Thursday, October 21, 2010

Round and Round and Round We Go



 Handmade ...  Pure Copper... Simplicity...

Round...  like a child's face... like the moon... like a halo

...Wheels forever turning...




...Detail of texture and shape.. Created by forging... 
...Wrapped on a circular mandrel...  Hammered into shape... 
...Antiqued and polished...  Airy and light...
 



4 sizes... 
tiny... (not pictured) 1/2" ... $15.00
small...  1"  (23mm) across... $18.00
medium...  1½ "  (38mm) across...  $25.00
large...  2¼"  (58mm) across...  $30.00






...photographed in early morning light on the writing arm of an old Dalhousie University chair... well covered in graffiti...


What do circles conjure up in your mind???




 Contact Me   ... to order
DESIDERATUM Art Jewelery, St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada 

22 comments:

Guillaume said...

Those are beautiful! They look like Celtic antiques. You are a genuine artist, I say it again.

Dyche Designs said...

Those are beautiful.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Love these...and the desktop...perfect golden hue and scribed to boot!

kathi dunphy said...

Love these...and Gwen, your photography is always so artful!

thinker said...

I like them very much, copper is a beautiful material.
Have a lovely weekend!

Ruth said...

There is so much in a circle. The beaten textures in yours are so beautiful.

Steven Cain said...

Ga! I don't wear earings anymore! Where's the link to your discrete, boy stuff?

Beautiful, as always Gwen.

Shelley said...

'round and 'round we go, where we will stop, no one knows. I love these Gwen. Black Rose wears hers often (I try to steal them - tee hee). Hope to see you soon my friend. Take care. (ps. thinking that teenage boy might have been being funny not realizing his 'art' would be on one of mom's pix).

Gwen Buchanan said...

Guillaume, oh to be as talented as the Celts, that would be a dream.

DD and Teri, Thanks to you both.. I love worn texture.

Kathi, it is fun to play.

Thank you Thinker, your quotes are always inspirational.

Ruth, I'm hoping others will leave their thoughts on what circles conjure up in their minds.

Stephen, and I used to wear rings on every finger ... but not now, the bread dough gets stuck in them.

Shel, oh there was a rule with the marks, everyone who sat in the chair was suppose to leave a mark.. some did.. most are old and some were too shy to carve into someone elses furniture.

George said...

Beautiful work, Gwen, and beautifully designed photographs. Metal against wood, circular against the straight lines in the wood — it show that you know what you are doing as an artist.

The meaning of the circle to me? Completeness, oneness, and karma.

Anet said...

Ahh... the circle of life, the medicine wheel. Circles are a hugh part of the Ojibwe culture.
These are warm and lovely Gwen:)

ArtPropelled said...

Your pieces are even more beautiful displayed on an old scratched wooden chair.

Lorena said...

Nice earrings, I bet they'd look nice with big hair. Love the way you photograph your artwork

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks George, ahh. Karma,I never thought of that.. very good... I love opposing shapes and textures, It seems to bring out interest on both sides...

Anet, yes, the Medicine wheel ... so sacred and so much meaning.. that is a natural for sure!!!

Thanks Robyn, those old chairs are so comfortable that it is a wonder the students stayed awake in class...

Lorena, digital camera are too much fun..

Debbi said...

Circles = ice cream cones, rings, stones, more. . . .
Love these earrings!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Debbi...oh yes beach stones with rings around them.. The way you draw them is magic...

yvette said...

Gwen the things you make are pure art..I love it a lot.

love
yvette

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thank you, Yvette, even though we are working and tired many times it still feels like freedom.

Amy Anderson said...

Hi Gwen,
I was lucky enough to be gifted with a pair of your lovely bass and treble clef earrings. As a musician, I have lots of treble clefs but thanks for keeping the poor neglected bass clef alive!

Best,
Amy

Gwen Buchanan said...

Oh You're welcome and Thanks Amy... We are thrilled to know you are wearing our work.. You are a perfect model!!!

Zamirte said...

I love those earrings!
I love the simplicity and the material!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks so much Zamirte, Simplicity is something I aim for.