Monday, April 26, 2010

Baseball Necklace made from Polymer Clay in "PolymerCAFE" magazine



Baseball necklace complete with tiny handmade bat, glove, and dangling baseballs complete with red stitching.

I originally designed this baseball, bat and glove necklace to wear to a baseball game when the symphony orchestra I played in was invited to perform at a game (complete with Fireworks and the "1812 Overture"). The team colors were red, white and blue, so I made this necklace to jazz up my regular boring black and white summer concert attire. The team colors were red, white and blue, so I made the necklace to jazz up my regular boring black and white summer concert attire (and managed to sneak it by the management dress code enforcer!!!). 

The baseball equipment is all made from  polymer clay. The mitt was adapted from a Sculpey “My Sports” mold. I sculpted the ball and bat (complete with stitching) and then made molds. The ball stitching was carefully antiqued in red acrylic paint. The cured bat and mitt were antiqued with burnt umber acrylic paint. Thin coiled wire was used to give a sense of movement to the baseballs as they dangle freely. It's such a fun necklace to wear and I especially enjoy the movement of the dangling baseballs.

I plan on offering copies of the necklace for sale by February 25, 2013, just a tad late for the first day of spring training, but perfect for opening day of the MLB baseball season. I have the supplies on hand so that customers can special order the bead chain in the colors of their favorite team. Please visit my shop at MelodyODesigns at  Etsy



"PolymerCAFE" magazine chose this necklace as the 4th place winner in its Red, White, and Blue Challenge in the May 2010 issue (Vol.8 No.4)

Please click on the link to access more recent blog posts on my baseball and softball jewelry:

Baseball necklace and earrings in honor of the opening of MLB spring 2013

Softball Necklace and earrings and spotting a niche market

Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Necklace and earrings

8 comments:

  1. what fun to make a necklace for a concert. Congrats on the challenge

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  2. Cool idea. It is so playful. Congrats on the recognition!

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  3. Congratulations!!! Love the idea...what a fun necklace, Anita!

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  4. Congratulations on a full page in Polymer Cafe' and placing in the challenge! It's a great necklace! -Marlene, Sun City West, AZ

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  5. You are now Anita Brandon, "award-winning polymer clay artist and jewelry designer." :-) Congratulations!

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  6. Congratulations, you surely deserve the win. That is a wonderful piece! Girl, you make me smile with amazement every time I open your blog. Great creations ARE Anita! Hugs!

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  7. It looks like a winner to me!

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  8. From a distance this is an
    eye catching design in a great color combo !
    Then as you get closer you have to smile
    a BIG Smile ! Perfect for peanuts and crackerjack weather !
    or maybe hot dogs and beer !!! LOL!
    Definite Home Run design !!! Way ta score!!!
    Congrats!!!!
    m.e .:)

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