June 14, 2009 - 8:31pm
This is a pair of earrings I made. I was lacking white earrings in my collection. I didn't have any white beads on hand that I was happy with, so I took apart some old earrings I didn't care for and made these. I just added them to pieces of chain to make them into a cluster.
Every time I wear these I get asked what they are. I call them birds because they appear to have small eyes. But I have been told they look like boomerangs and even teeth! You can make your own decision on what you think they are!
These earrings have been worn a bunch and I don't know how my collection of earrings didn't include these before now! They have become a definite staple! Enjoy!
June 18, 2009 - 6:56am
Last Christmas I received these earrings as a gift. I fell in love with them immediately, but saw one flaw in them for my wardrobe. I don't wear that much red. I wear a lot of pink. I do find many times to wear these, but I knew I had to make another pair of them.
So, I had my hubby teach me how to solder. I bent the earrings to shape and made the square piece. I then soldered the square wire together all on my own. I was so proud! Next, I made the pieces to hang from the earrings and made them all in clear so they were more versatile! Sweet!
I realized there was still one more flaw...Where was the pink!? So I made this little piece on a removable clasp so I could add or remove it as I wanted. And VoilÃ !
Now I believe that the earrings really suit my needs. I have yet to make more pieces to add to them, but I know it would only take a second to make if I wanted another color. These get worn ALL the time and have become my new favorite pair. (I also get many compliments on them.)
I am now hoping to dapple a bit more in soldering wire to see what other crazy creations I can come up with! I do highly recommend copying something to make it suit your own needs. I have learned how to make many things by doing this. And you can never go wrong trying something new. The worst that happens is you don't like it and you try again! Enjoy!