Sunday, 16 March 2008

Scallop earrings before polishing

I made these following the project on p68-69 in Creative Silver Chains by Chantal Lise Saunders. They still need to be tumble polished, but I think they look pretty good already. Each one has two curved pieces of wire, and the fish shape is not fixed because each curved bit of wire can move independently where it hangs from the ear wire.

I made these because I was looking for rather quicker gratification than I can get from my evening class pieces, which may take weeks to complete. However, as a side benefit, making these earrings has given me some ideas for the Coast design project, particularly regarding making jewellery based on the shapes of waves and ripples.

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