Creating signature style

Tricia Dewey’s newest polymer beads hum with color and they come with a good story.

Tricia bought Christi Uliczny’s popular “Rocky Path” tutorial and modified the instructions extensively to create beads rather than pendants. Tricia used the tutorial as a launch pad to combine leaf and alcohol inks and mica powders on polymer in her own way.

Sidelined by an elbow injury, Tricia was taking a break from her fossil series of polymer/encaustic multimedia wall art to experiment with beads. Using a new set of instructions and working on a smaller scale, Tricia’s signature style still shone through.

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  • reply Lynn Reno ,

    Those beads are gorgeous!

    • reply Anita Brandon ,

      Tricia’s lovely beads really resonate with me today. They remind me of the essence of Spring. I love to see an artist start with a technique developed by another and transform it so it’s new, fresh, and totally their own.

      • reply Susan O'Neill ,

        Beautiful, beautiful work! My first impression was the Mars surface, and then Jupiter’s Red Spot 🙂

        And, so professional to give credit to someone else (Christi, in this case), even if you just utilize their technique as a starting point.

        • reply claire maunsell ,

          I am very intrigued by the ‘wrapped’ quality of the rosy gold beads, which are exquisite. Wonderful result, wonderful inspiration, must check out the tutorial! I don’t believe in re-inventing the wheel….

          • reply Melanie J Pierce ,

            These are some lovely beads… Beautiful work….Love the depth of them! 🙂

            • reply Lynda Moseley ,

              Lovely work, Tricia, and how nice to give credit where credit is due to Christi. Her Rocky Path tutorial is wonderful. There are a zillion things you could do with it!

              • reply Ginny Henley ,

                Yippee! Now more people are gonna’ get to see your wonderfully unique approach to polymer. Breathtaking, as always.

                • reply JeannieK ,

                  Love the colors

                  • reply Pati Bannister ,

                    What wonderful pieces!

                    • reply Ancient dolls, modern bottles ,

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