Friday, March 05, 2010

Earrings #7 and #8

It's rather embarassing to start the Month of Earrings challenge and then drop the ball. But then, that supports my claim that I couldn't possible do a Ring a Day challenge!

I set my own challenge up so that the earrings could be loaded into the files at any time, and I'll obviously be doing mine in a rush! Thirty pairs are due by April 1, and her here I am loading #7 and #8.

It's really not as bad as it seems. I have loads of components made and fired. They're sitting on my workbench awaiting wires and finishing. I just have to go DO the rest of the work.


These earrings were an experiment in syringe work. Years of stringer practice in lampwork has given me a better concept for how to plan my work with syringe. In reality, these forms had a very bad tear-away texture imprint that was barely visible, so I concealed the error with a bas relief.


This pair of earrings is an example of what I do at the end of a package of clay. After stacks of packages with tiny bits of dried out clay piled up on my desk, I vowed to myself to always finish the package by making something small. Often I make leaves or tiny balls, since I use those so often. Here, I rolled snakes and formed them into the rings, then added leaves and balls to decorate. Much better than grinding and reconstituting!

2 comments:

  1. Love the syringe ones - and how you've kept your similar style using a new technique. I just uploaded pair #19 - not gloating coz I don't have any parts or components already made for future ones and all that is planned is a vacation next week!!!!

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  2. Yup I am at 18 right now and only have things started for two more. I had hoped to do only metal clay pieces but it starts to look tight!

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