Second Place Wood Jewelry Award for color pencils earrings at the annual woodworkers symposium in Saratoga New York in 2019. This year is an example of how customers push me to innovate the jewelry line. One idea leads to another and the variety in the portfolio of expands.
I have been making color pencil earrings for years. Recently the galleries began to requesti that the earrings be lighter. Initially, all my earrings were on metal bezels. I spent several months experimenting and finally came up with a solution to eliminate the metal findings. This also resulted in developing several new styles and shapes. Previously the earrings were flat and rectangular. The new new designs features cubes and colors are that are visible on all 6 sides, where as before the view was on only one surface.
In addition to the new shapes the designs became more adventurous. There is a series that I refer to as the Frank Lloyd Write Inspiration Windows. Here I use a slice and dice technique and the final pieces contains both dots and lines throughout the earring.
Also, I was able to use gifts from Mother Nature with the earrings like seed pods from trees. Silk thread is also cast is the miniature blocks which was not possible before.
If you like the items featured in this Wood Jewelry Award a look in the jewelry section of my store for some uniquer gift. https://www.aaturning.com/product-category/wood-jewelry/
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I design all my jewelry in in my Montvale New Jersey Studio, USA.