Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Light and shade

Vintage czech glass drop with fossil jasper beads

Polymer clay beads with "catseye" glass and copper coils
Between the etching . . . . yes more coiling copper. The first necklace, unusually for me, is designed around something I bought, the czech glass drop, I just had to have them they looked so gothy and mysterious. Is it a poison bottle or a scrying crystal? Feminine and a bit on the dark side I think. In another departure this is longer hangs about mid chest.

And the blue well its brighter kind of an Aegean skies and seas feel to bring out the inner Greek goddess.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Tit for tat

etched copper earrings £10

Cos when I post to my other blog it always reminds me of this one.

The etching experiments are going on (still) but starting to produce things I want to use.

These earrings were electro-etched (is that a word?) using nail polish as a resist. I like the way it allows the etching to spread I'm sure there is a word for that too rather than perfect protection and crisp lines.

It gives them the look of something ancient I think