At the end of July the AJE team issued an open challenge to create with art headpins. If you are familiar with the Art Jewelry Elements blog you know their challenges are usually built around a component of the month.
For this month an open challenge was issued to create your own art headpin or use them in any creation. Jewelry is not required.
I chose to use Lampwork glass headpins created by Samantha Capeling of Venus Art Glass, located in the UK. I forgot to take a photo of the exact headpins that I used but they were from this batch.
|Lampwork Glass Headpins by Samantha Capeling|
I stuck with earrings for my creations. The first pair used pale teal coloured headpins. I chose to match them to some lovely Peacock coloured pearls with big holes and took advantage of those large holes to feed the rustic copper wire back through and wrap around just below the pearls, a lot harder than I expected. I also had a hard time photographing these earrings because of the shine coming from the headpins and pearls. Sterling silver ear wires darkened with liver of sulphur finish off the earrings.
For the next pair I used some lavender headpins and paired them with darker purple rondelles with silver dots, also created by Samantha. I learned my lesson from the first pair and chose to wrap the extra wire around the rondelles and just below them. Some silver spacers were used to continue the silver tone and I used some more sterling silver ear wires with patina. These earrings have a mixed metal vibe going for them and were a little easier to photograph.
Though they look like they are different lengths in the above photo, this second pair are the same length. I just need to straighten one out a bit. Once I get that taken care of and get better photos again (it’s been a struggle lately) these will go into my shop.
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