Wednesday, April 15, 2009
My son's girlfriend's birthday is coming up and I wanted to get her something. So I asked my son what she might like. He immediately suggested that I should make her some earrings.
Now, you have to realize that I was quite flattered. My son actually thinks my jewelry is nice enough to be given as a gift to someone he cares about!
This is the way I feel about it. Strangers and acquaintances might say that they like your jewelry, but they might just be trying to be nice. But I know that own family wouldn't think twice about telling me what they really feel!
Amethyst is one of her favorites. So I proposed that I would simply bezel-set some cabochons that I have. How could one go wrong with that?!
I set out to make the earrings this past weekend. But something happened.
When I made the bezels, the earrings just seemed to be asking for more.
It wasn't my fault. They seemed to make themselves - my jewelry seems to have a way of doing that.
So in stead of simply-set amethysts, this is what I made:
I've never made anything like this before, and I never even sketched out the design. It just happened.
I guess next weekend I'll try to make the amethyst earrings I originally set out to make. Maybe this time I'll get them done right.
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