Thursday, May 21, 2009

Talented Friends

I'm really enjoying working with and learning from the pewter. I've only had one small minor injury so far, and I've remembered to wear my closed toe shoes and long sleeves around the molten metal. This focal charm, with its crown fleur de lys, skeleton key and ornate wing was one of the first designs I tried.

I'm still learning a lot about the material and thinking of new ways to combine it with other things. This crown wing key charm was made up by Deryn Mentock into a fantastic necklace, with lots of dangles here and there and a beautiful chain.

It's the kind of design I pictured for it, and Deryn has a way with combining things together. She sent me these photos of the piece as she finished it, I was so excited to see it grow into a full wearable jewelry design. Love those long, long dangles!

I'm going to make some more like this. I have quite a few others cast now, that need clean up, patina and polishing. It's quite messy, and I look so lovely in my safety goggles, gloves, apron and facemask! Can you imagine?

I'll bet Deryn didn't need to wear goggles, gloves and masks, what do you think?


SummersStudio said...

Lynn, I'd love to see you in all of your safety gear. My neighbors are always amused when they catch sight of me covered in clay, right through my hair, wearing safety goggles, gloves or what ever I happen to need that day. I'd be just as polite as the neighbors are.

The necklace is beautiful. Deryn has done a fantastic job of capturing the spirit of your piece in her own work.

Gaea said...

LOVE IT! So elegant!

sharon said...

Just beautiful! Deryn's creations uproot deep emotions for me. They make me react, they are quite moving!
I love to see the collaboration of the two of you, I see many similarities!

Anonymous said...

Hey Lynn, thanks for posting my necklace. How could it be anything but fabulous with your incredible pewter charm as the focal?!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Deryn, your design is so gorgeous, I want one like it to wear. I wish I had more time so I could both create the beads and make up more into jewelry, but I love seeing what you do with them. Beauty, beauty...

LeAnn, I look like one of those photos from the army safety manuals, with respirator, goggles and gloves - very charming I'm sure - NOT! LOL