DAY # 293 – A TOUCH OF AUTUMN

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I started my morning with a walk through my neighborhood.  I felt like I was coming down with a cold and the fresh air could help.

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Like a small child I couldn’t help but pick up every other leaf.

The colors, shapes and textures knock my socks off!

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I decided to take out some of my jewelry components and create something autumn related.

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I took the smallest leaf I found and cut around it using polymer clay as my medium.  I used gold for the top layer and copper for an under layer.  I then took seed beads and inserted them around the periphery. It just so happened the actual leaf left vein patterns behind.

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This was perfect for recreating the veins in the leaf using red seed beads.

Now I must say, in hind-sight, If I were to do it again, I probably would have stopped right here.  I like the simplicity at this juncture.

…but you know me, I never stop.  I always take everything a little too far!

Generally, I would have to make 3-4 of these clay leaves before I perfect a design, but with a creative 365…I pretty much have to show my first try…

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So, of course I kept going until there wasn’t a spec of gold clay showing!

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I went farther than I should, but I do love the way it sparkles.

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I turned it into a pin that I can now proudly display as a celebration of autumn!

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