Red Eye Pod
This is my “Red Eye” POD. IT is a mystic pod, with a red eye of protection at the bottom. OK, I made it, or rather — it made me make it, — and this is what I call it. —-get over it —- it isn’t an evil thing! Nor am I.
The idea came from a project I did with my “CLAY BUDDIES” a few months ago at a clay day. We made these great vessels that we found directions for in a recent Polymer Cafe magazine (see an earlier post). I used the basic idea for the vessels and shrunk down to make a necklace. It started with a five pointed star and I brought up the points and pinched them each together. Adding a flat marble (with silver paint, dried, on the bottom first) with clay around to hold it. Note: This step was done after baking the pod once, at least. I think the whole thing took about 4-5 bakings, because I kept adding, the spines, the round loop at the top, and the gem.
I have made others with small metal ‘clangers’ in them to make a rattle. I’ll post them at another time. This one is made with black clay – after it was baked it was given a coat of gold “Rub n Buff”, to highlight the details. Looking at it again I think I will go back and give it a better coat of gold, to show off the details better.