"The classic shape associated with a drop (with a pointy end in its upper side) comes from the observation of a droplet clinging to a surface. The shape of a drop falling through a gas is actually more or less spherical for drops less than 2mm in diameter. Larger drops tend to be flatter on the bottom part due to the pressure of the gas they move through. As a result, as drops get larger, a concave depression forms which leads to the
eventual breakup of the drop."
Thank you, Wikipedia. I'll stick with the pointy end upper side thingy here because exactly that was the topic for this week's Jewelry Artisans Community Oldies but Goodies Challenge. To be exact, the topic was teardrops, but honestly, none of the entries could make me cry. In fact they rather made me smile. And I think they will make you smile as well because there is something for everyone.
I am very fond of drop shapes for jewelry, especially for pendants and earrings. My problem usually is which way round to use drops because I like both. What do you think about that? Let us know.
And while you try to make up your mind, please enjoy these wonderful drops by JAC members and don't forget to click the link up there ↑ for more pictures.
1 and 9 RioRita
2 and 6 Violetmoon's Corner
3 and 8 Jewelry Art by Dawn
4 and 7 MC Stoneworks
5 Cat's Wire
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