Tuesday, 16 August 2011
The First of a Few Silvery Threads
As is often the case, my mooch around my nearest town lead me to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and I was pleased to see that their exhibition had changed since my last visit. This place is such a source of inspiration. The people who are accepted to exhibit are incredibly talented. Currently members' work on the theme of 'A Silver Thread' is being showcased. There was so much gorgeousness that I'm going to have to spread my adulation over at least two posts. So, today I'll start with the jewellers.
The glorious web pendant with its amethyst spider is by the designer, Felix Faulkner. This cleverly constructed piece would look fantastic on Morticia Addams. Although you can't see it properly in the picture I particularly liked the fastener, a simple hook and triangular fastener made of square faceted wire. It's an idea that I might copy in something that I make in future.
However my favourite piece has to be this necklace by Veronica Polyblank, a new member of the Guild who doesn't seem to have her own website. Perhaps she's shy or just spurns modern technology. It comes with earrings which are nice enough. But maybe, I have little interest in them as I don't do piercings even of the staid auricular kind. However the texturing on the beaten panels, now there's a thing! They follow the thread theme as the wavy line, which is different on each, forms a continuous whole by appearing to form a link with the jump rings holding them together. So simple, but very very clever indeed!