Michigan’s Christi Uliczny (RiverValleyDesign) combines pearlex powders, alcohol inks and gold leaf with two different clays to create these shimmering Rocky Path earrings.
When I saw that her tutorial detailing the process is available I jumped on it. I’m a klutz with powders and inks and need all the help I can get. Her method is straightforward and clearly explained. I’ll start my week with a lesson.
Heather Campbell shows her work step-by-step in a recent post. Starting with two candlesticks, toe shoes and hat boxes, Heather builds an amazing polymer-covered sculpture for Utah Ballet West’s annual “Shoe In”. This small photo doesn’t do the piece justice. It’s the kind of art that’s best appreciated up close.
I was just admiring those Rocky Path earrings online yesterday! Very entrancing.
those look just like mossy cobblestones. Very cool.
Christine Damm ,
The addition of the gold leaf in her method is an interesting variation on Laurie Prophater’s basic Ancient Metals technique.
Lisa Mackin ,
Beautiful and very unique…both of them.
Lynda Moseley ,
When I saw Christi’s earrings on flickr, my mouth dropped open! They are gorgeous, and I am so happy to hear there is a tutorial available.
Congratulations on being featured at PCD, Christi!
Randee M Ketzel ,
Hee Heee–just recieved these earrings yesterday, and they are even MORE gorgoues in person!! Beautiful layers and depth. I will wear them proudly—Thanks so much, Christi!
Oh, I’m so glad there’s a tutorial for those earrings – I was admiring them in the gallery before!
Deja vu I just made some cobblestone earring like this over the weekend with ex-pearl powders. And a switchplate cover. Twilight Zone
Deb Tuchsen ,
I featured these beauties on my blog Feb 7 because I thought they were stunning and so worth a mention. Christi creates such marvelous works – she completely deserves praise! Gratz!
Those earrings look exactly like some gorjus glass lentil beads I bought at the Bead and Gem show in Sydney last year. Amazing.
LOL – I had to go and buy the tute – first one I’ve ever paid for! Well worth the $ 🙂
Michele Norine ,
Way to go Christi! These earrings are beautiful and I love it that you are sharing how to make them – gotta get this tutorial.
Christi Uliczny ,
Thanks for featuring the tutorial Cynthia and thanks to all of you! Randee I will be sending you the picture of the matching necklace as soon as I get the chain for it :))
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