Friday, February 21, 2020

We're All Ears :: Reveal :: Land Art

I would have loved to spend more time in the amazing world of Jon Foreman and his incredible Land Art installations. They are intricate and precise and yet made from things that are exactly the opposite. It thrills me to see all the color along with the patterns. If I had more time I would have done more with the patterning and the placement of pieces.

But what I decided to focus on was making my own stones.

Yes! I made every single one of the stones here in a challenge within a challenge.

To create these faux stones, I started with translucent polymer clay and incorporated different inclusions, from mica powder to mica chips and embossing powders. That is all the coloring you see here, and it was fun to see how I could make them look like some sort of stone found along a lakeshore. Shaped haphazardly and baked, the embossing powder adds a dimension of realness. They may look like stones but they are as light as a feather!

So I have a couple pairs of the faux stones that I created that would love to come home and play with you! If you enter a pair of earrings, you will automatically be entered to win a pair of "stones" of your very own. And if you didn't get a chance to enter some earrings (remember you have a week to do so!), just leave a comment telling me what your favorite type of stone is and you can win a pair of my Stoned earrings! I will announce winners on Friday, March 6th.

Your turn! Show me your nature inspired land art earrings!


  1. Wow, Erin, they look so real! You've definitely nailed your challenge-within-a-challenge - I'm amazed and inspired by your creativity.

  2. What a FABULOUS idea to create the stones yourself. I would have never come up with that. And, the way you added the texture with the embossing powder is INSPIRED! Thank you for this inspiration to make earrings and for the eye candy that is Jon's work.

  3. I love the stones, especially the irregular ones. I think I'll have to find some clay and play!

  4. I love how you created the stones. They look terrific. I hope to give this a try. I loved learning about Jon Foreman and his wonderful art. He is a wonderful inspiration.

  5. You literally made your own stones for the art! That's terrific. Using relic powders to get a gritty feel is a great idea. Did you coat them in resin afterwards or is baking sufficient to seal them? While my favourite stones are gemstones (not kidding), I would love an opportunity to play with yours.

    1. Thanks Miss Divya! I did not seal them with anything. Maybe if I were making a bracelet. But the embossing powder really baked on hard. I couldn't get it off. They are super lightweight, where you might think real rocks would be too heavy. Lots of possibilities with this! Give it a try!

  6. I really loved the inspiration for this challenge... and also how your "stones" turned out! They are a great reflection of the various stones from Mr. Foreman's artworks!