Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A New Donut Style

The little darlings have gone back to their mom's, but not before someone shared a coughing-sneezing-aching-fever-and-chills crud with me. I meant to post this new pendant yesterday for Make Something Monday, but I felt too bad to even take a photo.

This is a new shape in my Circle of Real Life Donut Pendants. I fused a strip of translucent yellow glass over a base of opaque white glass, and added a thin stripe of white down the center. The strip was about 6 inches long, and when it came out of the kiln my plan was to cut it and re-fire it as earrings and a pendant, possibly mixing it with an aqua strip I made some time ago. Once I saw the final color it didn't work for anything I had in mind, so I just kept looking at it for a few days.

Out of nowhere came the idea to make a triangle with it, and I'm very happy with the result. I love the way the white has created a few swirls and curves. In fact I like this so much you can expect a number of new triangular donuts from me in the near future. Oh, and it's going in my Etsy shop this evening if I can stay awake a bit longer.