Friday, May 22, 2009

FLAPPER




The Vincent Price movie really inspired me the other day , so I continue on with my vintage, retro motivation. That combined with some new and easy techniques from Mary Hett's book have given me a look I really like. I made my own headpins with silver and a torch for these and I really like the subtle patina, they way they look all aged , the balls sometimes dimpled and worn looking, in other words.... not so perfect. I really like when things are not perfect, maybe that reminds me of me.

The second pair of earrings I made the other day, and I just wanted to show you how my mood and feelings change from day to day, and what the end product is from that. That's the Gemini coming out.

I was equally happy with the two results.

12 comments:

brendalou said...

Beautiful. Love these.

stregata said...

More beautiful pieces, Sharon! I have got to tear myself away from the paint and get back to my jewellery... I like those double dangles!

SummersStudio said...

I like those double dangles too. Actually I like both pairs a alot. The earwires are beautiful. Isn't using a torch fun? I love that moment of anticipation when the metal will magically turn into a little round ball.

sharon said...

Thank you!! You are always so supportive. I just love that torch, it's such a simple little thing, yet so satisfying!!

Tammy and Rob said...

Both are beautiful! I am really drawn to the second pair though!

Kristin said...

Hello gorgeous earrings! Come to live at my house. :-)

Lúcia Russo said...

Hi, these earrings are awesome!
I was visiting your blog and i have decided: everything is wonderful!
Bye,


Lúcia

sharon said...

Thanks Tammy, Kristen and Lucia, I really enjoyed making these!!
Kristen, you're too funny!!

lilibulle said...

i love both but the firs one are so vintage.. it inpire me "gaudi" you know>? la sagrada familia in "barcelona", Spain.. don't ask me why..

sharon said...

Thank you Lilibulle for all your sweet comments...I think maybe talking to you all the time has my head swirling with French thoughts, so romantic, and I like it!! You have been a very good influence!!, and a good friend!

SharonP said...

Just checked out your lovelies! I love all of them, but my favorite is the last pair of earrings--the colors are beautiful and love the double dangles. I've got to get a torch!

lilylovekin said...

Like these earrings, and the bracelet with the lampwork beads from your previous post is very nice. Keep up this beautiful work!

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