I've been all over the internet trying to find new techniques with metal clay. There are several pieces by Celie Fago that inspire me. They have such a wonderful texture. I've yet to come across a how to, but I've learned a bit about water etching metal clay. That seems intriguing. I got inspired to make two rings this morning - not with any new techniques, but with renewed inspiration. Sometimes, it just takes a few days or hours of looking at other people's techniques for the ideas to flow. It's a very happy moment when that happens.
The two photos that follow are of Celie Fago's work. The first one has that texture that I'm really drawn to. Maybe it is created using the water etching technique. I'm not sure. The next one is just very appealing. I love ethnic looking pieces - ones that are down to earth, textural, elemental. I don't really know how to describe it, but this stuff speaks to me.