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 4 or 5 of the same design to get really good at the techniques involved. It doesn't however, leave much time for designing new pieces.
And these earrings are what I made with those triangle pieces. Which is your favorite?
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. It can even let texture become the focal point in a simple piece of jewelry, as with the earrings and necklace below.
These earrings and necklace all use that texture.
I'll look forward to sharing more about my favorite tools in a future post. Thank you for your interest in my work!