Another Creative Kennedy

Here are some “steampunk” earrings produced by my son, Gregor.

Gregor's first attempt at making "steampunk" earrings

Gregor’s first attempt at making “steampunk” earrings

Over the last few weeks I have introduced you to my daughter Isla’s photography, so now I thought I should show you my son Gregor’s creative work. Both Isla and Greg chose to follow an academic, rather than an artistic education but the creative impulse still seems to have rubbed off on them.

Greg working at my husband's jewellery bench

Greg working at my husband’s jewellery bench

Greg manages to combine his very rational, mathematician’s mindset with a belief that he can make anything he puts his mind to. Over the past year he has been working with silver and combining it with recycled watch parts to make some striking jewellery. He made his first pair of these “steampunk” earrings last winter when he came home to visit and made use of his dad’s jewellery bench and tools. I took some photographs of his progress during that first effort.

Working out how watch parts could be added to the cut-out silver blanks

Working out how watch parts could be added to the cut-out silver blanks

Greg is a very methodical person and worked through a lot sketches to refine his ideas.

Greg worked out his ideas in sketches

Greg worked out his ideas in sketches

Close-up of the finished earrings

Close-up of the finished earrings

I also have a few shots of some of his other pieces, though some are just of works-in-progress, rather than the finished items.

A later, similar earring under construction

A later, similar earring under construction

A cat pendant

A cat pendant

Unfinished leaf-shaped earring

Unfinished leaf-shaped earring

Pendant with two elephants

Pendant with two giraffes

You can see my daughter Isla’s photographs in “Orkney Skies” and “Orkney in detail”

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