I’ve been having a creative kind of weekend so far. Last night and today I got to play some more with this earring design I’ve been thinking about for several weeks. I’ve made some improvements to the bead design itself, and I’ve been practicing making my own ear wires.
I’m really pleased with them. What remains now is to figure out how much they are worth and what to call them. Any suggestions? The beads are flat on the back and puffy on the front – kind of like a donut but without the hole in the middle. I will just go with “puffy earrings” unless something more inspiring comes up
I made this “puffy necklace” a few days ago with the same kind of beads. I’ve been wearing this myself and there are still a few kinks I need to work out. Firstly, the size of the beads. Asymmetry is not usually my “thing” so the big bead on the left is bothering me. I don’t really like it in the center, either, so I think the solution is to not use a bead that’s so much bigger than the others.
I’m happier with the sizes of these together. They’re still asymmetric, but they’re not as out of scale with each other. To my eye, anyway. I love this silver cable neckwire, by the way. I have been wanting to add more metal to my designs for some time, and I love the look of a silver neckwire, so when I read on Betsy Baker’s blog that she was selling them on Etsy, I jumped. I find her designs inspiring, and the neckwire is a big part of that.
The other challenge I am working through with these is how to put the holes in the beads. Right now they are functional, but not very attractive on the back. I have few ideas, but I probably don’t have the time to play with them this weekend – I’m seeing my parents tomorrow and I still haven’t made that darn gardening apron for Mom. I suspect that is part of why I’ve been so prolific with necklaces and earrings in the last few days – it’s just creative procrastination
There’s another side-effect of an artsy weekend…
Mayhem in the family room: all-day cartoons, toys strewn about, and boys who are still in their pj’s at 2pm.
At least we got our acts sort of together by supper time, LOL!