In my last post, I mentioned a Seahorse Swap hosted by Kaitie Oskin of Katersacers.com on her Facebook group. Well here is the main event of my swap box that I sent off!
This seahorse was inspired by a picture of a blown glass seahorse. I used Premo! By Sculpey in Wasabi, Ultramarine Blue, Turquoise, and a mixture of translucent clays to get the beginning block. Then I pinched and rolled the different elements to create the seahorse shape. For the eyes, I used Swarovski crystal beads on headpins and smooshed a bent over loop into the clay, so they would be nice and secure after baking.
This is the first time that I have ever used translucent clay, so I was really nervous to get it started. It turned out fantastic though with only one spot of plaqueing. I really want to make another one to hang on the wall in my bathroom!
What is your favorite ocean creature? Let me know in the comments below!