petunias, resin, silver wire
12 x 4 x 4 cm
For the longest time, the artists did not know what these flowers were called. These cool looking trumpet like things would pressed into books with fun results. Finally, a friend, said that she admired the petunias. aha!
When making earrings why not consider the profile as important as well?"
What inspired the journey to where we are now? Janette and Judy blame their friend Sean who presented them with some moth wings. Just the wings. What to do with them? They were carefully kept in a box until inspiration hit. That inspiration was in the form of another friend who introduced them to resin casting.
Fun with resin shaped the sister's results with opportunities for experimentation and a whimsical application of the medium. Cold forging and hand shaping influence the creation of the ear hooks of silver and gold wire, along with a generous dollop of "let's see what happens when I do this!"
Being twins is a (not surprisingly) a huge influence in their creations, playing around with work that looks the same from a distance and yet as one gets closer, the individualism comes to the fore. The butterfly wings are the ultimate in upcycling as they scour yards, roads, and highways as they hitchhike during their adventures. The flowers mark a transition to a less random acquisition of pretty things to cast in resin. A huge stack of trashy romance books are currently pressing blossoms both small and large to await the kiss of resin.