There is something about working with metals. Learning to manipulate it to create so many different shapes and textures has become an obsession. And though I’ve yet to use my jewelry saw or solder, I’ve managed to cut it, etched on it, rivet it, make it more dimensional, and color it to make some interesting jewelry. I’ve even started to carve out my own stamps just to etch them onto metal. It’s a fun journey. Maybe I can make a sword someday – at least a tiny one!
Ever since I made those leaf earrings so many years ago, I keep dreaming of more metal designs.
I had to create some jewelry components as part of a tutorial for Wirework Magazine for their Spring 2014 issue. These all have the same basic shape as they are part of the featured necklace design.
By now I’ve made many, many, metal leaves for earrings and pendants. I’ve yet to tire of leaf motifs but you may be tired of looking at them, so here is a pair of rustic, sickle shaped earring dangles on a pair of earrings.