Marketplace: “Back to Front” Clay Pendant, and More!

"Back to Front" pendant, 1" x 1" round on flocked cord.
Sample of flocked cord with “Back to Front” pendant, 1″ x 1″ round.

This small pendant is made of air-dry clay with a print of my sketch “Back to Front” impressed in the clay and finished with a gloss varnish. It comes in four different shapes with a little variation in size from 1″ to 1.5″, and comes with three choices of cord. Pendant style and cord style are interchangeable.

This pendant is another experiment I’ve been considering for a while. They are made from air-dry clay because I love the smooth porcelain appearance. The clay is made from ground stone and cellulose, which is basically paper pulp, and it is wonderful to work with.

The image is my brush pen sketch “Back to Front” (more on the sketch below) and the way I prepared this sketch is another project I’ve been considering for a while. I had a rubber stamp made of the image which I will no doubt use as a rubber stamp on paper and things, but I also wanted to be able to ink it up and press it into the wet clay. It worked just as I’d thought, so I see more like this coming in the near future as well as other variations: without ink, different colors of clay, or painted.

Variations on a theme

Selection of pendant styles.
Selection of pendant styles.

I’d intended to make only one shape and size and sell it with just a jump ring and piece of ribbon, but once I get into a project I have to explore all the possibilities. I made four shapes, and then I decided to see how it looked on some of the wires/strands/cords available in stores, and when I did I decided to include that as part of the gift—because once I’d seen it I couldn’t *not* include it!

All four pendants”. 1″ x 1″ round on flocked cord; 1″ x 1″ square on wire cord; 1.5″ x 1.5″ random on wire cord; 1″ x 1.5″ oval on multi-strand cord.
All four pendants”. 1″ x 1″ round on flocked cord; 1″ x 1″ square on wire cord; 1.5″ x 1.5″ random on wire cord; 1″ x 1.5″ oval on multi-strand cord.

Most pendants are about 3/6″ thick except the square which is about 1/8″ thick just to see how thin the clay could be worked. They are coated front and back with gloss varnish.

NOTE: I have a limited number of each shape, sometimes as few as two. If one sells out I try to note that here but can’t always get to it before someone comes along. If the product does not show up in your shopping cart, that means I am temporarily out. Each one is handmade and takes several days for the clay and then the finish to dry, so please be patient.

Purchase a pendant

Your pendant may vary from the samples shown here. Scroll down for more detail on shapes and styles, below.

This pendant is also the featured gift item in my November Feline Sampler Box along with two prints of artwork and a half dozen greeting and holiday cards, a real deal at $25.00. Read about the Sampler Box too.

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

brush pen drawing of cat
“Back to Front”, ink brush pen, 4″ x 6″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

“Back to Front” is just how I visualized this “line drawing”—from the point of Bella’s tail that meets her back, out and back and around and over to her shoulder, then over to her face, from back to front. The little feline, I was so concerned I’d muss it up. You can see more sketches on The Creative Cat.

ROUND

Round pendant is 1″ x 1″, about 3/6″ thick, with 10mm black-finished aluminum jump ring. Your pendant may vary slightly from the sample shown here.

You may choose any of the three cord variations, below.

SQUARE

Square pendant is 1″ x 1″, about 1/8″ thick, with 10mm black-finished aluminum jump ring. Your pendant may vary slightly from the sample shown here.

You may choose any of the three cord variations, below.

OVAL

Oval pendant is 1″ x 1.6″, about 3/6″ thick, with 10mm black-finished aluminum jump ring. Your pendant may vary slightly from the sample shown here.

You may choose any of the three cord variations, below.

RANDOM

Random pendants are unique in shape and size. I take all my leftover clay, cut it up into smaller pieces and roll them out, then stamp on them. They are about 1.5″ x 1.5″ and about 3/6″ thick, with 10mm black-finished aluminum jump ring. Your pendant may vary slightly from the sample shown here.

You may choose any of the three cord variations, below.

Cord Styles

Flocked round cord has a lobster claw clasp and extra length of chain.

Multi-strand cord has two narrow flocked strands and one 1/4″ black voile ribbon held together at the ends. It also clasps with a lobster claw clasp and extra length of chain.

Wire cord is a circle of sturdy black wire held together by a barrel clasp.

 

See other handmade feline gift items my Handmade Feline Gifts gallery.


Marketplace

Hamlet inspects my work.
Hamlet inspects my work.

Hamlet inspects my work.

Take a look at other new merchandise and featured artwork.

Marketplace is a feature on The Creative Cat to share the latest coming out of my studio with my readers. Once a week on Thursday I feature something new in my “shop” .

Read about creating custom items

Find out more about creating custom items for your own home using the images you see here. Visit the “Ordering Custom Art” page to see samples and read bout how to order.

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November 2016 Feline Sampler Box
November 2016 Feline Sampler Box

I choose contents for each monthly box to give you the most variety in each item: style, medium, size, subject—even a particular feline subject, color or coat pattern, or a particular anniversary with one of my feline family—as well as season, holiday, color palette and the message it sends in the matted print, unmatted print, sympathy card, art card, photo card, non-feline greeting card, note cards and gift item. You’ll see a good sample of not only my work but also the beauty and inspiration of felines so that, whether you keep the contents for yourself or give them as gifts or donations, you’ll find something that fits nearly every occasion, at $25.00 per Sampler Box. Read more about them, and a few reviews.



All images and text used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission, although links to your site are more than welcome and are shared. Please ask if you are interested in using and image or story in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of an image or a product including it, check my animal and nature website Portraits of Animals to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit Ordering Custom Artwork for more information on a custom greeting card, print or other item.

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© 2016 | www.TheCreativeCat.net | Published by Bernadette E. Kazmarski

Weekly schedule of features:
Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life
Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters
Tuesday: Rescue Stories
Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
Thursday: New Merchandise
Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy
Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats
And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!

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