Color, Texture, and Form

by margarita on November 18, 2008

I will be participating in the December First Friday Art Walk with Tracey Bell and Renee Ford at Blue Moon Jewelry Designs.  Our theme is Metal: Color, Texture, and Form.   For this event I am breaking away from the meticulous nature of cloisonné enamel to explore in a less restrained manner.  I had planned on texture being the focus of the new pieces, but it turns out form and color are the dominating themes.  Things like this happen when you turn into the planless wonder.

I’ve reached a point on a few pieces where I need to make finishing decisions.  I love the contrast of the white crystalized silver around the torch fired enamel,- that’s right, I said torch fired- but I feel like some of the other bits and pieces need… oxidation? sandblasting? polish? I just don’t quite know!  I’ll be trying some things and let you know what happens:)

I’ve been toying a bit with soldering on these pieces after enameling as well. Huzzah for experiments*!

As they are (cleanup and finishing yet to come):


*mostly successful!




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margarita November 18, 2008 at 10:56 pm

I just this moment realized how much they look like bellybutton rings. That was quite unintentional!

kaytaylor November 18, 2008 at 8:16 pm

Wonderful, whimsical. Hard to know when to put the breaks on sometimes. But they look great. Be sure blog photos when finished.

Kay Taylor

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