Saturday, October 4, 2008

Day 2 & 3 of 30....or...Purple Petals aPlenty

I was looking through treasuries on Etsy the other day and came across one made up of purple and pale blue items. The color combo attached itself to my brain and I had to play. First of all I mixed the purple and the pale blue I wanted to use to make my canes. This is the beginning of the blend: (sorry about the picture...but I have a terrible time taking good pictures inside)

Once I got the blend completed I had a sheet of clay that went from deep purple on one side to pale blue on the other side. I cut it in two and made two separate canes....one with purple on the outside and the other with pale blue on the outside. You can see the different petal canes in this grouping of flowers.

I also used some scraps to make a Dahlia that is suppose to be graduated from lighter on the outside to dark in the center...but I need some work to get the look I want.


I made up a rose and three buds for this pendant.

And lastly....this adorable pod. I guess it is a pod. What do you think, should I start making these?
Blessings, ZudaGay

18 comments:

Myfanwy said...

In a word - 'yes'! It's lovley

di said...

Oh Zuda the colors in these are so beautiful! Your attention to detail is incredible! Di

~*~Pearl~*~ said...

Wow Zuda they’re all awesome!!! I love the pod! I think a thistle would be very cool too.. lots of Eeyore fans! :)

Precious Quilts said...

Your creativity always astounds me! These are so beautiful and I love the pod! Have you ever tried cala lilies?

ZudaGay said...

I like the pod too, Myfanwy...I'm just not sure how one would use it. Maybe I should send it to a jewelry designer and see what they come up with. :)

Thank you Di!!

Oh a thistle!! I may have to try that Pearl! I haven't thought of a thistle before.

I have done Calas, Pat, just not for a long time. I think a purple one would be lovely!

Chauncey said...

Zuda, each one is more amazing than the one before it. I am really liking the color combo as well!

maryeb said...

These are gorgeous.
That pod is adorable. It may be may favorite, but it's hard to pick.

Rose said...

Zuda the colors are great! Love the purple to blue and your flowers are sumptuous! Love them all!

Judy Nolan said...

I'm in love with this entire grouping, Zuda! Such luscious blues!

The Filigree Garden said...

These are lovely. YES to the pod! Will you make a hole down the center? I could see it as a pendant with some pearls and glass. How big is it? Can you tell I like it? ;-)

Jean Levert Hood said...

These are gorgeous! The shades are so sublte, just wonderful.fw

Julz said...

absolutely...you should make more!!! they are beautiful!!
Perhaps they could be pins or pendants...hung upside down!

manamoon said...

Oh my gosh Zuda, I've been so busy this week I haven't had a chance to check your blog! These newest creations are GORGEOUS!! I LOVE the pod and have to have one. The colors are FABULOUS!! Oh, I'm off to check your shop (*holds breath that purple beads will be there*).

RockerJewlz said...

Oh yes, pods please!

I'd be happy to play with them in jewelry designs if you want to follow through on that idea!

Bev said...

Well since purple is my second fav color of course I love them. But the shades are really pretty. I love your work. It is always so detailed and lovely. I like the pod. Keep it. Will have to check back and see what you come up with.

bev

ZudaGay said...

I am definitely going to add the pods to my...um...stable of flowers. Thank you all so much for the feedback, I appreciate it so much!!

rosepostcards said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. The pod is so peaceful. It would make a wonderful focal bead.

Beth

pickleberries said...

The pod is great, reminds me of clover.

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