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« on: March 13, 2006 12:58:37 PM »

So, I'm new here.  I have up until now been strictly what I would consider an "artist."  I went to an arts high school, come to college to major in art (until my parents disowned me), and have been interested in the arts ever since I was a little girl.  But now I'm really starting to see how wonderful and creative the crafts arts can be, and I'm slowly easing my way into them.  But as far as my favorite medium, I love silversmithing and metalsmithing, so I thought I might post my favorite piece that I've made during my entire metalsmithing concentration.  I'm excited to be here, and everyone seems so nice, so I'm hoping I won't get flamed...

Here is the piece at its completion; as a necklace combined with ear cuffs, and the pendant attached:

Now I'm breaking it down.  Here are the ear cuffs on their own:

Close-up on an ear cuff:

And a close-up of the pendant/locket:

I figured that it was something along the lines of proper etiquette to make your first few posts a little more image heavy and introduce yourself as a craftster/artist?  Anyway, hi all.   Grin
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2006 01:38:48 PM »

i also went to a arts high school and graduated from college last october, it took me a while to start seeing crafts as they deserve to be seen.
i think craftster helped me a lot in this.

i love what i'm seing of your work and it's easy to spot an artist in it Smiley

« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2006 01:41:53 PM »

wow... your metal work is amazing Smiley it's really hard for me to imagine this on a person, but i still think it's stunning
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2006 01:43:12 PM »

ooooooooh beautiful! You really can see the artist in there

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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2006 03:40:37 PM »

Welcome to Craftster. It's addictive.  Wink I like the term "craft arts" to signify that crafts are not something lesser than art... more like a specific type --applied art or useable art.

Great lines in your piece! It's somehow both oragnic and geometric.  Cheesy
Is it heavy? Would you wear it? Or is it more "conceptual" like the post title?
Does the pendant open? It looks like it has a hinge.

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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2006 06:01:18 PM »

Welcome to craftster! I've been here awhile and you already have more talent than me!  Wink Don't worry, you'll love craftster. It's the best site there is!
PS- What did happen to Andre?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2006 01:27:00 PM »

Thanks so much for the support!  Yes, the pendant does have a hinge, it opens up and I think I was originally going to put a small feather in it, but then decided that it was better to be able to see through the entire thing.  The whole thing is very light, as it it made from sterling silver.  It is "conceptual" and you wouldn't normally actually wear it.  This whole project was just to challenge myself as far as soldering and really start to play with shapes and lines.  Craftster seems great so far, although I'm having a little trouble with orientation.  My home forum that I've frequented for the past few years has a totally different layout and this one is freaking me out a little.   Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2006 05:25:01 PM »

I love the ear cuffs! Very vogue looking, not to mention beautifully detailed.  Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2006 07:26:07 AM »

that is the most incredible work i have ever seen.  incredible craftsmanship and and imagination, i'm totally blown away, i would wear it everywhere.

personal swaps are my favorite

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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2006 09:05:30 AM »

I love the locket. I would put something transparent inside...like a piece of glass (although it's probably too heavy)...Maybe a coloured piece of resin?

Nice work.

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