Oh what a difference it makes when the sun is shining! I was starting to wonder if we would ever have our beautiful fall weather in VA that I wait for every year!
The sunny weather has put me in the mood for some new earrings. I’m tired of the same pairs I wear over and over. I don’t know why I don’t make earrings more often? They are so fun to create – pretty fast… I sat down the last few days and made several fun pair using oxidized copper, red and yellow brass.
I am definitely getting the metalsmithing bug. I really enjoy using my torches. I love the fire, cutting, altering and hammering metal. There are just so many possibilities. Some of the techniques used in the earrings I made were disc cutting, texture hammering, torch firing, drawing a ball on wire, dapping, wire forming & wire wrapping.
My personal style is fairly clean lined and minimal. These are the simple kind of earrings I would wear on a daily basis. I have to say that the third pair is my current favorite. They took me awhile to form to get the right shape and make them match – but I love how they turned out. They are fun to wear because they are light and have great swinging movement. I think I will be making more earrings in the next few days.
I hope your creations are going well (whatever they may be) and the sun is shining on you. Have a great weekend!