Hi--I'm a rugweaver and beadweaver located in Panama City, FL. Here I'm trying to put down where my ideas are headed, and what I'm working on creatively, in both media. You can see more of my work at emiliepritchard.com
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
I've been quiet for a while, but not for lack of making jewelry. Partly, I've been on another canal boat trip in England, but, of course, I took plenty of silver tubes with me. But since I've been back I've been spending some time redoing som pieces I was never quite happy with. This is one example. The picture on top is the original piece. It's a chain of octahedra and tetrahedra made from a mix of oxidized silver and gold-filled tubes. While I was making it I thought it was going to be great (I usually do). But when I got it finished I didn't like it as well as I had expected. I've stared at it off and on for a few months, trying to figure out what I didn't like. One thing I decided was that the "corner" on the left side wasn't sharp enough and didn't provide enough contrast with the curve on the
right, so I figured out how to make it pointier. But then I decided that the real problem was that the piece sort of had 2 focal points, the change in shape on the left and the change in color on the right. You couldn't quite tell where you were supposed to look. So I redid it, eliminating the corner altogether. I also changed from gold-filled tubes to red anodised aluminum ones. I did this because I'm starting to make some pieces with accents of 14 kt gold tubes, so it seems too confusing to have gold-filled ones as well.