Saturday, February 14, 2015

Fresh of the bench: Gingko leaf range

Here is some new work I recently made for an exhibition at The Coastal Artisans gallery along the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. The exhibition was entitled "Botanic's" and showcased 12 artisans from the area exploring this theme. For me it,  as always, it was an excuse to explore new forms in my botanical art. These Gingko leaf earrings and pendants come from the up cycling of some large but heavy lotus leaf shapes in silver that have been sitting on my bench for a while. They have a lovely feel to them and seem far removed from the original pieces .....all in all a success I think. The skirt like frill is edged is finished with a bit of brushed on patina to add a bit of contrast, and fresh water pearls on the pendant keep the pendant fresh.



 
Gingko leaf earrings
sterling silver, oxide patina

Gingko leaf earrings
sterling silver, oxide patina


Gingko leaf pendant
sterling silver, oxide patina and fresh water pearls

Gingko leaf pendant
sterling silver, oxide patina and fresh water pearls

Gingko leaf pendant
sterling silver, oxide patina and fresh water pearls

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