Thursday, March 11, 2010
Hammered Silver Wire Wrapped Inspirations by SilverSmack
SilverSmack is one of those artisans who isn't afraid of trying new ideas and methods of working on metal - actually, she pushes her skills further, making the raw materials she uses do what she envisions. This is what artists do! Never comfortable with her current knowledge, pushing the metal to do what she wants it to do, and forming new ideas is the difference between a casual crafter and an innovative handcrafted jewelry designer. This is very apparent in her jewelry. When you visit her shop, you'll see different styles ... The wire wrapped jewelry is meticulously done; the wraps are perfectly even. The jewelry is actually symmetrical in nature. Her "Peas in a Pod" series illustrates this perfectly. Then you have the hammered pieces. These are more raw; intentionally stressing the metal and creating an uneven, organic appearance that gives the jewelry a very primal look. I chose the ring shown above because its a great example of this style. The Silver Hammered Spinner Copper Oxidized Wide Ring is a wide textured silver band with widened edges; in the middle is a narrow copper band, also hammered - and it freely spins. The flared edges keep the copper band in place. This fabulous piece took a lot of manual labor to make, and its a bargain at just $45.00! If you like the textured look of hammered metal, you'll love her Hammered Fine Silver Hoop Eternity Circle Earrings! A classic style every woman can appreciate, these lovely dangles will compliment many styles of dress from casual to business. They're yours for only $15.00! Gemstone briolette pendants are a hot style, and if you like rainbow moonstone you should take a look at the beautiful Rainbow Moonstone Wire Wrapped Teardrop Briolette Silver Necklace. This oxidized beauty will arrive on a silver chain - and its fabulous at this low price - $35.00! If you like other metals ... these Hammered Copper Earrings could be a new favorite! And if you like a brighter look, you might want the Hammered Brass Disc Circle Earrings. Both are just $15.00 a pair! There really is a LOT to see in this wonderful shop! It would be easy to find more to write about, but you need to see it for yourself. I don't want to spill ALL the beans here ... So get over to SilverSmack today and see why this innovative jewelry designer should be a regular stop on your online shopping list. Take your time exploring, because you don't want to miss a thing - and be sure to add this cool shop to your favorites!