Saturday, July 18, 2009

Fold formed earrings

I finally got a pair of earrings done with fold forming. I had read a lot about the technique but hadn't tried it until I got a tutorial from Janice.

This method gives each piece texture by folding and unfolding sheets of metal, working it with hammers where and when you want to. As you work in more folds, the lines on the surface of the metal overlap and intersect. I have only done a few pieces, but know I will do more because it was so fun to do--the process and result are very organic and unstructured.

Here are the earrings--sterling silver sheet, fold formed and oxidized, with sterling silver ear wires. I love the mismatched pair and considered (still considering?) keeping them for myself.

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