Sunday, March 06, 2011

Decorative Headpins...

Another of the things that I've been working on in the background are some pieces in PMC. Yesterday night I tumbled and finished some of them. Amongst the small cache of fine silver, I made a batch of decorative headpins. Can you tell that spring is on my mind? I've been dreaming of my garden and the bulbs, buds, and seed pods. I'm imagining using these in really delicate earrings or as dainty pendants with sapphires or grossular garnets. I have a small strand of whisky-colored andalusite that shifts to pale peach that would also look nice with the headpins.

They are pricey, just by the very nature that silver is pricey nowadays. It's a pity too, because I love working in fine silver metal clay. Worked properly, it's the most forgiving of the metal clays and produces some really stellar results.

16 comments:

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Those are wonderful!

Beverly Herman said...

Love the decorative headpins. Spring is here. We have blossoms on the trees!

Deb said...

These headpins are gorgeous!

Alisa said...

Very nicely done :-)

Palimpa Lim said...

Beautiful!

Kathi Jablonski said...

Liking those headpins.

belvedere beads said...

These are perfect, perfect.

Rebecca said...

Oh.my.lord....these are stunning!!

Courtney said...

Beautiful! Want! :)

jamberry_song said...

Very beautiful; I'm partial to those leaf ones especially. And I know what you mean about the silver PMC; if only we could afford it all the time. Alas...

Dee said...

awesome job..very nice pins!!

SueBeads said...

Really wonderful headpins, Andrew! Spring will be here any minute!

Barbara Lewis said...

These are super-cool, Andrew. In the photograph they look like a forest of Aspen trees!

gr8findings said...

Beautiful ... they look like they're just about to burst open with life.

ladynoble said...

These are gorgeous!

jenna@sweetfineday said...

oooh, these are wonderful!