Abstract Landscapes – is That an Oxymoron?

by Terri Wlaschin.
(Key West, FL)

Abstract Landscapes - is That an Oxymoron? by Terri Wlaschin  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

The whole group of them plus my fence pendant

After a project is finished, I am often left with plenty of scrap clay. I am not one to ball it up unless it is mud.

Abstract Landscapes - is That an Oxymoron? by Terri Wlaschin  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I could see Clint Eastwood flashing this as his badge in one of his old movies

No, I just keep going down the rabbit hole, experimenting and making pieces until nothing usable remains or I get bored with the color scheme.

Abstract Landscapes - is That an Oxymoron? by Terri Wlaschin  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

This might be my favorite. I really went wild making curls and fans that stand up from the clay

These pendants were made using scrap canes. I wanted something organic and three dimensional yet fairly sturdy.

Abstract Landscapes - is That an Oxymoron? by Terri Wlaschin  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

This was the final in the series…until next time

I call them ” Southwest Spaghetti Western Meets Key West.” My boyfriend thinks “Alien Landscapes” a better fit. Maybe. It is short and catchy.

Terri Wlaschin
Shanty Chic Beads
Baking Beads in the Keys

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  • These are fascinating pieces, Terri! They remind me of fossil rocks and microscope slides – very organic. I also really like your color palette here.

  • terri wlaschin says:

    Thanks Rena. It is not my usual pallet anymore since moving to Key West. I enjoyed dipping back into it.

  • Judith says:

    I love these. They are delightful to look at. No two identical is a great idea.

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