We are almost to the half year mark on the 52 earring project. I can't believe that the year is almost half over. We are fast approaching the solstice, one of my favorite days of the year. I suffer from SAD (as do a lot of people in the Pacific Northwest), so sunshine is a great boost to my emotional well being. Seems this year, tho', we are not getting enough of it. I heard on the news that we have had only 3 sunny days so far this month ....
Opps, got distracted. My topic is the 52 earring project, not the weather.
Anyway, the theme for this week's 52 earrings is "half".
I don't cane much and when I do it is not a complex cane at all. I made a skinner blend using a light yellow and the new Premo Magenta Pearl. Rolled it into a bullseye cane, and added a thin layer of white clay. Then the cane was reduced and stacked. Easy for me to do. Veneered a scrape clay bead gut, rolled it around in my hands a bit to smooth, cut in half. Then topped with the Magenta. The hardest part was cutting the Magenta with the exacto-knife to fit on the top of each half. Thanks to Julia Sober for this technique that she showed us a few years back at a NWPCG demo.