Sunday, October 10, 2010

Asymmetrical Jewelry

Asymmetrical designs are something that I almost only see with handmade jewelry makers.
I have never opened an Avon book and seen an asymmetrical necklace. And I was looking at the jewelry counter at Target last night and none there either.
So yes asymmetrical jewelry is unique. But it is .. nice? I have a hard time liking asymmetrical to be honest. Sometimes it seems like some pieces are not just asymmetrical but off balance. Despite this asymmetrical jewelry is very popular on Etsy.

I  remember watching a show on beauty. What is it exactly? Who has it and why? Science has proven that people determine beauty by the balance and proportions of the human face.

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sym*me*try (noun), plural -tries
[Latin symmetria, from Greek, from symmetros symmetrical, from syn- + metron measure -- First appeared 1541

1 : balanced proportions; also : beauty of form arising from balanced proportions

2 : the property of being symmetrical; especially : correspondence in size, shape, and relative position of parts on opposite sides of a dividing line or median plane or about a center or axis

So likewise wouldn't beautiful jewelry need to have balance and symmetry? I think so but that doesn't stop me from trying to make asymmetrical jewelry. It can be difficult but yes asymmetrical can be pretty or a least interesting. And maybe interesting is even better than pretty.

1 comment:

Noemi said...

Hi Darlene,

Thank you for become one of my followers!!
I hope you enjoy as you read the things I have to say ;)
As you probably know I am quite new on all of this, so bear with me.
Just to say that I have lived in Ireland for a while and I loved it. Love the culture, the people and the jewellery. In fact I brought quite few pieces with me.

Best of luck.