Friday, May 01, 2009


These have been sitting on my work table near completion. I finally decided today to patina and photograph them. I'm experimenting with different backgrounds. I love the nest, but the earrings tend to disappear if placed in the center.

The shell lets them hang nicely, but the exposure needs to be adjusted a tad.

Since they are very three dimensional, they just don't lie nicely for photography.

Fine silver metal clay combined with sparkly green Swarovski crystals, utilizing the open lentil technique I learned from Gordon Uyehara. One earring is a bird in a tree; the other is a nest with eggs. Both use my bird photopolymer plates.

I'll have an enameled set finished tomorrow.