Sunday, October 28, 2012

A weekend mainly about books

The weekend has, in the main, been given over to participating in events that were part of the Celebration of Books in Maleny.

Fiona was: part of the organising committee; responsible for a couple of activities (the artists book display in the Library and the children's book making workshop); contributed to a couple of other activities; and attended a couple of others. So I was 'along for the ride' and as a bit of a helper from time to time. Check out Fiona's post for some of the details and great photos of some activities. Celebration of Books was an excellent two days of activities - there was something for everyone.

I made a little time on Saturday to have a play with a set of riveted earrings. The difference with this pair is that they are 'hinged' by jump rings so that there is a bit of movement in the lower piece.

©2012 Barry Smith - Articulated riveted earrings
©2012 Barry Smith - Articulated riveted earrings
These earrings have a rustic recycled look about them; and they work well. The metal came from: a small recycled silver-plate EPNS tray; a bit of reticulated zinc plated brass; and brass nails for the rivets. The antiqued sterling silver ear wires are hand made by Shannon LeVart. The body of the earrings are about 50mm long and 10mm wide. The vee shaped hangers are made from 14 gauge sterling silver wire.



10 comments:

  1. What a wonderful work, I like the colors you've accomplished in the first photo. Greetings.

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  2. these are quite fabulous... what i admire is that whether you work in jewelry, sculpture, or small pieces - the you in them all is apparent... i love movement in jewelry - these are so interesting and well designed!

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  3. sounds like a good weekend
    and look at these wonderful earrings, movement is nice.

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  4. These earrings are smashing, Barry!

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  5. Love the earring design! Thank you for the link to Fiona's blog. Great posts both!

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  6. Great earrings, Barry, and while on the subject, I really love my new leaf earrings. The movement is wonderful. My cascade of leaves is just so stunning! I'm not home yet but couldn't resist unpacking and hanging it from a tree in the motel at Gunning NSW. I took a photo and put it on my blog. Thank you for all my treasures, Barry!

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  7. beautifully strong piece B. i'll love to try riveting one of these days :) last night i tried a bit of fold forming ... if you can call what i did, that :)

    lovely earrings ... the more i look at them the more i fall in love. i dunno what it is about rivets, those little 'eyes' give it such a different feel.

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