Welcome to Studio Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you’ll leave comments! As an incentive we offer a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.
This weeks Studio Saturday is my turn, Shannon with missficklemedia.com. And I am making leaves. Leaves in glorious colors and crinkled textures crafted from sheet metal. Pair together fold forming and patinas and you have a seemingly endless variety of metal play for fall pendants!
Indigo Washed Chestnut is my favorite finish for leaves. The swipe of mica powder makes for a shimmering, mystical quality. This is the leaf closest to the one featured in the fall issue of Stringing.
The verdigris is so unusual! I imagined them paired with more chain and stone, in contrasting colorways, but the lavender chain and the violet leaves gave me pause for thought.
Maybe orange and beige pearls would look nice? Each one is unique, with twists of metal and pools of color that mimic the one of kind leaves in nature. I haven’t decided what to do with my own leaves yet but I set this one aside to offer to our winner for next weeks draw;
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