I have been on an earring-making kick lately. The first pair, below, features gorgeous lampwork glass pillows - jet black with splashes of color - love these! I added a soldered and stamped sterling silver hoop. The lovely lampwork beads were donated by Mallory Hoffman (Rosebud on Etsy). Thanks again, Mallory!!
Last week, I actually had an earring idea in my sleep. I have no idea if I was influenced by a design I saw elsewhere (which is quite possible with Pinterest), but I had to try it.
A length of brass wire soldered to a length of copper wire, forged into a ring/hoop shape, and soldered again. I then stamped the metal and wrapped the center connection with sterling and balled the ends of the silver in a flame. I love these! They sold from my Etsy site in less than an hour, and I had incredible feedback on Facebook. I was flabbergasted! So, I made another pair yesterday and added them to my shop.
I don't like to duplicate too many designs for so many reasons, but I wanted to see how silver and copper would look - so I made this pair...which sold in less than 15 minutes - yeah!!
The brass coils photograph much brighter than "real life" - not sure why! But, I am really liking mixing the metals together.
This last pair feature twisted silver - 14 gauge. I really love this pair - I actually kept one pair for myself. I tend to wear simple jewelry...when I wear it!
My niece, Sarah is getting married this Saturday. OMG, where did the time go!! Kevin, her intended, is a sweet guy and I could not be happier for them both!
I titled this post Full Circle - not just for the hoops, but I remember the day this little girl was born! My sister checked into the hospital at 12:02 AM and she called me at 4:00 AM to announce "it's a girl". Sigh...
Gonna be busy around here the next few days, and I am sure it will be one big blur!
|Photo swiped right off of Sarah's Facebook page - hah!|