On Saturday, May 2nd, at Poco Créations, I will be teaching this class for intermediate polymer clayers as a Mother's Day item. It would be a great gift for Mom or some other family member to keep special little mementos of Mom inside. (Thinking...a lock of hair? or perhaps a little photo of the family or whatever.)
This box is a smaller type of the style we'll be doing, but the range of size is about 1 1/4" wide by 1 1/2" tall and can be made up to about 2" by 2 1/2", depending on personal choice. It's all polymer clay, including the transfer. The image here, which didn't show up that well, is one of my late Mother. The picture was taken years ago, as you can tell by the hairstyle, when she was a bridesmaid. I made the copy from a family photograph (the wedding party), printed it out on the Xerox machine and then transferred it to polymer clay.
It's timely, since the class is very close to my Mom's actual birthday (in early May) and I'd like to kind of acknowledge that. Maybe if there's time before May 10th, I'll make several to give to her other children, grandchildren, and maybe great grandchildren.
Of course, I'll vary the box colours and beads for the others, but I think I'll keep the antique look of the ivory frame around the image...
And it doesn't have to be worn as a neckpiece; these items look equally nice hanging on a wall or in a little niche somewhere. I have a little collection of "Mom stuff" in a spare bedroom and that's where I think this will find a nice home when it's not in use around my neck.