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Monday, April 16, 2007

A Day Off

I took yesterday off. It didn't look like a day off, because I was making jewelry all day. But it wasn't work. It was just for me. I left the computer off. That's important because it always means work. So I ignored it completely, even though I heard it whimper a few times as I walked by the office. I took some tools and beads and silver out to the patio, and made earrings all afternoon. Nothing I really intend to sell, but just some things I wanted to try for myself. I have a current obsession with one-piece earrings. I didn't want to make a doo-dad to link to an ear wire. I wanted a single piece, and I like the way these came out...

They're big faceted turquoise drops that I bought in Tucson last year. I used fat 18 gauge sterling wire, and wrapped, draped, looped, and hammered it into this "silver ribbon" design. I think I'll see about making some glass beads to use in something similar. Go ahead and use the design if you like it. I'm not going to mess with written directions though. If you make jewelry, you can figure it out. If you don't...well, maybe I'll come up with a few to sell if anyone is interested.

6 comments:

@tone said...

Waoow these are so nice!
Hello from Tone in Norway

Jean said...

those are gorgeous!!!

Karen G. said...

Great idea Kim. Thanks for sharing it with us. They are gorgeous! Karen in Denver

Fran├žoise said...

These earrings are beautiful: simple yet striking, just the way I like my jewelry! I will show them to Virginie: she spent a good part of the weekend making earrings too, until we rudely reminded her that she had some schoolwork to do... Pfff, parents...! ;+)
Fran├žoise

Anonymous said...

Yes, we are definately interested!
bap

Michelle, (England) said...

Kim, these are really effective. I like them very much. I have some Amazonite and Amethyst biolettes and will try this with both, see how they look, thanks !!!