This is my newest design, the Double Quarto pin. It gives some of the feel of a book, or of origami, but it is less representational than our Book Pins. I’ve just listed a set of these for sale on Artfire.com.
We have been making more bracelets to have a good selection for a shop’s order. I haven’t done many Tribal bracelets before, so I have been enjoying trying them out.
The Tribal Bracelet is the freest of our foldformed bracelet styles. Tribal bracelets have a bolder style and larger visual presence than most of our other designs, and tend to be heavier, as well. They are rougher and less precise than some of our other styles, and tend to use more surface texture. But most important, they are a chance for us to play, unconstrained by any precise model. They are therefore much more distinct, one from the next, than our other styles. Above is a mixture of David’s and my pieces. Below are three of the ones I made last week.
I’ve been working with my Quarto earring design, and realized I could make a pin out of a matched pair of earrings. I think they work quite well.
I’ve been taking some new pictures of foldformed bracelets to show the range of colors available.
We call these bold and primitive looking foldformed copper bracelets the ‘tribal bracelets’. The red and brown colors come from simply heating the metal. Other colors are hot torch technique patinas applied to the surface. You can find more info about our patinas at our web site.
I’m calling this style of foldforming pinchforming. Here’s my first bracelet using the new style.
A spine bracelet, a spine pendant and a pair of rumple earrings in foldformed red copper.
I made four of the African bracelets today – two brass and two copper in a variety of patinas. This is a start on stock for the ACC show in Baltimore in February where we'll get to show all of our work for a change!
A sheet of chaotically creaseformed copper David made some weeks ago gave me the idea for these bracelets. One is backed with silver, the other with brass. Future versions may use vermeil (silver with a layer of gold) for the backing. See more of our bracelets on our website.
We’ve been trying out more intricate designs of jewelry, including these new foldformed pieces.