My latest projects in the studio have included enameling some "not so shy" pendants in shades of orange and pink ... and some teal thrown in for good measure. Perfect for this time of year and really anytime. These would look great in the winter, too ... but we're forgetting about winter now ... nasty winter ... forget you!
This is called "Sunsplash" and begins with a copper disc that is a little over 1.5" in diameter. I etched it first and then enameled it with overlapping colors. I didn't want to get too busy with the colors because I wanted the etching to be appreciated. It takes a little bit of time to get the effect I want, but who's in a hurry when you're making art. Take a look at Patty's LMAJ post today about getting into the "flow." I knew of the phenomenon intimately, but didn't know that anyone wrote scores about it! Patty's post is definitely worth a read ... but don't jump ship yet ... stay with me ... :-)
The next one has a little more going on with the addition of a murrini, which is a little small glass disc that starts life as rods of class that are joined and then stretched. When cool, the murrini are cut from the rod. Solar Flare spectacularly juxtaposes the complementary colors of orange and teal. You'll see a little bit of red and purple in the murrini. The exposed copper has been dimpled and polished.
|Solar Flare, detail|
|Solar Flare, detail|
To go with either of these pendants are two discs that have been simply enameled, which makes them perfect complements to these bold pendants.
I've always worn conservative clothes and colors. When I'd go to my wardrobe, it would be like, "Okay, what shade of beige will I wear today." But I've found that my interest in enameling has naturally invaded my environment ... including my closet.
Have you found that as you've pursued your jewelry passion that your interests in color have changed?
Are you now wearing a color or colors that you once said, "I'd never get caught where that color(s)!"?
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