Friday, February 25, 2011

Bracelet Show Submissions

Maxter Moerman Jewelers in San Luis Obispo had a Call for Entries fr a fun show entitled Bracelet. It is open to local artists and other artist from abroad. The requirements were as follows:

Baxter Moerman Jewelry would like to invite you to
participate in a group show of unique bracelet designs. We welcome your
interpretations of the bracelet form. Any medium, style, & scale are
acceptable as long as the piece can be worn on the arm, fits in our shop,
and doesn╩╝t attract ants. Entries will be loosely juried.


I created the two pieces below. Keep in mind that I am not a jewelery maker but have always like the idea, so it was a fun opportunity for me to do something new and different.

The First piece is forged from some specially formulated forging bronze called Navel Bronze. I drew the entire piece out of a small 3/16" X 3/16" X  3.5" chunk of this special bronze. It features a hammer textured finish using one of the hammers featured earlier in this months blog.

The second piece is Leather Lichen and Silver Nugget.  The leather was split, glued and stitched over a piece of Bronze wire to keep it's form, and has some tree Lichen mounted to it, along with a very organic pure silver nugget.

It was lots of fun to make these:)  I hope you enjoy the image.

The selected pieces will be on display March 1st - 9th with a
reception during ART AFTER DARK on Friday, March 4th 2011 from 6-9pm. @ Baxter Moerman Jewelry 1118 Morro Street, Downtown San Luis Obispo, CA.

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