Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A lot of people have said that my designs seem organic. I think that's because I like the jewelry I make to look like it flows. This particular design has eluded me for too long. I've been working on it for several days, but the idea has been in my head for much longer, and I think that I am almost there.

What you see below is not quite the final product, but I'm so close. I think I'll finally achieve the final design when I switch from copper to silver. This will be my next step. (Forging copper is different than forging silver. Copper is softer and a bit less "trainable". I always feel that I can more easily direct the silver where I want it to go.)

The longer end of the earring widens as it gradually spirals, and it encirles the shorter end.

You may ask, "How do I put them on?"

You thread the shorter end in the hole in your ear, and then it goes in using a cork-screw motion!

4 Comments:

  1. scarfitup said...
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these! Will you sell the copper version? If so, where? Please let me know via email or on etsy at: http://scarfitup.etsy.com

    Thank you, I can't believe I haven't seen you work before. It is GORGEOUS!!!!
    Contrariwise said...
    If you really want the copper version, I would be happy to make one just for you. The ones you see in my blog are practise - I haven't gotten the hammering the way I want it.

    I will definitely be listing the silver versions in my online store (www.contrariwise.etsy.com) sometime in the near future.
    Christie said...
    Very very cool design! I really admire your perseverance.
    You know, you could also make a version that dangles from an earwire...for those who might be afraid of threading a corkscrew into their ear. LOL! They could swirl and dangle like those spirally wind dancer toys! ;oD
    Contrariwise said...
    christie,
    That's a great idea! I was thinking about making a post version, but I like the idea of an earwire. (I could call them Wind Dancer Earrings LOL!)

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