You know I love this. I think that it even goes back to mixed media collage- because I love texture when I paint also. And layer after layer of paint and marks really give a piece texture and life. There are very few Azoho pieces that I create that don't have texture. I like my pieces to look old. Like they've already lived a life and have a story to tell. Each piece has a different story, but the texture plays a roll. This is a reflection of myself. I have more....um....texture than I used to. But there's good things that come with age- knowledge, patience, understanding, wrinkles. LOL. I'm not shiny new and neither is the jewelry that I create. I suppose in my mind texture equals a life that's lived, and lived well!
|"Raspberry Pendant" Available|
As far as the technical aspect of texture...how do I achieve it? Well I'll share a secret with you- my all time favorite texture is from concrete. I go outside and put my metal on a sidewalk and proceed to whack it with a rawhide mallet. I also have a few hammers with various "marks" on their heads that make great texture. And of course- the rolling mill. That's like a great big pasta machine for metal. And I suppose etching makes a great textured surface. And when I'm patient....reticulation is a great texture that I love to use. And of course- when I've finished a piece- I like to add a patina to show off all that lovely texture. Then I polish it again to give it depth and character. Um...this is where I say...Just like me!
|"Molten" Set with a 4mm CZ: Private Collection|
Click on these links to see what my talented team mates have to say about texture in their own work!
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