I have been dreadfully remiss about blogging lately. Family health issues and guild business and life in general has derailed me lately, in more ways than one. My feng shui is out of whack, but I'm trying to do better.
My faux Tallow Jade with genuine Tallow Jade components was judged 2nd place in the Proficient category for the November Polymerista of the Month contest sponsored by Voila!. The amulet pendant and two large lantern shaped beads were created by me. I have had the two oval, genuine Tallow Jade pieces for several years, but have never been able to match them with anything, so I set out to see if I could recreate them in clay. I have to say, it really is a perfect match. I purchased the rounds in 10mm and 8mm sizes and added these chyrsanthemum sterling silver end caps and sterling silver spacer beads to complete the design.
I actually tied for 2nd with my friend Marcia Palmer, one of my heroes, so I am doubly thrilled today.
I was also very humbled by judge Christine Dumont's critique of the piece. Her critiques and the scoring framework really challenge me every month to do my best and beyond. She has helped me tremendously on my creative journey in clay. Christine, you are the best! You rock, girl! Thank you so much!