Today's episode is from JET member Gaiane of BellaVeaJewelry. She is going to discuss her creative process for a pair of earrings.
Recently I did a sketch while being inspired by Spanish Guitar Music which I love to listen to when I either draw or make jewelry. I wanted to do something unique. I showed it to my friends on Periscope, a relatively new social media platform, and everyone was excited for me to work on the piece. I told everyone that when I finished the piece I would give them the option of purchasing the piece and whoever purchased the earrings would also receive the sketch.
When I was sketching the earrings, I imagined them being made with dark vibrant colors; however, when I started working on them, the lighter colors I ended up using seemed more fitting. I love the softness of the pink freshwater pearl, the mysteriousness of the labradorite, and the sparkly pink amethyst in the center. I almost wanted the earrings to dance. I was trying to express the strength yet beauty and softness through them.
When I finished working on the earrings, I took a quick picture of the earrings next to the sketch and posted them on my FB page.
One of my FB followers really loved the earrings and purchased them right away so she also received the sketch. Everyone actually watched on Periscope while I gave the earrings and sketch to the buyer. Here is a picture of my happy client:
What wonderful artistry Gaiane! Remember if you want to learn more about Gaiane, go to her Etsy shop, BellaVeaJewelry. In the meantime, enjoy the holiday season, and come back next week for another episode of What's on My Bench???