the first three were bought by jewelers’werk galerie at an american craft council show in baltimore, some while ago.
round stained brooch
she walked confidently into my booth, looking straight at it.
round stained brooch was hanging on the wall, pinned to a little black neoprene panel, swinging from a chain in the sunny november day.
she picked it up, running her fingers around the edge of it, then she put it on.
adjusted it to the soft woolen collar folds of her sweater and looked in the mirror.
everything was in place just then: the bluish greens of the brooch perfectly matched the color of her sweater, the darker tones her pants, the silver blended smoothly with her short hair and her hat was calling to the subtle greys of the metal.
have been re-visiting some old styles for my twisted and wires line the last few weeks.
had first started these decades ago, sometime during a hot italian summer, getting ready for market….
here, now things are turning…
the HOOP…well it’s just another one of those ancient designs for an earring. old and constantly new. i used to make then in different sizes, different metals for different colors….i have now replaced brass with a vermeil finish and settled for a 1.75″ standard diameter.
my original LOOP was out of sterling silver wire and way longer than these here.
the revised LOOP edition is now approximately 2.75″ long.
and, the STICKS.
they used to be a stuck-to-the-ear kind of earring….now they are in the dangling mode.
simple. straightforward. 2″ long and just the right weight…