Monday, December 8, 2008

I've been trying my hand at making hoop earrings, lately. And these earrings suddenly emerged. (Yes, they really do that. New designs have a way of making themselves. It's almost like I have nothing to do with it.)


I don't know why, but they somehow remind me of the paintings of Mondrian. I know he mostly worked with squares and right angles. But if he had painted circles instead of squares, I could image this design element in his work.

I really like the way the spaces around the smaller circles and larger circles are balanced. And the way that small hoop on the bottom hangs down. I think I need to do a bracelet in this pattern - but with heavier silver.


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25 Comments:

  1. revolt said...
    These are beautiful! I love circles. Great design, I love the composition.
    Tammy's Treasure Chest said...
    Another great design! A bracelet would be awesome.
    Jelveh Designs said...
    very nice design, I love circles...by the way off topic here, do you know of a great place to get Silver Tubing from, 5mm tubes?
    thanks, Jelveh...Peace
    Contrariwise said...
    Thanks! I probably won't have anytime for a bracelet until after Xmas. The Christmas rush has hit my shop plus I have a couple of orders I need to finish.
    Contrariwise said...
    Jelveh Designs,

    Try monsterslayer.com for tubing.
    http://www.monsterslayer.com/Metals/SSTubing.aspx
    GrayEyedScorpio said...
    Those are great!
    Cindy said...
    Those are wonderful!! Great job of designing!
    craftyLinda said...
    These are awesome. I like and simple design. Sometimes that is what we need. They are airy and hang nicely.
    Bridget said...
    good morning,
    Your new earring design is fabulous. Very modern look to them. I am partial to geometric designs & love the your composition.
    Contrariwise said...
    Thanks!

    I'm getting more into geometrics. I'd like to do something similar with rectangles, but haven't quite figured out how to get them to hang properly. (Drill them maybe? Hmm.)
    Hot Rocks said...
    Those are really pretty, I love big dangly earrings!
    Rose Works Jewelry said...
    Those are beautiful! I totally understand the whole "designs themselves" thing :P
    Contrariwise said...
    I'm not into wearing big dangly earrings - but I love making them and seeing others wear them!
    SleightGirl said...
    Wow! Those turned out realy great!
    Timeless Designs said...
    Your work is so stunning and beautiful!
    Contrariwise said...
    Thanks. I made 2 pairs of these at the same time. I'm hoping my notes were good enough that I can make them again! (Don't you hate when you can't repeat a design!)
    Contrariwise said...
    Thanks. I made 2 pairs of these at the same time. I'm hoping my notes were good enough that I can make them again! (Don't you hate when you can't repeat a design!)
    Zen Ventures said...
    I love your creations! So lovely! Makes me wish more and more to learn metal smithing :) anyway, found u via EC drop:)
    Contrariwise said...
    Zen Ventures.

    Thanks so much. And I've found a lot of great blogs through Entrecard. It's been a great experience.
    Baroness Bijoutery said...
    I think your work is just stunning. An yes I hate when I do something and then can't remember, I now always make notes on a certain piece I want to do again. Of course then I have to remember where I left my notes. LOL
    Dancing Monkey Jewelry said...
    Those are fantastic!
    KayzKreationz said...
    These are great. I love jangly things.
    Contrariwise said...
    "Jangly". I like that word. Half way between jingly and dangly. LOL
    Gina said...
    I love hoops, very pretty.
    Waterrose said...
    What a cute pair of earrings!

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