Actually micarta is the name of a US based company that uses this very technique to produce heavy-duty knife scales - the originally intended purpose of this versatile material. Over time micarta established itself as general name for the material or procedure.
The many possibilities of micarta as basic material are outright fascinating and I will immerse myself deeper into this technique once spring arrives, for in winter the crazy lab is cold as the heart of Elizabeth Báthory.
Piece for piece I use solid pieces of micarta to create more pendants and even earrings. Here we have some of the recent creations:
|Polymer clay earrings|
Now that is a lovely material: Polymer clay for jewellery! You knead it, shape it, paint it, bake it. So many opportunities!
|The Horn Ring of the Nibelung|
Well, if Alberich would find his ring among our selection of rings is questionable at best. However, maybe you can find the ring that suits you :)
|Blue Media - our first Micarta series|
Micarta is a very interesting material made of laminated fabric or paper, using resin to create a solid piece for working.
|Ngorongoro - complex layered bracelet|
Somehow the colour combination reminds me of Africa, that's why I called it after Ngorongoro, arguably one of Africa's most beautiful spots.
|Tresviri - Copper Pendant|
Tresviri is a pendant that involved several complicated steps to make. It looks like something stolen from an ancient graveyard, but actually it is new and lovely.
|Octoblue - asymmetric collier in blue|
That is not dead which can eternal lie. And with strange aeons even death may die. Asymmetric octopus collier from R'lyeh... I mean Salzburg.
|Jewellery and snowy forest|
Aah, this time it snowed properly, so I packed up some of our jewellery and did a lovely walk through tne snowy winter forest.