I like to use found objects in my work…

These mixed media earrings are such fun and they have a lot of movement!   My “Billie Bass” earrings were made earlier this year when I was immersed in resin work.  I’ve gathered many objects for jewelry making over the years and have a small stash of these brass fish.  I sawed one in half, drilled holes, soldered posts on, and dipped them in patina solution.  Suspended from Billie’s head and tail are my handmade bronze-backed sterling silver bezels, which I filled with resin and inclusions of tiny text from a French dictionary and a light sprinkle of “fairie dust” (aka glitter) for added sparkle!   Twisted Argentium sterling wire attaches a small gear bead and petite dangle at the bottom of each earring.  I wear them frequently and they never fail to get noticed and garner comments! 

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on October 29, 2011.

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