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.
Like a small child I couldn’t help but pick up every other leaf.
The colors, shapes and textures knock my socks off!
I decided to take out some of my jewelry components and create something autumn related.
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.
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…
So, of course I kept going until there wasn’t a spec of gold clay showing!
I went farther than I should, but I do love the way it sparkles.
I turned it into a pin that I can now proudly display as a celebration of autumn!