Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mayan inspired copper jewellery

I have been developing a series of work based on the Mayan culture.The Mayans were a highly developed ancient Mexican and South American culture famous for its calendar supposedly predicting the end of the world in 2012.

They have fantastic carvings in their architecture that has inspired me. A fantastic example of this is the giant Chichen Itza pyramid.
I was lucky enough to visit Mexico and see these magnificent carving and I have been waiting to find the right meduim to develop these idea in.
As you may know I have been doing a silversmith course and some of the skills I have learnt, has helped me develop these ideas. I have been using copper until I get my confidence up to work up to
producing the best of these idea in Sterling silver

These earring are the first thing I have listed in my folksy shop. Click here to go to my shop.

1 comment:

  1. I love the copper, it's so unusual. Fabulous earrings. Look forward to seeing your progress. :-)