Monday, February 11, 2008

I finally did it!

At last! After thinking about this for several months, I took the plunge and decided to make more of my own components. My first attempt using sterling wire was to make some paddle earrings. Since I love the look of the denim lapis so much, I decided to use some of my spare beads and a couple of oxidized sterling saucers to make a fun, yet casual, pair of earrings.

I hand forged the earwires, then lightly hammered them for texture and finally tumbled them in my new tumbler. What do you think? Is it worth the extra effort?

4 comments:

Prairie Daisy Handspun said...

Very pretty! I really like that blue color, too. :)

TuttleTime said...

I had to laugh at myself...when I scrolled down to read this blog...I caught a glimpse of your beautiful earrings and said, "Oooo, pretty" just like a 3 yr old. ha! they are very nice. I love lapis. :)

Angie

The Wildfire: Gifts and Decor said...

I found your blog through the etsyblogger's site. I think it's great that you are able to make your own components. great work and beautiful earrings!

By the way (hate to do it to ya)... you've been tagged!

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marsha said...

TOTALLY! Glad you decidedto go for it....doesn't it give you a whole new challenge and you sure do derive loads of satisfaction after making them, doesn't it?