Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I blogged about working on this double helix (or double spiral) design in copper earlier. It took me a while longer than I thought, but I think I finally got the design to where I want it. Here are the finished earrings in sterling silver:
I find the sterling easier to work with than the copper. It's harder, and it take more forging to get the sterling shaped, but it tends to go where you want it to. With these earrings, the longer end of the earring gradually widens as it spirals, and it encirles the shorter end.
To put them on, you thread the shorter end in the hole in your ear, and then it goes in using a cork-screw motion.