Split Leaf Necklace

By Linda Leach Designs, Linda Leach



1 in stock

This 2017 Niche Award winning necklace was the first large creation using new techniques, including Etching Alternative© veneer and a brass strip and wire frame. Starting with a frame of brass strips and brass wire, the piece is then filled in with ultra-light Sculpey. During this process a copper plate which was hand drawn with a fanciful fan design is etching in a bath of Ferric Chloride. The Etching Alternative© veneer is made with liquid clay and alcohol inks in layers on the etched copper plate. Once the veneer is ready, it is cut to fit into the frame made by the brass strips and wire. A complimentary polymer clay cane veneer is fit into the remaining spots and on the toggle clasp. After baking, the entire piece is assembled using brass jump rings.

Mixed Media (Polymer clay, brass strip & wire)

24 x 7 inches

About the artist

Midcoast Maine artist Linda Leach has been working with polymer clay since 2003. In 2017 she won the coveted Niche Award in the Polymer Jewelry category, thanks to a new etching alternative technique she created for making polymer clay jewelry. Leach is comfortable in many media, working in clay, oils, metal and digital photography. Creating new techniques in polymer clay and mixed media tied her for first place in wearable jewelry from the International Polymer Clay Association in 2019. She has since published a number of magazine articles detailing mixed media techniques in issues of Polymer Arts, Belle Armoire Jewelry, Polymer Jewelry, and recently in Passion for Polymer. She enjoys teaching both polymer and oil painting and was recently one of seven presenters in the new Polymer Art Summit featuring Mokume Gane techniques. Plans for classes in polymer crazy quilts are in the works for 2022. ...Read MoreRead Less
Media: Mixed Media
Category: Jewelry

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