Sunday, March 7, 2010

Clay and Copper Geometries

Yikes, where have I been? Lazy, really. Soaking up the (on average) extra two minutes of daylight we've been getting every day, and the amazingly warm weather. It's been above freezing, and I've been splashing in the mud with my boys:D (Then promptly running inside to thaw out in a warm bath, lol!)

I have lots to share, so I'll be writing more posts pretty soon. But for now, check out my pretty new earrings!

I bought several of these very cool clay squares from ArtisanClay with very big plans in mind for them. This set is the first realization of those inspirations.

Copper wire wraps czech glass and swarovski crystals in shades of brown and pink. I also formed swirls and triangles to bring together my favorite basic shapes.

This project is a variation on the "Spiral Hook Earrings" project in Sharilyn Miller's amazing book "Contemporary Copper Jewelry".

I intend to oxidize them at some point, but I'm fresh out of Liver of Sulfer.

5 comments:

  1. Sweet and lot of fun. I can see them hanging from an ear and sparkling in the light.
    Looking forward to seeing more of you pieces.
    Lois
    http://copperwirejewelers.ning.com
    http://www.abeadedaffair.com

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  2. Summer, these are VERY cool. I love everything about them... Love the clay squares, I wish my brain could come up with fun creative things using clay. I'm still on the bead & wire plateau! LOL

    Have a terrific week!
    Dawn

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  3. Fantasticos pendientes!!!! me encanta
    Abrazos

    Fabi

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