Saturday, December 14, 2013

Artist's Synchroblog - December project

The Artists Synchroblog is a group of bloggers who post every other month on the same topic, sharing our experience or perspective. On alternate months we undertake a Pinterest Project where we each take inspiration from a Pinterest picture, create something (art, a meal, a DIY project, etc) and then post about it.  You can read more about the Artists Synchroblog here.

As much as I like random texture and pattern, I'm also drawn to repetition.  There is something really tidy about a pattern that continues through a piece of metal or glass. I have several images from Hally's blog pinned to my Art/Inspiration board on Pinterest - when I look at these pictures the repeating pattern is what I notice first. 

Hally Grace Photography: Oh Calgary, My Calgary
Image source - Hally Crangle

 Image source - Hally Crangle

I made this pair of earrings using the hydraulic press and a diamond pattern die to try to mimic that fence pattern in copper earrings. I like the little points it added - they look a little bit sharp but they aren't. And the pattern looks really cool from the front or the back - I had trouble deciding which side should face out.

And of course it seems like lately I can't make anything in copper without adding a heat patina...

Don't forget to visit the other bloggers involved in the Artists Synchroblog to see what projects they made from their Pinterest inspirations: