I’m losing track of my Earring-a-Day progress, but here are a bunch more. I have even more made. Once I process the digital photos, I’ll try to get them updated here again for you.Subscribe in a reader
I am fascinated with the sun as it shines over this Northern land in spring. I don’t know how it will show up in my artwork in the future, but I’m sure it will.
I want to do some exploring while we live up here and am looking at this book for ideas.Subscribe in a reader
This is the 86th day of 2015 but I’ve only made it to my 36th earring a day. I seem to make these in short spurts, usually while working on other pieces.
I’m getting ready for a soldering workshop so get ready to see something more geometric than I might normally make as I practice side-by-side and T-joints before I teach the class.
To see single earrings from other participants in the challenge, click https://www.etsy.com/search?q=EAD2015 or visit the following sites:
Diana Alexander https://www.etsy.com/shop/femmedebijoux?section_id=16560621
Maria Apostolou https://www.etsy.com/shop/CREATEMariaApostolou?section_id=16728463
Natalia Araya https://www.etsy.com/shop/Nataliaraya?section_id=16556385
Erin Austin https://www.etsy.com/shop/ErinAustin?section_id=16556204
Lily Bhattacharya https://www.etsy.com/shop/Lilyb444?section_id=11125273
Rebecca Bogan https://www.etsy.com/shop/AdobeSol?section_id=16597080
Kris Braunecker https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHippieBohemian?section_id=16736436
Beth Cyr https://www.etsy.com/shop/BethCyr?section_id=16581319
Caitlyn Davey https://www.etsy.com/shop/discomedusa?section_id=10420182
Cynthia Del Giudice: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CynthiaDelGiudice?section_id=5540784
Kirsten Denbow https://www.etsy.com/shop/KirstenDenbowDesigns?section_id=16560098
Beatriz Diaz Ceballos https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaBEJoyeria?section_id=16586251
Sophia Georgiopoulou https://www.etsy.com/shop/Kosmimata?section_id=16551029
Nina Gibson https://www.etsy.com/shop/NinaGibsonDesigns?section_id=16672499
Michele Grady https://www.etsy.com/shop/MicheleGradyDesigns?section_id=16587263
Louise Hunter https://www.etsy.com/shop/PeculiarForest?section_id=16551691
Carin Jones https://www.etsy.com/shop/jonesingforjewelry?section_id=16573805
Leidi Jorge https://www.etsy.com/shop/MusaLuneraShop?section_id=16617461
Evelyn Markasky https://www.etsy.com/shop/markasky?section_id=16554238
Virginie Martin https://www.etsy.com/shop/VirginieMartinStudio?section_id=16575264
Nancy Nearing https://www.etsy.com/shop/NearingPolymerClay?section_id=16565446
Nikki Rees https://www.etsy.com/shop/NRjewellerydesign?section_id=10085261
Debbie Ritchie https://www.etsy.com/shop/fentondesign?section_id=16560107
Ligia Rocha https://www.etsy.com/shop/LigiaRocha?section_id=16565116
Anna Severina Fell https://www.etsy.com/shop/SeverinMetals?section_id=16554502
Tammi Sloan https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyBrownWren?section_id=16576587
Victoria Takahashi https://www.etsy.com/shop/Experimetal?section_id=16554272
Maria Veltsou https://www.etsy.com/shop/MOVinspiredjewellery?section_id=16733342
Sara Westermark https://www.etsy.com/shop/sarawestermark?section_id=16554593
Sara Wilbanks https://www.etsy.com/shop/sarahwilbanks?section_id=16554685
>off etsy links :
Ponsawan Silas https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1580607858822404&type=1
Mary Lu Wason http://www.maryluwason.com/store/c21/Asymmetrical_Earrings.html
What inspires me?
The stillness in nature around me
Texture on bits of leaf and bark
The leaf forms too, but you already knew that
The lines of dried wild vines
For more inspiring posts, please visit the following blogs:
Andes Cruz: https://
Pallavi Gandhi: https://
marie bell :: www.pencilfox.com
Kathleen Krucoff: https://
Tosca Teran: : http://nanopod.me/2015/03/20/
Catherine Witherell: http://happydayart.typepad.com
Beth Cyr – http://bethcyr.com/blog/
Shelagh Blatz: www.designsbyshelagh.com/blog
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This is the 77th day of 2015, but I am still only at earring #21. I’m sure I’ll catch up at some point. For now I’ll enjoy the journey.
I like to use up my bits of scrap silver for these creative play projects. I fuse them into new forms with great textures. In fact, the layered texture is what interests me the most about fusing. Click on each photo below for more photos.
To see the rest of the earrings, including #21, please visit the Earring section of my online shop.Subscribe in a reader
A year or so after I started making and selling oak leaf jewelry, I had a few dads contact me about ordering sets of bronze and silver oak leaf pendants, father and son pendants. It turns out that the fathers had read the Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan. The fathers told me that in that series of books, the ranger apprentices wore bronze oak leaf necklaces and the master rangers wore silver leaves. Those stories, and the fact that the fathers and sons loved the books so much, inspired me to get the books for my own son. My son loved the books just as much but hardly noticed the part about the oak the leaf pendants! He wanted a cloak, but had no desire for the jewelry.
I still make and sell oak leaf jewelry though I haven’t had a Ranger inspired request in several years.
Here are the leaves sawn out and ready to be annealed.
This little one looks like she’s helping me, but you all know better right?
She does not help with torch work.Subscribe in a reader
I enjoy the contrast of frighteningly bright whites under the spring sunlight up North and the muted whites of an overcast morning.Subscribe in a reader
Here are the handforged ivy coathooks that I finished a few days ago, in the snow. A few are staying in the USA. Several are going abroad, to Hungary.Subscribe in a reader
We had a day of less unbearably cold weather, so I decided to forge some coathooks for a special order.
I don’t have my forging area set up yet so I worked out on a cold concrete patio. I was warm enough but my feet were freezing.