The Tango...sexy, sultry, fluid, intense! Well personally I have two left feet and am painfully uncoordinated when it comes to dancing, but I do love to watch and this month's inspiration was mesmerising. At first I was dizzy with the gorgeous range of colours but you'll have to forgive me because in the end my earrings became rather monochrome as my attention seemed to focus on the urban backgrounds.
So...I made two pairs of light and swingy urban dangles that would accessorise all those costume changes! For the first pair I hammered sterling silver discs to give them an industrial texture. It just so happened that this week in my jewellery class our tutor had some gold leaf for us to try the keum boo technique so I was able to add a little bit of gold for colour contrast. Phew, that stuff is pricey but I'm told a little goes a long way! I gave the discs a dark patina to add to the industrial feel and make the gold pop out.
The second pair are silver discs that have been reticulated (melted) for texture, also with a few flakes of the gold leaf randomly placed...
I don't know about you but dangly earrings always put me in the mood for dancing! Thank You for such an upbeat inspiration this month Erin and thanks to you too for stopping by. To get back to Earrings Everyday click here...xx