A heading in today's newspaper caught my eye...."Cute costume jewelry could please your Valentine".
Ugh....I don't do cute.
At least, from my perspective, I don't do cute.
As I continue to develop my design aesthetic, I find that I am usually drawn to grittiness...the roughly textured.
Where some might see flaws, I often see a beautiful truthfulness.
This is one of the cuffs that I finished last night.
I let the heat from repeated annealings determine the color, and I aggressively pounded the surface with chisels, dapping punches, screwdrivers....anything that I thought would add an interesting texture.
With some of my pieces, especially the fold formed cuffs, I'm looking for the beauty that can be revealed in unexpected places.