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