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Friday, September 9, 2016

Asymmetry

Yep asymmetry is what I've been playing with recently.  My asymmetry is still balanced as you will see from the earrings.  Next time I hope to push the boat out a bit more ;).

First up are these with some beautiful Susan Silbert Woodworth enamel feather headpins. I started off by wrapping the cupchain on the big hoop using the wire on the headpin.  This is where it was meant to end with ear wires.  I must have spent about 2-3 hours just trying to add ear wires (one of those days) but it just wouldn't work.  I tried adding beads under the ear wire, caps - everything I could get my hands on (that matched) but nothing worked.  After several hours I admitted defeat and put them to one side.  There was no way I was going to waste more time.  I knew I would have to find a way of rescuing them or end up using them as trinkets :D.  I came back to them a few days later with 'a lightbulb moment' - in this case, to wrap some brass bits (hoops, ovals whatever fitted) and hoping they will work!  They did *phew* and here they are, slightly asymmetric with the placement of the ovals and I am finally happy with them.



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Next I have these with my own wrapped hoops (boy do these things take ages to wrap but I'm mad like that!) with beautiful polymer connectors by Helena Benkoczka and some bling :).













Another pair with Helena's polymer connectors and cupchain (possibly my favourite thing to use in jewellery :D). 

















I've been hoarding these (I have a few pairs of these) from Claire Lockwood for absolutely ages.  They were already asymmetric with one spike being longer than the other, so I just added some stuff to balance them out.  Maybe next time I will be a bit more bold and try not to balance so much? We'll see.













And finally this pair - I've teamed Helena's connectors with Natalie McKenna's ceramic charms.


















That's all for today.  These earrings are destined for my next Earrings Show on the 16th.  See you soon.  <3

Suhana xxx

13 comments:

  1. Glorious! Love the balance and the asymmetry -stunning!

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  2. Wow look at all those gorgeous earrings!! I've always struggled asymmetry but you did it to perfection!!

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  3. What a wonderful collection of earrings. I love asymmetrical earrings but somehow my mind cannot grasp that concept with earrings. These are lovely!

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  4. wonderful job on every pair, love being different and you captured this in all your designs posted. ♥

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  5. I love these & especially like the pair with Claire spears. I'm no good at asymmetrical earrings. Yours are impressive.

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  6. Love all of these!! You have managed to pack in some fabulous elements while still keeping them airy-feeling. Especially love the first and second-to-last pair. (Love the rhinestone chain!)

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