I've been working this week on a bunch of fold form earrings and a wedding order. Leaves have been on my mind, as you'll see, and I'm thinking about an upcoming necklace design that will feature a leafy design, too. Just trying to squeeze all the enjoyment I can from those awesome green summer leaves while we still have them.
First, a pair of pleated copper earrings... these were so much fun to make!
This first pair of leaf earrings makes a big, fun statement -- not for the bashful :-) The hoop assembly is 2 1/8" top to bottom. I actually made them for myself, not being the bashful type! The others are about 1.5" long.
This sparkly piece will be worn this Sunday by a beautiful mom of a gorgeous bride; all sterling silver and Capri blue Swarovski crystals to match the wedding colors. It's a design I originally created for bridesmaids several years back. Hope you like it.
The weather continues to be unbelievably beautiful here. For our friends that were in Irene's path, though, what a cleanup they have on their hands. So much flooding and damage. The Center for Metal Arts in New York, the wonderful place that hosted a workshop I attended in July, had several feet of water fill the first floor studio. It left a 2' mud line all over everything. Fortunately they heeded the storm warning and moved quite a bit of equipment before it hit, but what an awful mess. My thoughts and good wishes go out to everyone dealing with the aftermath right now.
8/31/2011 03:48:10 pm
Wonderful earrings and necklace! I think the next thing I'm going to try are leaves. And some earrings to match the bangles I'm doing.
Thanks so much, Leslie! You should stop by and post some of your fold form jewelry at the official Facebook page, http://www.Facebook.com/foldforming . I'd love to have some of your photos in that album :)
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