Some jade accessories or gem stones accessories not seldom in my collection, but those I usually sent to Tomoko my Japanese friend; she was the one love those my handmade and her favorite Jade especially.
I didn’t focus much on jade accessories myself but few nice ones have been good keepsakes in my treasure already.
Found these jade parts in recent and try to re-organize them in a cutie and more practical for causal mix & match.
The fabric is given from a friend, Louisa. I know she loves handmade stuffs and calligraphy.
a hair clip also be used as a corsage; back by lace with handmade edge-burnt roses with pearls and ribbon, always great to attach with a jewclay pendant; I made a little L lettering by marble-mode pin with a sparkling lilac stone.
Folk sometimes asked me if any cheaper clay produced somewhere cheaper than #Jewclay, #DeCoRe or #CrystalClay can be used as substitute. One of my friend found me this names AB Clay produced in China. She hand-carry for me, as this is prohibitory item if shipped outside China or even courier to HK.
After tested, I would say this is totally different thing from clay, this only could be called glue or gum. When I try to pinch the called “clay”, the touch feeling is right same nipping a piece of chewed gum you pull out from your teeth; and no matter how skillful you are trying to fix the clay surface or smooth the mold-up on the plate it would stick back to your finger-tip.
I have no doubt on its to roll on a ball and then roll on the tiny crystal stones instantly for lower labor time but don’t expect the stones could be in a tidy order or on a perfect smoothness.
And Finally, I only could shape it in best I can to make it a rabbit look.
In fact, I would count this work a test but the clay is failed for its purpose.
Up-cycling Work; the necklace was broken into pieces some years ago, as how we see its in photo it has turned to out-fashioned and hard to match with clothing even yes I can fix it. It’s a very ancient Chinese ink washing painting styled, nice but bit of too much not quite easy to carry in days.
I rather to transform them each in completely a new style.
First work, I let the biggest 2 parts which almost in same shape to be a new brooch. One to be back by a semi-precious stone names wax gourd, loll with a fresh water pearl.
Another one, back by a golden painted wooden ring.
The smallest part, I back it on a piece of mother pearl. This, besides tassel, Swarovski rhine stones on JEWCLAY made beads and a semi-precious stone names water-melon. A full version but a emerald mood well integrated.
Certainly there are some design restricted in transformation, even JEWCLAY may not able to cover or replace as all. They change to be useful in wardrobe again at least, worth do.