Monday, December 20, 2010

A Birthday Surprise

I hope everyone is enjoying the hustle and bustle of the season. I know I am, the kiddies are on Christmas break and we've been making gingerbread barns, cookies, and catching up with our favorite holiday movies. Don't forget to take a breather though and enjoy the holiday.

Now, it's safe to reveal a couple other pieces that I created earlier this month. My cousin contacted me about making something special for my aunt, who just celebrated her birthday this past Friday. This is what I came up with...

A tutorial for fold-formed earrings were in the most recent issue of Art Jewelry. I love the fold-formed look and decided that these would be perfect for my aunt. I had originally planned on just oxidizing the copper. However, they were just so boring, that I broke out the enamels and the torch and went to town...SO much better.

For this set...I was looking for something kinda whimsical but meaningful.

I made these earrings a while ago, but included them in her package because I was told  that she liked them. 
These earrings were inspired by Mary Hetts book Wrap, Stitch, Fold, & Rivet.

I was unable to attend the party, but my mom did and said that she was happy with everything.

Happy Birthday Aunt Betsy!


  1. Wow, the fold formed and enameled earrings are fantastic! And I love the set Live Life - the necklace is gorgeous and the earrings are the cherry! Love your work!

  2. OOOH! Nice!! I love the foldforming! That's a technique I want to try again, but I am going to use finer-gauge metal so I can get more folds in.

    Love all of it, and it's great to be able to make something special for someone you love, isn't it? Merry Christmas!

  3. I love the whole set, what a lucky Aunt! I especially love the colors on the fold formed earrings.

  4. Wow! wonderful pieces.
    Very inspiring.
    Happy New Year 2011.