Saturday, February 16, 2008

They're Not Fancy But...

...they're my first pair of handcrafted ear wires!!

The story behind the necklace set:
The idea for this necklace came as an inspiration from one with a similar color combination on Etsy. I fell in love instantly!! I wanted to re-create it to suit my taste. I love using other metals such as copper. Copper really looks great with mint green and white! The necklace starts out with the pendant. A faceted snow quartz square is accented on either end by copper daisy spacers and Swarovski crystal bicones in Erinite. The pendant hangs on the necklace amongst a variety of gorgeous beads and gemstones including faceted aqua chaledony briolette tear drops, faceted snow quartz squares, teal colored freshwater pearls, whimsically faceted vintage round beads, Swarovski crystals in Erinite, and copper daisy spacers. The necklace is finished off with a fancy copper "S" hook clasp.

And the REAL story for this Blog Post:
I decided that the antiqued copper ear wires I had would not work for my earrings! I've been fumbling with the idea of creating my own ear wires for a while now. In fact, I've talked to several of my Etsy friends about materials, techniques, style, etc. Today was the day to create! I wanted the ear wires to be bright copper, not antiqued. I took a basic highlighter; wrapped the copper wire around the hightlighter and viola! I shaped them the way I wanted them and finished them by lightly and carefully filing the edges. I am so pleased with the way these came out! I can't wait to make more, and I can't wait to venture out in style and design.

1 comment:

msbelle said...

You're going to take the world by storm here very soon girl!! This is beautiful. Really. I love your color combination and your earwires are so cool! Way to go!


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