I’m definitely a sucker for copper. Don’t get me wrong; I do wear my gold and silver designs but I have to admit that copper is my favorite of the 3 metallic tones. I like making the copper designs, I like photographing them and I like wearing them. They are also easier to photograph than the silver and gold designs for some reason, thus almost bringing joy to the sometimes strenuous photo sessions.
Could it be the warmth of copper that I find so comforting during the cold winter months? That coppery tone also works so well with the surrounding environment. The south west of Ireland can be pretty coppery -and wet of course- in the wintertime. I doubt it is a subconscious effort to match my environment. In the end it’s a personal preference innit?
The fiery copper against the black of the vinyl record does come alive as soon as the light hits it, as it dangle on a long, or shorter chain. And did you know that the backs of the necklaces are left untouched so you can appreciate the vinyl record grooves?
More of my handcrafted vinyl record jewelry designs in black and copper, as well as silver and gold are available in my online shop. Because you’re worth it. I’ve heard them saying it in the ads.
I like contrasts; contrasting materials, colors, textures or natures. Things that, at first sight, don’t seem to belong together due to their very different natures. My vinyl record and foil collection is reminiscent of that attraction for contrasts as there is a sure duality in the materials I use for my designs. That interest for contrasts really comes to life as I combine the dark with the metallic, the discarded with the noble, the sturdy with the delicate, the sharp geometric with the uneven abstract.
You get the picture.
The creation process is often punctuated by that hard-to-explain deep feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction from successfully combining different materials. By “successfully”, I mean “to my taste”. Oh, don’t get me wrong; I have aborted ideas many times. When I’m happy with the designs, I just share them to the world via my two Etsy shops. Hey World! Why not check them out right here: www.danajewellery.etsy.com and www.lescreationsdana.etsy.com