Sunday, July 15, 2012
A Few New Pieces...
I've had the tiniest amount of time to make some new things, shoot their pics, list them in my Etsy shop, and bring them to this blog.
Earrings and pendants hold my interest these days. I know I'll move on to some other things once I've had my fill of making small statement pieces for the ears and neckline.
Embossed copper disk earrings dangle from handmade sterling silver earwires. Find them in my Etsy shop or in the scroll over on the right side of this blog page!
I always have many more ideas than I can execute! So I was delighted one day recently when some of my drawings turned into finished pieces.
Blossom Jasper pendant set in fine silver onto patina'd copper, with sterling silver wirework.
I love freeform shapes and mottled surfaces. Jasper cabochons so often inspire me.
My goal, when I design and fabricate, is to create modern 'relics.' I always imagine someone rifling through an old jewelry box or scuffing through fallen leaves and unearthing my pieces.
It hardly matters which. The metals and stones are of the earth and my design is usually organic.
Oval green Imperial Jasper from Madagascar, set in fine silver onto oxidized bronze, with recycled sterling silver 'pebbles.' The cut of the stone is so formal, an oval, but its graphics are abstract. I cut the bronze backplate to resemble a peninsula of land with geographic features.
Here's the link to my whole Etsy shop!