped off the blue and purple from the ends and put them back into the center. |
I was planning on big earrings, but not that big! I needed to make sure all the colors stayed within a 2-2.5" area.
|I checked the colors against my top every so often to see how my blend looked. |
I ended up liking the back side of the clay so I flipped it over.
I waited to the end of my blending to add a strip of black so it wouldn't overtake the other colors.
|When I was happy with my colors, I backed the sheet with a layer of black |
and rolled it lightly to make sure the layers adhered to each other.
|I determined where I wanted the colors to hit inside the circle, making sure to get|
a little bit of purple and green because they are prominent colors in the shirt I was matching.
|I laid the circle on a curved surface to cure. |
This is the bottom of a soda can that the ever-helpful Jan Montarsi gave to me.
|Cut the circle in half. (I used my blade while the clay was on the curved form.)|
I used the point of a bamboo skewer to create the holes. I gently poked it in and then
wiggled it in a tiny circular pattern until the hole was the size I wanted.
I cured the clay, sanded the finished pieces, and buffed them.
I made earwires out of two head pins and voila, earrings to wear out to a lunch with friends.
|And here's what they look like on!|