I took some photos of my Amuletos collection. I like the contrast of the bright colors against the grey background. I used to take pictures on white only, and now I’m rethinking it.
And also there’s some new photos of previously sadly ignored Atenea neckpieces. They look quite nice right (for a non pro)?
There’s still a box of unphotographed items, but I’m making progress. I’ve been trying to take pictures and price all my pieces that for one reason or another (read: I hate setting prices, so I ignore them until I can’t anymore) have been left behind.
I found I have a few of older rings and things lying around that I might put in my store under a ‘sample sale’ category, sort of a cleansing sale. These pieces need a home, they’re all sad inside a box. I’ll keep you posted!
I’m happy to be posting about these pieces finally. They are inspired by Greek and Roman mythology, specifically Athena, the “goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Minerva, Athena’s Roman incarnation, embodies similar attributes.“ I have a soft spot for ancient jewelry and ancient techniques, and that’s what I wanted to recreate with this collection.
I made these from brass sheet and silver half jump rings with balled up ends. The brass, with its temperamental attributes, seems to interact with the person wearing the necklace, reacting to body chemistry and changing colors. The warm golden and reddish tones in the metal were a product of the heat from the torch when I balled up the silver wire unions. I decided to embrace the patinas that the metal naturally obtained, and have been pleasantly surprised by how much I like its changing nature.
These pieces are very flattering and comfortable. And there are more coming.
Here’s the link to my store –> Jimena Bolaños on Etsy.
*quote from Wikipedia
These colorful necklaces will be in the shop very soon (some of them already are)! They’re made with waxed nylon cord and doughnut beads. The necklace is very durable and adjustable, so you can wear it long or short, your choice!
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Sometimes I want to forget all the ‘to-do list’ items and just make something new and unique. One of a kind pieces let you explore techniques you may not use all the time (especially if you make production pieces), and you can go through the stash of stones you have amassed over several years and pick the one that most inspires you. For this project I picked a big oval Moonstone and a small bright violetish-blue Kyanite. I made the ring thinking about this necklace and pendant below and their irregular forms.
I set the stones with brass so I could get the yellow on white contrast I like so much. And here’s the ring: