Rupprecht on PCDaily

These organic dot earrings and brooches from Kerstin Rupprecht are intriguing. Surely they are polymer and the shine could be resin or liquid polymer.

Rupprecht on PCDaily

I’ve spent too much time trying to figure out how she did this so I’ll leave it to you. What do you think? There aren’t too many clues on Flickr. Her fashionable and mysterious creations look like cells or growths. Very hip and mysterious.

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  • reply Sherry Bailey ,

    I’m gonna guess that she made Skinner blend snakes, sliced at various diameters, baked, then sanded and buffed to a shine and rounded edges, then embedded the slices into a soft clay background matrix and re-baked. I can’t tell if the background has Pearl-ex or something on it, but it’s possible, and buffing the high spots after would remove the excess powder from the circles. There might be shiny stuff added, or that could just be highly buffed, either would probably work.

    In any case, very organic and cool!

    • reply Priscilla Lane ,

      The colored bits look like enamel on the metallic backgrounds. I’m guessing Swellegant and tinted liquid clay?

      • reply Bette ,

        She did mention playing around with Swellegant in a comment.

      • reply Jeanne Dumond ,

        How about the powder paint used for fishing lures that dries to a hard shine like those in the pictures? The powder paint is usually used in a clear formula to coat beads, but they come in all kinds of colors.

        • reply Kerstin Rupprecht ,

          Thank you so much, Cynthia. This is a real surprise for me…
          I’m still in experimental mode with those. But some of those guesses are very close…
          ;o)
          …and I’m a bit embarassed now, that my website isn’t very “up-to-date”… (but my flickr is…)

          • reply en p ,

            reminds me of Jillian Moore work

            • reply Sandra D. ,

              Thank you, Cynthia for the amazing work you do showing us all the knew ways how to use polymer clay.

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