Friday, 20 June 2014

We're All Ears: JUNE Challenge

The challenge this month uses the photo below as inspiration. Click here or here for more details regarding the hop. I really enjoy this hop each month and I try to participate no matter what else may get left by the wayside. I love to wear earrings, but making them is another matter. This hop has really helped me to become more comfortable with the process of designing and then making my earrings. Thank you EARRINGS EVERYDAY for this challenge.

Guggenheim Museum: Source
I love visiting the Guggenheim and am inspired every time I go, because there is always something new and different to see. This is a perspective that I am not very familiar with, since I hardly ever look straight up, but I find it to be intriguing. Spirals like the one in this photo are a favorite of mine. I have been working for some time trying to perfect my wire spirals. I know that I am improving, but I feel that I still have a long way to go in my efforts to form copper into a spiral that is perfect.

This pair of earrings is made from 14g copper, then patina-ed. I have dished them so that will appear to have the same perspective as this photo of the museum walkways.



Thanks for visiting. Enjoy!

16 comments:

  1. Delicate and cute! Great job on the spirals!

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    1. Thank you - I think they look better in the photos but I am happy with them and.... They are light to wear. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. Like you, any opportunity I get to work on my spiral-making skills is time well spent. Yours look wonderful! I like the idea of "dishing" the spiral to mimic the image. Clever!

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment - Isn't this challenge great?

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  3. Great concept. I really enjoy reading about how everyone has come to their view of this image! We all have such a unique take on this really simple and yet at the same time complex design! Love the spirals!

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    1. I too love to read about inspiration and how one photo can result in so many options. Thanks for visiting. I appreciate your comment.

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  4. Fabulous spiral wire work! A great answer to this months challenge!

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    1. Thank you for your visit and your comment. I appreciate it.

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  5. We are so happy that you are inspired by our posts! I look forward to doing this each month, not just so that I can have an inspiration to create from (I find it incredibly challenging to just create something in a vacuum!), but also so that I can see what others take from the inspiration. That is the best part! I think you have the spiral thing going on! I struggle with making great spirals. These look very Calder-esque. Thank you for joining in the We're All Ears June challenge. Enjoy the day! Erin

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    1. I have to say I really am inspired by your posts. I enjoy the challenge. It is fun to see everyone's results. Thanks for all your work in making this possible.

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  6. Beautiful spirals! I love them.

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    1. Thank you so much. I enjoyed your comment.

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  7. You are so talented! What amazing earrings!!!!

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    1. Thank you. You are very kind. I appreciate your comment very much.

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  8. I love your earrings, I would wear them every day!

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    1. Thank you for visiting - I appreciate it very much.

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