Art Afro #67 – “Silhouette Afro Pendant” by Unicia R. Buster – October 1, 2015

"Silhouette Afro Pendant" by Unicia R. Buster

“Silhouette Afro Pendant” by Unicia R. Buster

Fall is definitely here. Good bye my summer friend.

October 1 starts a new challenge within my Afro challenge. I’ve been seeing a lot of people wearing cameos lately and I even came across one among my grandmother’s things. I find them very beautiful and intricate. I joined #CreativeSprint¬†which is a 30-day challenge to boost creativity and I got my first assignment today.


Make something that fits in the palm of your hand using only the materials in your immediate environment.

“Silhouette Afro Pendant” by Unicia R. Buster

The 30-day challenge will be a part of my Afros 365 challenge so that I’m not trying to create two things per day.

I thought about the cameo and the materials that were around me and decided to make something like it. Of course, I didn’t have a gemstone and carving materials but I had oven-baked clay, scrapbook paper and a water bottle top. I made a silhouette shape of an updo Afro hairstyle in red clay and glued it to a piece of scrapbook paper cut to fit the inside of the bottle top. I punched a hole in the top with a metal pick and thread a piece of red ribbon through it. So my cameo wasn’t exactly carved into something to make it a relief but it still looks nice. The glue, obviously, hasn’t dried yet but I’ll post another picture when it has. Also, the clay was not baked.


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