Woodland Flora Pendant – Wire Wrapped Polymer Clay [Gallery]

Polymer Clay Woodland Flora Pendant“Inspired by
long walks in
the forest and peaceful
colors found along the
way.” ~Cindy-L

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Woodland Flora, Wire Wrapped Polymer Clay Pendant:

Polymer Clay Woodland Flora Pendant

Woodland Flora, Wire Wrapped Polymer Clay Pendant:

Inspired by long walks in the forest and the peaceful colors and forms found along the way, this Earthy Polymer Clay pendant captures the essence of nature itself.Created using the Marsh Reeds Color Palette, these mysterious forest flowers/leaves with flamed dipped copper headpin stamens intertwine to become a gorgeous piece of art jewelry.The length of this floral pendant is approximately 3″ (7.5 cm) from the top of the twisted copper bail to the tip of the bottom petal.

It hangs from one of my custom rubber cord necklaces with the handmade copper findings, antiqued brass chain and the hematite bead dangle.

The necklace is adjustable from 15″ to 18″ (38 to 46 cm), suiting most neck sizes and shirt styles. Truly a one of a kind piece that would make a lovely gift for a friend, or for yourself.

Price: $40 (US)If you are interested in purchasing the Woodland Flora Necklace shown in today’s gallery post, then please send me an email. Be sure to include your full mailing address so I can work out the shipping cost for you.

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  1. Elizabeth S., 12 July, 2010

    Wow, another beauty! I so admire how you easily and perfectly translate nature’s beauty into your pieces.

  2. Jocelyn, 12 July, 2010

    I love it, and request a tut when you can schedule it.

  3. Tanya L, 12 July, 2010

    It IS beautiful! I’d love a tut on this too please!!

  4. Koolbraider, 12 July, 2010

    These are beautiful. They remind me of jack-in-the-pulpits. Ingenious way to hang the flowers, making head pins the inside part of the flower and the stem as well, and then wrapping them around to make the bail. Cute dangle on the chain!

  5. pattw, 12 July, 2010

    Oh boy ! More eye candy ! These colors look wonderful -tute -please.
    Thanks for the pics, they are more than grand …………..patt

  6. Hobokenmary, 12 July, 2010

    Cindy, the color combination is absolutely gorgeous! What a clever idea. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Samone, 12 July, 2010

    Hi Cindy: Beautiful !!!! Would love to learn how to make it. Take care.

  8. Brenda, 12 July, 2010

    Whew… It is hard playing catch-up from vacation… I sat and ready every e-mail lastnight. Thank you all for the recomendations on books and molding tips. It is crazy how when you return home how tired you are from all the driving.. We drove almost 3000 miles.

    Cindy this is Beautiful work.. As a child I lived in the wood’s Climbing large bolders and tree’s I love love love the outdoors. I hope that you will be teaching this cane and technic… Fab piece!

  9. Louise, 12 July, 2010

    I just love the colours and the leaves that you made here. Original and punchy.

  10. Peggy Barnes, 12 July, 2010

    Now those are summer colors I just love them and the pictures as always Doug fantastic job. I also would like to PLEASE request a tute on this one. The wire work also it goes perfect with the beads so I need to change my request PLEASE 1tute of the flower cane and one for wire or 2 tutes for one. The point is I love this pendant Cindy and the pictures of it Doug. For those if there would be anyone who didn’t like the colors just think of the possibilities behind this pendant you could use many other colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Uuuuggs, Peggy

  11. Phaedrakat, 12 July, 2010

    Gorgeous! I knew that I loved that Marsh Reeds Palette, so I’m extra happy to see that you used it in this beautiful piece of jewelry. Really cool pendant and technique. And it looks like the entire necklace is finished beautifully—down to all the details… Peggy’s right, it would look great in other colors, too! But I sure do love this palette… Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. Freda K, 12 July, 2010

    Love the copper findings on this piece. The marsh reeds palette are not my colors, but it is a pretty necklace and I love looking at ones like this.

  13. carolyn, 12 July, 2010

    Put me down for wanting a tutorial.

  14. Silverleaf, 12 July, 2010

    Not my style – the pattern’s way to “busy” for me but I’m obviously in the minority here! Still life would be very boring if we all liked exactly the same things.

    I do love the colour palette though, looking forward to mixing it up.

  15. Sue F, 12 July, 2010

    @Silverleaf: In the minority, maybe, but you’re not there on your own. I think we have pretty similar tastes!

  16. Claycass, 12 July, 2010

    I agree with Mary that the colors are great. When I first saw them I was impressed with them. I think we have two colors recipe so far. I am going to try this look with premo and see how well it holds up. I have designed too many nice thin pieces in the past that broke. So my mind does not creatively create delicate items. But I love this piece. I need to push myself to figure out how to build durable and sturdy pieces.

  17. Phaedrakat, 12 July, 2010

    Calling all UK clayers! Can someone help Grace, from Ethiopia. She has someone in the UK right now who can bring back clay for her, but she needs to tell her where to buy. Please see her comment here: Where To Buy Polymer Clay in the UK

  18. Silverleaf, 12 July, 2010

    @Phaedrakat: I’ll head on over Kat. Anything to help a fellow clayer!

    @Sue F: I’ve noticed that, we almost always seem to agree. Apart from when it comes to Kato, lol!

  19. Linda K., 12 July, 2010

    Breathtaking!!!! I love everything about this…the colors and the way they work together in the cane, the design of the beads, the copper stamens, and the bail. This is an example of colors that I wouldn’t have looked at twice in the past, that I now love, because of you, Cindy!

    Could we have a tutorial on this?

  20. DawnB, 12 July, 2010

    This is a beautiful pendent! And the colors are right up my alley. Love that palett. I would also love a tut on this. Oh, the possibilities!

  21. DJ, 13 July, 2010

    I really like the movement of the pattern here along with the simple, elegant leaf shape. Everything balances beautifully…right down to the bright red copper head pin. An inspiring design Cindy…I’d love to learn this one as well!

  22. Cheryl Hodges, 13 July, 2010

    Another beautiful piece. Love the earthy colors and the cane/ the copper just sets if off beautifully. count me in too for a tutorial. your pieces are truly unique.

  23. Koolbraider, 15 July, 2010

    The color scheme reminded me of those pieces of “slumped” glass that has lots of lines of colors that run in it.

  24. Jocelyn, 30 July, 2010

    Cindy, can’t wait for the tut on this. Already planning attack, lol. Much of my garden is lush green ferns and such collected from nearby woods, with a few natural flowers, like blue monkey, which are popping out now.

    Some transplants cannot make the move, two of my favorite are ghost pipes and pipsissewa (C. umbrellata).

    That streaked green clay effect, backed by the leaf structure and flowers would be a great addition to the garden (assume coating with UV resin protects). Again, the ghost pipes in the same streaky white/tans.

    This will cure the jones, I will never transplant another, LOL! Maybe a setting for a small bird pond and fluff zone with the right sand.

  25. Phaedrakat, 31 July, 2010

    @Jocelyn: Hi Jocelyn! Wow, I feel pretty ignorant right now—I’m gonna have to look up “fluff zone” and “ghost pipes”, and some of the other things (although I can tell by the context that most of the terms you used are types of plants or flowers–LOL!)   :D I think this means I need to get out more, and expand my knowledge a bit. Perhaps I should do a bit more reading (besides just polymer clay and jewelry-making blogs, I mean…) ;D

    Actually, the things you say show what a wonderfully inspired lady you are. It’s easy to see you’re an artist, Jocelyn! I hope you are having an absolutely fabulous day and weekend, full of things to spark your imagination and creativity! ~Kat :D

  26. Jocelyn, 31 July, 2010

    Still not claiming the “artist” level, though I damn well should be for the amount of effort I spend, LOL.

    Fluffing feathers with fine sand is an insect repellent and cleaner for birds….but it must be super fine so they can flick it off. Always find a spot in a dried out field marked by footprints.

    Ghost pipes as just that. Once you see them, it’s an addiction. Watching them through the entire life cycle is one of my life’s delights.

  27. Phaedrakat, 01 August, 2010

    @Jocelyn: Looked up images of Ghost Pipes—I can see how they’d be addictive! Stunning, and watching them throughout their life cycle would be wondrous…

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