Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Make It // Kelly Wearstler Inspired Pottery

It's no secret that I'm a bit infatuated of late with rocks and minerals and with this latest project, I think I've successfully incorporated them into nearly every room in the house. The project I'm about to share didn't initially start out in this direction. I had actually spotted a different project on Design Sponge and visited the craft store with that in mind. By the end of my trip, I had the stones and epoxy in my basket and charged off down a completely new path. In the end, the Wearstler-inspired pottery I concocted was the final result I was always looking to achieve in the first place.

Once I got the stones adhered to the face of my pottery (helpful tip: secure with a little painter's tape until they set), I decided to go back over the pottery with a little gold leafing. Gold leafing is new to me, but it could not have been more simple. I think the flakes vs. some of the other liquid options available contributed some additional texture and dimension. 

The rhodonite beads do have some small holes for threading and though I originally thought I'd fill them in, they really don't bother me much with this project. I may opt for some rough cut minerals instead of the tumbled look here in future evolutions I'm considering. For now, I'm really happy with the result.



Trissta said...

Oooh! I'm totally loving it! I want one of those!!!!! Now if only I had some spare time and money laying around.... Definitely a fan of this.

Much Love,

The Now said...

I have been obsessed with Kelly Wearstler pottery but there is no way I could ever buy one. I am so glad you posted about this. I totally could do this too!! xoxo

Sadie + Stella said...

Love it girl! You are so hip!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

love it! I love KW and those vases!! You did an amazing job with yours. I love the cactus too...the whole look is edgy and cool.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

OK, I missed this, and now am pinning it. So cool looking.

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