Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Metallic Snakeskin Hinged Neckpiece

During a chilly period on the mountain (plus over 36 hrs of tropical storm wind) I've been able to spend some time in my new studio. Here are photos of part of the process for creating a technique sheet, the star of my latest neckpiece.

Sheeted colors in metallics, translucents and mattes:

Stacked, rolled thin, restacked, repeat...

Hexagonal honeycomb texture plate for half:

Gutter mesh from hardware store for other half:

Carefully sliced off tops to reveal just the right amount of the layering beneath (trimmings are actually part of the goal!):

Base sheet, ready for some fun. Mylar strips applied:

Gauze/cheesecloth rolled deep to texture, and left temporarily in place while alcohol inks are applied:

Gauze removed, leaving behind some interesting relief. (You may see that piece of fiber on a future project!) Now all the parts and pieces are artfully and painstakingly arranged, embedded and textured.

The focal was formed of Sculpey Ultralight. Overall 5 5/8" x 4"


  1. Love seeing your process. Wonderful piece. Thanks

  2. Stunning, as always, and so you! I'm glad to see you're getting back into the studio, now that you're settled in your new home. I loved the peek into your process, and especially love the gauze relief look.

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