Sunday, August 29, 2010
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.