Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Progression of new materials
Here is the progression from the simple Smoky Quartz and Pink Topaz earrings in the picture below.
I've decided to make more hoops. I just love hoop earrings! These are formed into an organic diamond shape using my WigJig Centuar. I then hammer the sterling silver with a mallet to harden it. Next I hammer it with a chasing hammer to flatten the silver in just the right spot. What I get are some lovely organic shaped hoops.
I added some AAA smoky quartz, Mystic Pink Topaz Birolettes and some AAA micro faceted onion cut Peridot.
What's even better --- the gems can easily be taken off and on for versatility. Two earrings in one.
I've hammered out four sterling silver and three 14k gold filled hoops for this weekend. I hope to have all the gems attached.
Oh this weekend!
Talmadge Art Show! Sunday, May 2
I will be there!
There will be 52 artists showing this year. It's centrally located in Hillcrest.