I was playing around with an Ikat cane I'd made, and started making hollowed circles. I used a sheet of the Ikat cane, laid it across the edges of a circle shape cutter, and gently smoothed the clay so it stretched down into the cutter. Then I pressed the cutter onto a flat sheet of clay, making sure there was a firm connection between the domed section and the flat backing. The pieces baked well, retaining the domed shape. I used a ribbon of clay and some Genesis Thick Medium to bond the various dome shapes together, and created this necklace. I like the look and feel of the domes, and plan to be making more shapes and pieces in the near future.