Welcome to Whimsy Wednesday!
The goal with these posts is two-fold.
First, to infuse some whimsy into the day and our lives.
Second, to give a peek into my artist's life and studio!
Today found me working with scrolls, curves and fluid shapes...hmmm... I wonder if that is the influence of Summer?
Title: Contemplation of the Heart
Ingredients: pearls, wood and bone beads, lead-free pewter, Czech glass, copper, surgical steel earwires (silver-plated, hypo-allergenic).
The pearls are called "potato pearls" in the industry, as they are irregular in shape and colour and resemble...well... potatoes!
I loved the idea of mixing such organic shapes with the comfortably-precise heart-shaped scrolls in the wood and bone focal beads. The designs of these beads seems both elegant and approachable, as if the dark wood shape in the centre were some sort of half-forgotten symbol of an earlier time!
A last-minute edition of the silvery stars seemed fortuitous and wise.
Title: Tempting a Pisces
Ingredients: Birch wood, Czech glass, lead-free pewter, Artistic wire, surgical steel earwires (silver-plated, hypo-allergenic).
These earrings started with the cut wooden Pisces symbol and grew into completion with charming Czech glass fish, fluid-relief accens and brightly-coloured wire!
This is a Pisces person at their best...warm, with a light touch and flashes of brilliane yet solidly 'grounded' in the rhythms of the Universe!
Note: Even those these are absolutely inspired by water and aquatic denizens, please do keep them dry!