December 6 – Make.
What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?
(Author: Gretchen Rubin)
Now this is a simple reverb10 prompt for me. 2010 was the year of metal clay. This obscenely expensive hobby totally consumed me in mid-2010 when it was first brought to my attention. For those unacquainted with the art of metal clay, I can tell you that it essentially involves molding pieces from clay into desired shapes, drying them thoroughly and then firing them either in a kiln or on a gas stove top.
Here's a rather rustic scrabble letter made for a good friend who happens to be a Scrabble whiz (on second thought, whiz may be an understatement!).
This piece was made for my Mum....just because....
I suppose I'm not being perfectly honest - this wasn't technically the last thing I've made. I've certainly baked and (tried to) sew since making these pieces. I say "tried to" sew because my last attempt at following a pattern resulted in a cross between a crop top and a moo-moo! For the record, it was meant to be a maxi dress. I'll let your imagination envisage this "wondrous" creation.
As for the second part of today's prompt: Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it? That's equally easy to answer. I would love to get back into metal clay jewellery making. Now that my time is a little less occupied (to say the least!), I think it may be an opportune time to return to this very absorbing pastime. I might, however, need to do some fundraising first - a small packet of silver clay (enough for a couple of chunky rings and pairs of earrings) can set you back more than $100! However, I really shouldn't be thinking too much about costs - the personal value I gain through the creative process definitely outweighs the fiscal outlay.