Torchwork Earrings

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   Posted by: Joy Alyssa Day in jewelry
Yellow Drip Earrings

It was a cool enough day yesterday to do a little torchwork at my jewelry bench. I don't get a chance very often, because it takes a good number of hours that have to be completely uninterrupted once I light that torch. It also has to be cool and breezy so that I don't burst into flames or fill the place up with propane fumes. As it is, my partner sometimes gets a headache from the fumes. I keep trying to open enough windows and turn on enough fans, but his desk is directly downstream from my workbench, so... sigh...

This is my torch setup:

Torch

Torch

I've been playing with the torch in adding different colors together and swirling them in the glass so that it's more impressionistic than just a solid color next to a solid color. I have to admit that it is great fun! At first, I was trying to make very specific things, but then quickly realized that I much preferred the freeform, with the swirls going where I placed them and pulling shapes from what was coming out. Yesterday's session involved making teardrop pendant earrings in multiple colors. I think they came out great. What do you think???

Yellow Drip Earrings

Yellow Drip Earrings

Blue Drip Earrings

Blue Drip Earrings

And these are for sale in my ArtFire Store - http://GlassSculptureOrg.artfire.com/

Peace, Joy

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