When the subject for this month’s Art Elements Challenge was announced – flowers – I was really excited. I love flowers! With this topic, I was in my happy place. Alas, the joke was on me. My husband and I have been out of town 10 days this month, and the days around the July 4th holiday were busy, but not with any kind of jewelry-making. Knowing I was going to be gone, I got started right away, but…..
I got only one proto-type set of flower earrings made:
These were my first attempt at applying wire-weaving to a set of earrings.
I like the structure, but I struggled with how to get my various loops symmetrical on both earrings. I sat them aside hoping a solution would come to me, and then I went on vacation. I soon realized, there would be no easy answer. Like so many other things in this life, it would just come down to practice.
Despite these being a prototype, I went ahead and antiqued them:
These will go into my pile of not quite good enough pieces until I’m ready to redo them. But that’s the point of these Art Element challenges – to take yourself out of your comfort zone and stretch your abilities. Awesome!
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