This new pendant is a salute to Carmen Miranda!
In order to create the fruit I used some molds and Apoxie Sculpt’s four colour tray.
I did some colour mixing too. In order to have purple grapes I mixed some red and blue Apoxie.
I had a nice little pile of fruit and leaves on my table but something was missing. I bet you see it too. I needed a banana!
So back to the tray I went to use some of the yellow and green to make one more piece of fruit. Apoxie clay air dries rock solid. It is so easy to mix and then put into a mold. I only remove the finished pieces after it has cured in 24 hours. This banana delayed my project by a day.
I did a little filing on my finished fruit pieces to smooth out any rough edges. Then I selected this Metal Complex silver plated round pendant to work in. I filled the pendant bezel with black Apoxie Sculpt.
The black apoxie made it easy for me to place all my fruit into and around the pendant. Everything adhered beautifully but I did have a few open spaces. A few years ago I bought a grab bag of jewelery pieces at John Bead. I found quite a few of these crystal ear studs in the bag and these were perfect to add to the pendant. All I did was push the earring posts right into the apoxie as well.
I was thrilled with the results!! This project was very easy and I can tell you this is the first time I have ever made molded fruit. It did need just one more thing though……..
One simple coat of JB Craft Acrylic Protective Finish gave me the shine I wanted.
I wonder if I could make a hat too…..