New line of forged and hammer textured earrings, bracelets and pendants made of aluminium. Today I took some time to further develop this idea of very large earrings that are supper light weight. Keeping it simple by leaving coarse hammer marks and texturing helps to keep the price down and adds the intended funky look. They are still labor intensive but the aluminium takes the high price of silver out of the equation. It also allows for the bold statement with out the weight. These earrings are 2 to 3 inches or more yet feel weightless to wear.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
This series of 4 smooth textured gator buckles came out great! I'm really happy with the patinas on these. I especially like the green on # 518-50. All my buckle are signed and numbered. If you order one by number, that is the buckle you will recieve.The color of 518-50 on my screen shows it pretty close to the actual colors, maybe a little more brown and less green in direct sunlight. It is really difficult to photograph these patinas. There is a certain depth to the color that is hard to capture. Even looking at them in different light gives them different color
This is # 520-52 I used a more basic brown coloring on this one but as it ages the darks and lights will become more pronounced and the color texturing,mottling will get more contrast. It will get a little darker over time
They are all still 75.00, even though the ones with the one of a kind patinas take alot longer to do.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Some of the new designs I'm working on for the coming art shows. This weekend there is a trunk show at the Harn Museum on Sunday. I'll be showing some new designs and showing a presentation on casting . The stripes on these earrings are inlaid copper and silver. As they age the patina on the copper will get darker and increase the contrast. The hoops are about 1.25 inches across.