Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Just in Time for Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I wanted to create some heart-themed jewelry, but wanted something different than the mass produced heart stamping blanks out there. So I decided to make my own organic, perfectly imperfect versions. I came up with this pendant and deliberately didn't want the X and O to line up. For me, things that are too precise, too measured or too perfect simply lose their appeal. Asymmetry, texture and patina add personality to a piece, like it has it's own history.

Here's a ring that I just finished. I will be logging both on my etsy site soon. I think I'll keep by hand saw ready to see what other imperfect shapes I come up with.

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