|"Tribute to Baseball" necklace"|
The brown glove is molded and then antiqued with burnt umber Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic paint, most of which is rubbed off with T shirt jersey material.
The baseballs are hand rolled from the new whiter PREMO white clay. Once cured, the tiny characteristic "V" stitching is applied by hand with a 01 red Sakura Pigma Micron pen........with my nose resting on a stationary magnifier. The archival ink from the Micron pens is prone to smearing until it's VERY dry, so I hastened the drying process by heat curing the balls in the oven at 200F. for 10 minutes. Then it was further sealed with a very light coat of matte Varathane varnish that was also heat cured for 10 minutes at 200F. One of the features of the necklace that I really love is that the baseballs are mounted on spirals of golden wire that allow them to dangle freely creating eye catching motion as the wearer moves about.
(Edited: No LONGER AVAILABLE): I thought would be a nice feature to offer the necklace in a Custom Order format where the customer can choose the colors of the necklace beads. It's a great way let people know that you are baseball fan and it's a conversation piece that's bound to attract attention. They also make unique and special gifts for fans.
|This Black and Orange version .|
|The Red, Navy Blue and White version.|
|The Navy/Midnight Blue and White version.|
|This 4th of July colored version also makes a very Patriotic necklace to wear for ANY occasion.|
|Baseball earring complete the homage to baseball/softball and and now we're all ready for Major League Baseball's opening day, March 31, 2013.|