Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Cubist Roses

It's not often that I use clearly identifiable imagery in my jewelry. I usually prefer to leave things more abstract and open to interpretation - makes things more interesting and guarantees that no two people will have the same experience. 

However, when I saw these burnt graphic ceramic cubist roses from DonnaPerlinplim, SOMETHING inside me clicked. What IS that that thing? Our muse? Our happy place? The voice that keeps talking and doesn't know when to shut up?

I took the background golds, silvers, and ivories and pulled them out using my beloved stacked bead approach: old neolithic quartz trade beads from Africa, discs of real ostrich shell (I know!), shards of crusty Roman glass, and some grungy wee metal bead caps. I finished things off with some globby soft soldering on the wire wraps to make things interesting. 

The end result is cubist modern meets grungy primitive - now that's not something you see everyday!

Happy Wednesday!
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  1. imperfectly perfect *in luff*

  2. I can see why those ceramic pieces caught your eye, they made awesome earrings with all your grungy additions!

  3. Yes, I can see how you were tempted by those. Fab earrings as ever!

  4. I can't take my eyes off of these! Great work!

  5. I have never seen a bead like this before - looks fantastic

  6. Thanks everyone for the kind words! :)

  7. These earrings are really awesome! Everything comes together perfectly.