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« on: January 11, 2009 11:23:40 PM »

Alright, so i just finished up second quarter jewelry classes at the local community college, and am just starting my third quarter class. This is a sampling of some of the stuff I made the first two quarters. I'd love to hear any comments and constructive criticism that you might have.

pierced bird pendant-brass, copper, and nickel silver, hanging from a leather cord. Riveted together, with tack soldering where the annoying branch thingy started to spring up.

sterling silver, copper enameled disk. hanging from a rubber cord. satin finish

Same materials as above, mirrored finish.

Sterling silver and picture jasper. The stone was cut by a student in my class.

Sterling, Chinese Flower Jasper, Turqouise, nickel ball chain.

Sterling silver, black onyx

Sterling silver, swarovski crystal

Sterling silver pendant

Phew. Well, I hope craftster doesn't explode from too many pics. Let me know if you think I oughta split this post

« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2009 02:20:38 AM »

Lovely stuff. I love the bird one, though it seems to hang so that it's square, not diamond, whereas I think it'd be better the other way. Also, you can still see the joints in some corners. Instead of hiding them (which is good too), you could make them a feature, some sort of brass joints, as if it was a panel on a chest.

I love the tiger's eye (if that's right). It's a nice, simple set, no distractions. The next one, the tribal one, play up the tribal. The look you're going for is genuinely old? It's a little dull in colour, which fits the theme. And the branched pieces are great. The crystal on the side of the first one seems a little out of place.

These opinions are of a total amateur in every sense; I think you've made some excellent work here. Keep sharing, and best of luck for 2nd semester!
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2009 02:41:32 AM »

Those are all really gorgeous.  I would love to have any one of them, the last three are my favorite.

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009 03:15:51 AM »

Wow, this is very professional. It hardly fits into crafts anymore, but moves towards arts very fast. Good job!

I live the bird and the last pendant. I also like your enamel pendants, mainly because of their model. I've never seen a pendant hanging this way.

Can't wait for the pics from the next semester Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2009 03:46:12 AM »

I think everything you made is beautiful. I especially love the first one, the bird, but then I am a lover of birds. Oh and the stones ones are unique too. I love them all, they are all very different from each other. That's what is cool  Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009 07:30:40 AM »

I think they are all fabulous!  I love the bird one, especially.  They all look great!

« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009 07:55:51 AM »

the bird one is absolutely gorgeous, and i also really like the last one Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2009 12:50:54 PM »

these are lovely! the bird and the twig are my favorites,

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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2009 02:04:33 PM »

Gorgeous.  I echo everyone's sentiments with the bird.  Beautiful Work!

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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2009 07:38:05 PM »

Thank you all so much for your positive comments. HenryCrun (i hope that's right), I admit I read your post and I was a little confused. Tribal one? I'm not sure I even know which one you're talking about. I tend to just lay down a stone and start designing around it. It's interesting though, I just went to a National Portfolio Day, and all of the people giving me critique were saying "Oh, I can really see the native american influence in this," or, " It's clear that you pulled some mexican influences into your work," etc. etc, while I sheepishly nodded along. I guess everyone sees something different. The rivets on the bird piece are really quite hard to see in real life (more true to the second photo). Anyways, thanks again for all the flattering comments
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