Normally this time of year, if I’m not on the road headed to one art show or another, I’m locked in my studio making inventory for summer shows. When I’m making jewelry to bring with me to shows, my focus is less on creating and more on producing. While production can be tedious, one perk is that it’s a great time to refine skills. Nothing like making 3 or 5 or more of the same design to get really good at the techniques involved.
And these earrings are what I made with those triangle pieces!
Stay tuned for more projects like this. And thanks very much for reading!
My two favorite design elements are texture and oxidation. More on oxidation in a future blog post, but for now I’ll just say that the combination of texture and oxidation can completely transform the look of metal. They can even become the focal point in a piece of simple jewelry, as they are in these pieces.
I love the distressed look it acquired over years of time and use before I even got it, and it’s this time-worn aesthetic that I’m seeking to transfer to my metalwork. Here are some pieces that use this texture.
I’ll look forward to sharing more of my favorite textures with you in a future blog post. Thanks for your interest in my work!