Friday, February 18, 2011

New Earrings Done

These long earrings took me 3 sessions to complete. I got the idea from some curtains in my house! I like how they turned out. I had to re-do one of the prehnite bezels because when I was soldering on the goldfilled hook, the bezel melted- oops! The bezels for the opals took a while to make and put some gouges in my fingertips- so small! I like the small detailed work against the smooth expanse of the stones. I also like the mixed-metal look. They're long- 2-1/4" without earwire, and weigh 8 grams each (a nickel is 5 grams). I'd had the stones for over a year and finally thought of a way to put them to good use.


Janice said...

These are beautiful!! you ladies have been cranking out some really fab-o work!!

CarolynArtist said...

These are so beautiful Dana, I just love them, and love how they were inspired (oh man I can relate to getting nicked when setting stones!) Usually it's my left thumb