The construction on this piece was different than what I've ever done before. Some of the parts have a hole through them but some just have holes in the ends. I joined the pieces that just had holes in the end with short lengths of wire, small "spacer" beads, and two part epoxy glue. As it turns out, I could very well have made all the pieces with holes and that would have been a lot easier, but this piece just planned itself.
The gluing technique will come in handy in the future for joining more irregular-shaped pieces. And the other thing I learned on this one is that I can bend a pieces of wire inside a tube fairly radically and still pull it out after curing as long as the piece is still warm. Good things to know!
It's been a while since I've done polymer clay and it was GREAT to get back to it.
|detail of the crow on the nest|