by Lisa Briseno-Croome.
I love swirls! The bigger the better. I remember someone telling me to take inspiration from things I see around me.
I have Photoshop and found a swirl brush that I use often in framing photos, etc. This made me think that maybe I could make a piece of jewelry to match.
They didn’t turn out like the Photoshop brush, but more organic and vine-like.
They took some trial and error since I’d never tried to solder to the side of wire before as well as lots of solder to fill the joints to leave a smooth join. This meant lots of grinding afterwards, but I didn’t mind. Kind of relaxing.
These are my first pair I made and gave away as an Xmas gift to my friend.
The second photo is a custom pair made for a return customer who saw the first pair on my Facebook page. The third photo shows the “swirls” after the soldering process before pickeling.
I can knock them out in 3 hours now, where the first pair I think took me all day.
Comments and critiques welcome.
by: Lynda Carson
Love the flow of these earrings and thank you for sharing your story about what you’ve learned about the process of the idea.
love the swirls
I really like that you showed them after they were soldered. So often when your new you get dissolusioned and fustrated. Nice to see ugly goes to beautiful.These are made of what sheet metal? what kind. thanks, lori
by: Lisa at Wild Gift Designs
Hi, these are made out of copper wire. They are hammered flat. Thanks for your comments. Lisa