Sunday, January 17, 2016

Some like them square

Some folk are aware that in my silver-plated as-if-holding-water earring series I make both square and round forms to hold the resin and small inclusions.

I was just about out of square pairs of earrings - I only had a couple of small double suspended sets. I was asked if I could make a few more pairs with single square forms. After the 'workshop' day with the young women on Friday which included resin work, I decided to make a stash of square earrings over the weekend. The photo below shows the outcome of my efforts.

©2016 Barry Smith - Square as-if-holding-water earrings and a tiny pendant
And photos of individual pairs  - first a couple of pairs of 20mm square earrings.

©2016 Barry Smith - 20mm square silver-plated earrings with solid gold jump ring included
©2016 Barry Smith - 20mm square silver-plated earrings with silver-plated punchings included
Three pairs of 12mm square earrings

©2016 Barry Smith - 12mm square silver-plated earrings with solid gold jump ring included 
©2016 Barry Smith -12mm square silver-plated earrings with silver-plated punchings included and patterned back
©2016 Barry Smith -12mm square silver-plated earrings with solid gold jump ring included and patterned back
One pair of rectangular earrings (20mmx12mm) - well I had to do something with the few left over pages from making book earrings with the young women. These will hang from one corner of the rectangle.

©2016 Barry Smith - Rectangular silver-plated earrings with brass and stainless steel rod inclusions
And why not make a tiny 20mmx12 pendant out of the lone third book page.

©2016 Barry Smith - Pendant with solid gold and silver jump rings included and attached
Overall a good outcome for the weekend.

7 comments:

  1. Your resin pieces with all the nice inclusions are gorgeous, Barry. I think that head stamps of bullet casings would also fit perfect for your jewelry.

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  2. B, these are wonderful. I love all of your jewelry, and guess what? I am finally getting my ears pierced, which means I can not only admire, but acquire a pair of your earrings. Soon. Perhaps I can even find something old, cool, and unusable in its current form from which you can custom-make a pair? Oh, I'm liking how that sounds...

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  3. S, R, GB & TT (G) - thanks for your visit to the blog and your very welcome comments. S&R - I think the simplicity adds the wow factor. GB - thanks for your comment and support. What are the head stamps of bullet casings? Hi G - well done on the ear piecing front - another pair of ears to be adorned by my stuff. And yes you might find something to be up cycled. All - go well and peace. B

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    1. Hi C - thanks - bling can look good. B

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