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Friday, November 19, 2010

New Earrings, new techniques!

I just started on these at about 11:30pm. I've made hoops for everyone but me. I used 20g silver colored copper for all the wirework (except for the euro lever earwires). I tried my hand at figure eight or "S" links. They're fun to make, but I need to find my consistency. I love the spiral dangles. I used 4mm Vitrail Swarovski bicones and AB Swarovski bicones. I love Swarovski crystals, and I try to look for any way to incorporate them. I didn't have any silver head pins, and it dawned on me to get my chasing hammer and bench block out and make my own. I was a bit nervous to leave the flattened end as is, so I took my round nose pliers and scrolled the ends up. I love the look (middle and right pictures).

All of my earrings will sell for $20, once I post them on Esty.

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