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!