I have some news, I was hoping for a great announcement to share, but I want to share my best effort and the results with you.
See the picture? That's a class proposal sample I made for an application to teach next year.
I called it a Skyglass Prism. It has a kaleidescope inside, it's a viewer.
When you hold the end with the small opening up to your eye and look through with your other eye closed, you can see through to the room beyond, but in a kaleidescopic colorful view.
I made two proposals to teach at Artfest 2011, and this was one of the items in the proposals.
Unfortunately, I wasn't accepted, there were lots of proposals and I didn't make it.
These are fun items I've been thinking about making for a long time, so I decided to make them the focus of the propsal, and to use them as a finished project item for teaching creativity in polymer clay, 3-D sculpture in miniature and using acrylic paints with polymer clay to create colorful aged and antique looks.
This one has a sun-face on the top with wings. I made four of them all together, they're all different colors and images but the design is the same.
I think they're very cool-looking and fun. I was so hopeful they'd be unique and different, and would catch the eye, to give me that opporunity to teach them next year.
But alas, that isn't how it turned out.
But we have to keep trying and doing new things. Don't we?
Now I'm considering whether I should write a proposed article for Belle Armoire on these, how they're made. Not sure how much like jewelry they are? I know I'd wear one as a pendant, but I might not be the usual jewelry wearer!
Here you can see through the prism end to the hole at the other end.
Just because I think they're cool might not mean that anyone else would like them!
So what do you think of them? Would you wear something like them for fun?
I think I'm going to list this one in the Etsy shop and see if anyone falls in love with it.
If any of you know of others who are looking for a teacher for a project like this - pass the word along! I'd love to teach how to make these Skyglass Prisms, and I'd love the chance to meet all of you in a fun class somewhere!