Sunday, October 6, 2013

Earrings with attitude

I grabbed a bit of time yersterday to finish some earrings I have been making on the side as I worked on other bigger works and tasks.

I have two groups of earrings: those that lean a little towards Steampunk; and those that have been found or discovered as part of the process of cutting up the recycled metal.

The ones that are Steampunkish have a bit of attitude in that the wearer is going to stand out a bit because of the length and/or uniqueness of the bits and pieces they are made from.

©2013 Barry Smith - Formerly an antique brass window winder
©2013 Barry Smith - Formerly steel drive shafts from antique clocks
©2013 Barry Smith - Formerly antique clock cogs
©2013 Barry Smith - Formerly antique clock cogs and hands
The found earrings are often simple classic light and beautiful pieces.

©2013 Barry Smith - Formerly silver plated EPNS - lattice decoration on a tray
©2013 Barry Smith -  Formerly the fluted edge of a silver plated EPNS tray
©2013 Barry Smith -  Formerly the edge of an antique drink coaster
©2013 Barry Smith -  Formerly the decorated edge of a silver plated EPNS tray
Some of these earrings will make their way into my online shop (which I have neglected a bit lately); and others will go into a local gallery shop as the owner asked would I give his gallery the opportunity to sell my work as he is keen to have local artists in his gallery shop


  1. Oh oh!! more lovely earrings, cant have enough.

  2. Ingenious! I thought the first pair were made from sliced drill bits.

  3. Oh my....lust is a sin isn't it?

  4. VA, P, R & JM - thanks for checking out this little lot. P - your comment is music to my ears. R - sliced drill bit - bit hard but I could soften them by heating them - good idea. JM - I don't think so in the case of earrings. All Go well. B

  5. If earring lust is a sin then I'm doomed! Going to your shop now, just for a little browse. Seems the time may be right for another B acquisition. As P says, can't have


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