Each month, the JAC has a blog carnival where members post about the same topic and link to one another so you can hop from blog to blog to get everyone's take on the subject. This month is about movement. Aptly assigned, as the 2012 Summer Olympics just started and that's ALL about moving the body! (I don't think there are any stationary sports, are there?)
So I've been in this BOHO Bliss class run by Deryn Mentock and I have been making earrings that have plenty of movement in them! My favorite so far are these great dangle hoops. (Design by Deryn Mentock, replicated with permission for class learning purposes.)
The thing about this is that it's not just the end result of the earrings being all dangly and fluid, but I had to move the metal to get the earrings to look this way. The hoop frames and the little paddles that the beads are hanging off of were hammered. They started out just a straight piece of round wire. Hammering transforms metal. It can do anything from simply hardening the piece you're working with (moving all of those atoms around), and it can flatten and fold the metal. That's definitely moving metal!
On another subject about movement, I just discovered this artist's amazing kinetic works of art. I love my earrings, but this is WAY cooler. :) Go check out his blog, you can see videos of ALL of his creations, and they are amazing. Definitely worth a few minutes of your time. David C. Roy.
Thanks for stopping by and please visit my fellow JAC bloggers to see their take on MOVEMENT:
Island Girl's Insights
N Valentine Studio