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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.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Alexander Calder Challenge - Part 2

Alexander Calder
Like many other etsymetal jewellers this month's challenge produced a glut of ideas.
Pendulum Earrings
Alexander Calder's work perfectly expressed form, balance and joy and with this in mind I went searching for his beautiful mobiles.

When I saw this perfectly poised piece I instantly saw a pair of kinetic earrings. Bench cleared, radio turned up  - BBC Radio 6 is my current favourite - I made these pendulum earrings in one long afternoon session.

They are sterling silver, etched and oxidised with a punctuation in red enamel. The pendulum is in two parts and swings as you move. I'm smitten with them and have kept these for myself. I hope to make some for my shop later in August, what do you think?

Kinetic Pendulum Earrin

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