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Su Trindle is a British designer and maker of sculptural modern silver and resin jewellery. My favourite place to be is my small workshop in my garden. I work alone, singing along to the radio striving to create beautiful well-designed, contemporary jewellery and make a living at it. This last is important, not just to my creativity and ego but to help feed by boys and the dog.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Evolution of a pair of Earrings

It started when I bought these pretty aquamarines from a lovely bloke in Bourton on the Water.
He was completely non-plussed. Why would you buy semi-cut stones? Did I not want them faceted, polished?
Nope. I love the smooth tactile finish, the little peaks and most of all the soft, soft blue.
As I'd bought 2 and they matched, I guess I had earrings in mind, already.
Something simple.
Usually I design, draw, finesse before I even pick up the silver.
These just evolved.
I played with the shape of the setting, the size of the hoop,the texture, the "angle of dangle", the suface finish.
The result is more organic than my usual style, a pair of summer earrings, simple, unfussy.
Hope you like them.

5 comments:

  1. I do like them! The stones are a lovely shape - they look really soft, and I love the hammered texture on the silver.

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  2. Beautiful. They look almost like moonstones. Love aquamarines & moonstones.

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  3. gorgeous - and very unusual to find stones like these that are unpolished!

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  4. They are gorgeous. I love the colour and the little peaks.

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  5. Those are just so beautiful - and I love the look of the uncut/unpolished stones. Those stones are lucky to have found you:)

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