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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

I've Got A Bit Of A Thing Going On


A disc "thing" that is. The last few pairs of earrings I've made all feature discs in copper or enamel, with or without beads and with a central "dot".

I'm always looking for ways to attach "things" to other "things" when I make jewellery - I think it makes things more interesting. You can do it with rivets, soldering (still learning!) or with wire.
I fancied trying it with wire which is probably the easiest of the three and came up with these designs...


copper and green impression jasper


enamel and copper


enamel and sterling silver

I'm planning on making more of these with enamelled flowers instead of discs because I think they're quite sweet :D

Fold Forming •

I felt like a bit of metal bashing the other day so decided on some very basic fold forming - annealing metal to soften it then creating a bend which you then flatten with a mallet or hammer, anneal again and open up to reveal a "fold" across the metal. I decided to enamel it too and came up with these colourful oval earrings...

The fold is quite tight as I hammered it pretty flat then stamped lines on it once it was opened out. Enamelling it was a bit fiddly but I love the definite division it creates. I think they look a bit like Easter eggs :D

5 comments:

  1. They looks great. I particularly like the two top ones. There's something about the bright copper colour with the blue and green that really pleases me. Envious :o)

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  2. I'm always pleased when I see a blog post from you appear on my dashboard. I love the work you create, always beautiful :-)

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  3. Love these earrings! The disc ones remind me of those puzzle drawings you used to get in comics as a kid. The particular one I'm thinking of was of a mexican riding a bike? (as viewed from above).

    B x

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  4. love the sterling silver and enamel. so pretty x

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