Sunday, August 29, 2010

Texture

the smooth polished surface of a stone tossed in the sand and sea before washing to shore
the glassy surface of a mirror
the rough exterior of a rusted tool left too long in the garden
the softness of a down pillow
the silken skin of a baby's face
the fuzzy flyaway of little boys hair

Texture is in everything that we see and feel. We don't  have to touch to experience it, although I admit having to put  hands in  pockets in museums and art exhibits to quell the urge.
Jewelry is made to touch as well as look at. I like for my pieces to be a pleasant tactile experience but texture may also be achieved visually through layering..
A piece of antique cabinet hardware is paired with a chandelier crystal and hung on a velvet cord.
A smooth stone is wrapped in crisp copper wire.
A silky raku pottery disk is threaded on ribbon with ragged edges.
This post is one in a series called Blog Carnival. Follow the links to see what other members of the sateam on etsy have to say about using texture in their work.
Beadsire
Danagonia
CMyDesigns
Northern Girl










5 comments:

  1. I love the poetic feel of this!

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  2. I hadn't thought of doing it in a poem, but what a great idea... So different from the rest of us' posts!

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  3. Love how you use layers to create texture!

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  4. Bonnie- In addition to the fact that I thought your post was interesting & loved the photos.....you have a very nice way of writing. I like that too. ;-)

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  5. Super post and very nice jewelry pieces. I enjoyed reading that. Thank you.

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