Friday, 21 February 2014

We're All Ears Hop: February

Earrings Everyday is hosting a hop today inspired by this photo.......


Damselflies in Love
Photo credit: National Geographic, Yeo Weng Sang

I had intended to just watch this one from the sidelines, but after seeing some of the pieces, I decided to give it a try. I have been sawing and hammering copper lately, so thought I could work this into the challenge as well ----

Being a very literal minded person at times, my interpretation is a pair of wings ....


Just need to patina them in liver of sulfur to bring out the hammer marks (veining) and voila! a pair of wings fit for any bug (or ear).




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  1. Gorgeous patina on those wings! Seem to have an inner glow.

    Lynda

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    1. Thank you ---- they photographed wonderfully. It is always difficult to decide when to artificially patina.

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  2. Oh, now, see? That's a neat idea. Love the hammered look and can't wait to see how they look after the LOS bath.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. Appreciate your comment.

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  3. Splendid. I agree with Lynda that they already have an inner glow. You are a different artisan, but I'd leave them just like they are!

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    1. Thanks - I will think about it. I may make a second pair as suggested and patina those.

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  4. These are an excellent interpretation. I'd be tempted to make a few so I could experiment with the finishes.

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    1. Thank you for your great idea - I think I will.

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  5. These are already super cool, so no matter what you do w/them - they're gonna be fabulous!!

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  6. Your wings are pretty and well done!

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  7. Ooooh, those are already so beautiful I bet they'll be absolutely amazing by the time you get done with them!!

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  8. What a great photo! Gorgeous earrings!

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    1. Thank you for your reply. I appreciate it.

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  9. So fun to see a different perspective. These wings are just lovely and will make great earrings!

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    1. Thank you for your feedback. I really appreciate it.

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  10. Love your wings! the copper gives it some of that orangey glow!

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    1. Thank you. I like this photo as well. I appreciate your comment.

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  11. Wow, I love their shape and texture. Great work! I started following your blog to see more of your metal work. :)

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    1. Thank you for your comment and for your follow as well - I have not worked with metal for some time but I am really enjoying it ..... It will be fun to see where this goes.

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  12. It's great to revisit something after a break ie metal work.
    The earrings are great. Copper works so well ;D
    (p.s.I've written a separate email to you about being the winner of my giveaway prize draw ~ congrats)
    Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks for the comment and for the prize as well! Nessie in the Loch has been on my must see list for quite some time.

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  13. They really do look like those wings! The texture you coaxed out of the metal with just a hammer is so beautiful. And so happy that you decided to jump in! Looking forward to having you join us for future months. Thank you for joining in the We're All Ears challenge! Enjoy the day. Erin

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    1. Thanks you. It was completely my pleasure - I hope I am able to take part each month - I am currently working on my piece for the Challenge of Music. Cannot seem to get the clasp right.

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