I am currently exploring the use of more than just the sense of sight to create my jewelry. I love the aged look of patinaed silver and copper, and the feel of smooth, yet topographical hammered surfaces. I like the sound of my substantial ring hitting the table, or the delicate clinks of my cha-cha bracelet. I also love the way a balanced pair of dangly earrings sway during conversation and the feel of the ripples and bumps in my mother-of-pearl coin ring.
When I first began to design jewelry, I thought it was all about visual appeal. It wasn’t until I made my first pair of heavy, stiff, metal earrings that I realized it’s not just about how gorgeous the piece is, but its also about comfort and appealing to the sense of touch. My favorite ring isn’t fancy, but is so comfortable and has interesting twists and turns around fused wire. I love the look of the ring, but I also love to twirl it around my finger and trace the grooves.
Smell isn’t a sensual factor in my jewelry–I’d love to find out how to create that experience but for now, not part of my prowess! In fact, most of the processes I implement to create the jewelry involves a lot of mask wearing and nose holding, so I think I’m doing well for them to be void of smell!test Filed under Inspirations & Musings | Tags: comfort jewelry, hammered jewelry, jewelry design, jewelry for senses | Comment (0)