Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Celebrating Childrens artwork

Along with the relaunch, I am bringing out a new line of products in Kuukivi.  I have to say my little son is the inspiration behind this entire line.  He draws the cutest cars and stick figures and ofcourse gives them to us.  While I do save them, I dont get to enjoy them as often as I would like because they are always inside a box for protection.  That's when I got the idea to look into how to save them and still enjoy them whenever I want to.  That's when I encountered Metal Clay Silver, pure silver in powder form with organic binding thus making it look and feel like clay and once the design is done, just firing it up in a kiln burns off the binding leaving pure silver piece behind.

As luck would have it, found a great teacher Pat Evans and started taking classes and expanding my horizons.  Recently there was a competition for metal clay Silver with a requirement to have a hinge in the piece created.  That gave me an idea to create a miniature scrapbook made with Silver with my little one's drawings and a couple of my favorite textures added.  Here are a couple of pictures of the beautiful memorybook I created.....I made this to look like a scrapbook found after a century or so - really antique with bumps and dents and.... Then I included my little one's first ring (gift from a friend when he was born) onto the hinge and his picture on the front set in resin.....

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