Fortune Cookie Necklace

Thursday, January 19, 2006

fortune cookie necklaceI’ve loved making fortune cookies since I first laid eyes on instructions how to pinch these goodies into existence.

In my ceramic days I would make bright shiny raku fired cookies to hand out on Valentine’s Day, tucking little fortunes inside too.

This last weekend I took a class in making jewelry out of silver clay- a clay that handles like traditional water based clays (stoneware, or porcelain) but fires to silver. It was a blast and almost like magic to watch our pieces turn into real silver! I have no experience with making jewelry, so this is a whole bunch of learning for me! But I do know fortune cookies- a shape that so easily rolls of of my fingers…

fortune cookie necklace
“Sometimes hunger is the artist’s only compass.” – Salon’s Cary Tennis

13 Comments

posted January 19th, 2006 at 8:28 am

I used to make a lot of sliver jewellery. I never used the clay method, but I have made a lot of interesting stuff from carving molds into cuttlefish.

I also used the lost wax method a bit too.

good job – that looks great.

(and thank you for your cool words on my blog yesterday)

maybe i should take up jewellery classes again instead of cooking ones to aid my predicament.

  • Yeah, I’m thinking about art as a ‘eating better’ aid! Divert the passion else where! Our s.o.’s would probably like to help with that too ;)

    –McAuliflower

- sam
posted January 19th, 2006 at 4:18 pm

That is a very cute pendant, nice :)

posted January 19th, 2006 at 5:59 pm

I must have one! *laugh* Are you making anymore?

posted January 19th, 2006 at 7:54 pm

How cute – now I want one! I’m not horribly skilled with clay, though. Maybe I’ll try for a dinner roll first.

- Nic
posted January 20th, 2006 at 8:22 am

I think you have something there! HOW CUTE!! :)

- Chloe
posted January 20th, 2006 at 2:14 pm

WOW. You never cease to amaze and inspire me! Very cool. And I especially like your idea for ‘diverting the passion elsewhere’! I’m going to have to try that!

posted January 20th, 2006 at 7:29 pm

Great work, they are beautiful! I want one too :)
Hugs,
M

posted January 21st, 2006 at 9:07 am

I love the idea ,looks like real silver, full with beauty, thank you ;)

  • This clay is real silver. More info on it can be found here.

    –McAuliflower

posted January 29th, 2006 at 11:10 pm

That is just beautiful!! *wants one*

- Anne
posted January 31st, 2006 at 7:05 am

Lovely! I want one too.

posted January 25th, 2008 at 8:36 am

Hi, do you make these for sale?

Thanks for the interest Kristi. I don’t currently. When I get the supplies together to go forth I’ll give you a heads up.

cheers
–McAuliflower

- Kristi
posted August 27th, 2008 at 8:16 pm

i have been looking for a fortune cookie
necklace and haven’t liked any of them.
but this is exactly what i’ve been
looking for them.

are you still selling them?

All shucks Becky- I’m not. I’m lacking a tumbler to polish the cookie part.
thanks for the note though, its encouraging.

If I end up selling some I’ll put a notice up.

cheers
–McAuliflower

- Becky
posted February 6th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

I love this charm. I want one if you start to sell them please let me know.

- Tiffany

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