Friday, April 30, 2010

Black + white cat necklace made from Polymer Clay

Close up of Black and White kitty necklace made from Polymer Clay.
Black and White Cat with Czech bead chain necklace.
For much of my working life my wardrobe has been BORING regulation black orchestra garb, so  I decided that I needed to make a series of small discrete black and white jewelry pieces that I could get by with wearing to work without raising the ire of the "orchestra management wardrobe police". The necklace is made entirely from PREMO poly clay, except for the wirework connecting the PC beads. The iris edges are cut from a brain cane of greens/yellows, and fluorescent yellow that was reduced to a really dimension and the pupil is cut from Kato PM #8 or #9. It was inspired by the orchestra's delightful principal 'cellist who likes cats, jewelry, and the color black. The original protype necklace now resides with her. It is also a tribute to Stormy, our first Arizona cat (1968-1983), a stray who arrived smack in middle of a monsoon rainstorm while I was doing the laundry and announced in his piercing half Siamese voice, "Hi Mom, I'm home. What's for dinner?" 

My cat pin/pendants, magnets and ornaments are available for sale at: MelodyODesigns at Etsy 


  1. Love your black and white has personality as well! I bet it looked fantastic with your black orchestra garb! Thanks for commenting on my earrings.

  2. It's adorable. When are you going to start selling all these cat things? Come on girl, get em out there for us cat lovers.