Friday, September 13, 2013

aMused Earrings- continued

I have had a thoroughly wonderful week developing my earrings. Along with sculpting and inking the earrings themselves I designed a display card using Photoshop to give me variations of a "scritch-scratch " type of pattern that I sketched and scanned. 

I'll be shipping a batch to Artemesia in Westport Ontario and delivering some to Side Street Studio here in Oak Bay. I have set aside some special ones for my Etsy Shop - that will be Job #1 on Monday!

Monday, September 9, 2013

aMused with Earrings.

These ones match my dress!
I have an event coming up in a few weeks and I want to have some really eye catching earrings to accent the dress I'll be wearing. Making my own earrings seemed to be a logical step and I spent the weekend experimenting. I tried molds, cutting shapes from sheets and other approached but they seemed too sterile to me. As my waste basket began to fill with failed attempts (aka-"research and development") I changed course and decided to go organic as I did with my my BeachStones back in the day. I worked with 2 equally measured sections of clay to make sure each earring was the same size and began free-handing each piece. I added surface details, fired and then added inks. 

As the project developed I realised I was really enjoying myself so I decided to make these for sale. I like the way they accent my FuSion Bangles. I'll be working on making more and coming up with an interesting display format for them too. I really like using boxes but the added volume affects shipping costs dramatically.