Friday, May 01, 2009

Earrings


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.

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