Friday, 20 May 2016

Show Your Face on Friday - Head Positions and Earrings!

Hello and Welcome to Magpieheaven. This week has been busy, but I was determined to link up with Kim Dellow's 'Show Your Face on Friday' blogspot here, where the theme for May, chosen by June Walker is 'Head Positions'. I love June's work, always so vibrant and imaginative and I think this is a great idea for a theme. Kim has done some great head studies, which are really impressive. I would like to try some different sketched heads myself soon, but I've been busy making earrings featuring faces and it has been fun deciding on positions for the collaged heads!

 As my followers and friends probably know, my first jewellery project was to create little house-shaped brooches, inspired by a workshop I took with Mary Jane Chadbourne last summer.

The earrings have been a challenge, but after working out how to make them hang successfully, I've really enjoyed creating them.

Here are some of the designs at various stages: most of them need drilling at this point.

Positioning the lute-playing tigers' heads just right was important, as I wanted them to appear to be playing the music with feeling and to be engaging with the onlooker.

 I always like my pieces to tell a story. These twin Queens of Hearts are almost, but not quite, identical. I wonder what their story might be and what lies behind the little blue doors they point towards?

These two have had a busy day practising circus skills and they can't wait to head back to their caravan for a quiet cuppa!

Another circus themed pair invite us to view the show...

and these two sisters have travelled the world. It was fun trying out the earrings to see how they would look as wearable art.

Thank You so much for stopping by my blog today. I really appreciate your visits and I'm sorry that I don't blog as much as I used to. I hope you have a wonderful and creative weekend and that you have some time to create some kind of face art and maybe even link up to Kim's blog. Meanwhile if you want to view my work on Etsy, there is a link at the top of the blog on the right hand side.


  1. Julie these are beautiful!!

  2. These are gorgeous, Julie Ann,

    Lucy x

  3. Wow these are fabulous, lovely idea to xx

  4. Omgoodness this is what you have been up to! Why you clever gal! Julie Ann there are lovely ear ornaments!! Great idea!!
    I will be off the grid for awhile and will look for you when i return!
    hugs,Jackie xx

  5. Just marvelous, these faces are just super. I look at my broach every day! xox

  6. I love your ear rings! hope they are really successful.

  7. Spectacular ornamentation for the ears! What a wonderful idea, and how gorgeous in execution.
    Alison x

  8. Delightful miniature artwork...just fab to see the detail you've packed in to these tiny treasures. Ruth x

  9. Wowser! How did I miss this? I think it was while we were away at the caravan so I am so pleased to find this now! These are all amazing and definitely wearable! Hugs, Chrisx


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