Friday, November 6, 2009

A new line of earrings!

Hello again!

Where oh where oh where have I been? Well, I've been starting a new job and settling into a new home. But now that I've gotten into a routine I have finally found time to practice jewelry design again!

In the last several months if I found some spare time I would work on jewelry making techniques expanding my knowledge of how to manipulate metal.

I recently learned how to make the perfect joining loop between beads to form a bracelet!

Book in background for comparison

Close up!

I used soft copper wire (cause its cheap and disposable) to learn how to make these loops and some old glass beads (probably from the 90's, haha) I had laying around.

Since learning this new technique I have been playing with different metals, beads and forms of jewelry. My latest favorite design are these earrings I made from the beads pictured below!

These melon shaped czech glass beads just drawl my eye in. I love their curvy shape and versatile color.

After perfecting my metal looping skills I had to try smooth silver wire with every color! I think I like the purple the most, but I've always had a secret bond with purple.

What do you think?

Now should I make a bracelet to match?!

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  1. I love the earrings and your descriptions of your process, fascinating to a non-jewelry-maker. Bravo! i am a fan!

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