Poly Clay Masks

by Terri Wlaschin.
(Key West, FL)

Going Tribal - Poly Clay Masks! by Terri Wlaschin  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I tackled the big three first.

If you have never shopped for a mask mold, you will surprised, when you do, to find just how many there are. And if you are like me, that is, currently into making masks, you will be giddily delighted and many dollars lighter after spending a day or two filling your shopping cart with all the variations.

Going Tribal - Poly Clay Masks! by Terri Wlaschin  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I call these mask shrine beads

Before making them, I studied masks on pinterest to get a feel for color scheme and design ideas. It’s funny how much you can learn just by looking at patterns of color design and what color is put where. And it’s so much fun to take it all in, sleep on it (fact check: lie-too excited to sleep), and then impart your own styling in all the little details. I don’t claim my work to be authentically oriented but rather faux authentic (lol).

Going Tribal - Poly Clay Masks! by Terri Wlaschin  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I used acrylic paint to color and design each mask and impart a specific kind of character to each of them. I know this may sound silly to some, but perhaps not to jewelry artists, but after they were done, I brought all my newest creations into my bedroom with me so when I woke up in the morning, there they were, waiting to be adored and fussed over. Actually, I do this with almost everything I create even when I am not sure I will still love them in the morning. Am I the only one?

Going Tribal - Poly Clay Masks! by Terri Wlaschin  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Da gang

Terri Wlaschin
Shanty Chic Beads
https://www.facebook.com/ShantyChicBeads/

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  • Mary An e says:

    What beautifully artful masks you create, Terri! I love the colors, the shapes, and the patterns. They do not look like they were made from stock molds, but rather look like rare archeological one of a kind finds.

  • Carla says:

    These are amazing – great job!

  • What a fun idea, Terri, and an opportunity to be imaginative with color. Your masks are all so striking and different from each other.

  • Claudia says:

    These are so cool, Terri! They look like they are fun to make. And to your last question, I feel the same way! Luckily, I usually like everything better in the morning 😅

  • Debra Lowe says:

    These are great, very creative and colorful. Nice work.

  • Thanks for all the love everyone.

  • Lyone Fein Bernbaum says:

    These are great!

  • DIANNA says:

    Wow! Your pieces are so gorgeous and creative. I LOVE color and these are so expressive!!

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