Okay. So these are just weird little sculptures. I started cutting out random shapes in paper today and messing around with what happens if you cut a slit and just start bending the shape along the cut line. After a few of those I realized I should move back to metal, because though paper can often be a good substitute for seeing how a design will work, it does not mimic the behaviors in every way. I finally settled on just a simple large triangle shape to start with and this is the result.
Certainly not my favorite pair so far, but I do think the technique has promise. The key is going to be in finding the right starting shapes. I also think this design would be super cool scaled up to the size of public park benches. I’d love to see that.
Each piece is hand cut, edges filed and finished smooth. I then cut a slit from the bottom of the triangle and bend the metal over itself and secure by folding over the overlapping tabs. The surgical stainless steel post is then attached by folding over the top tab.
The finished earrings are approximately 1" (24mm) wide and hang about 3" (72mm) from the ear.
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