Friday, April 04, 2008

New designs

I've played around with more wire and am trying to keep the organic shapes that I want and that the wire seems to find naturally. I'm considering putting some of the jewelry on Etsy and see what happens.

If anyone is interested in purchasing these, please contact me for final shipping costs which are very reasonable.
Fiddleheads - 12.00
Sterling silver, hand formed earrings, hammered and polished, these earrings are 1.5 inches long. These are a reminder of the little fiddlehead ferns that herald spring in Canada.

Copper Frost - 8.00
Polished copper coils with hammered ear wires are topped with frosted glass beads like little icy caps. The earrings measure 1.5 inches long.

Meanwhile the carrot drawing continues. I've added more colour with my Derwent Coloursofts and like the results. They're not too bright and still keep that earthy tone that I want. My complaint is the paper the drawing is on. It started out as a sketch and I got carried away and didn't transfer it to decent paper. This is in a Canson sketchpad 11 x 14. The paper has enough tooth, but leaves a fairly grainy texture to the pencil work. Its something you either like or you don't and I have mixed feelings about it.

I'll let it sit for awhile and see if I want to continue to spend time on it or not.


Rose Welty said...


The earrings are lovely! If I wore earrings, I'd buy a pair - skin allergies.

The carrots are gorgeous too. I was a little skeptical a few days ago, but I see now what you are thinking - lovely colors, the earthy tones just hit the right tone with carrots. I also know what you mean about the "grainy", that tends to irritate me too. If you could bear to do it again on a different support...

Katherine Tyrrell said...

I love the earrings! I'm like Rose and can't wear them but I do so wish I could wear ones like these!

I love your carrots too - but then I love drawings of veggies.

Haalo said...

Hi Jeanette - I am so fascinated with the whole process it has been lovely to watch. Thank you for sharing this.