In addition to using copper tubing for drop earrings, I find that I return to using lace to get patterns on earring pieces. These are part of that process. First, the blue is enameled onto the prepared copper. Then lace is overlaid and white powder was sifted on for a second and possibly third torching. I love the blue although I have been told I used blue too much… I guess my favorites make it to production time more than the warmer colors.
Finished pairs of recently torched earrings. I am making more of the clay drop pieces and they will be included in future pairs, but the more simple earrings are the ones I would find myself wearing, so they end up getting top billing.
I will have to have the clay as part of the pairs that I will include on Handmade at Amazon… Yep, I was invited to be a part of that and I’m very excited. Not sure when it will go “live” but I’ve been preparing descriptions and wrote my artist profile this weekend.
for more on my clay work.
Enameled Beads, Clay “Dipped Drops” on a photo card of my mother from the late 1930’s
I will admit that I am now an enameling addict. I can combine enameled beads now with newly created “dipped drop” pieces that I made out of clay with a special glazing technique. I am liking the results! Even though I would not personally wear the turquoise pair seen here (too large for my own liking) I have learned that there is someone out there that would LOVE them. Now pinning to Pinterest and also onto my Facebook Page, so “like” the page, comment on the pieces or share the photo…
Enameled Red Squares with my handmade clay heart drops.
Turquoise clay Drops to use as accent pieces for enameled earrings. I glazed with a newly formulated glaze.
two pair handmade clay drops
white orange and green enameled earrings
I’ve been playing with my clay and creating “drop” pieces to use with my torched copper earring pieces. I love the turquoise glaze effects on the sphere drops and, of course, the red squares with the white heart drops.
I’ll make more of these this weekend and will list some soon on my Etsy shop, which is “on vacation” right now. So many ideas… so little time. 🙂
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