Thursday, January 31, 2008

Design A Day: Day 1

I made these earrings last night, although I had been thinking about this design for a while. In fact, I bought the pearls this past weekend with the intent of making these particular earrings.

Very simple yet very elegant. I used three different sizes of cream-colored pearls, connected with sterling silver loops which are lightly oxidized. I'm really surprised at how well the photos came out. Usually I have to take dozens of photos to get some that are tolerable. I think I can actually list these earrings on my website soon.
Notice the headpins on the bottom pearls? I made them by melting the silver wire using my gas grill. (Check out my adventure about making them here!) I've been saving them for a while to use for something.

I really don't know how I'm going to make a new design everyday for the next 29 days. Tonight I had to work late at my regular 9-to-5 job. The only reason I was able to finish these earrings is because we had leftovers for dinner and my kids weren't in the way. (One was in gymnastics, the other had the day off from school and was contentedly vegging in front of the TV all night. Am I a bad mom?)
Not too bad of a start but, oh yes, I can definitely see these "designs-a-day" deteriorating rapidly.
JANUARY 31 UPDATE: These earrings are now listed in my Etsy store.


  1. earth and sun folk said...
    very pretty...good idea using your gas grill!
    Contrariwise said...
    Ha! I now have a propane torch but I haven't used it yet.

    But I think I might have to get pull it out this weekend and see what kind of trouble I can get into.

    (After all, the hair on my fingers has grown back.)
    Tizzalicious said...
    Those are so pretty! :)
    Dharma Designs said...
    So pretty!!!!
    Gemheaven said...
    OH how do you get your loops so perfect?? I made a pair with moonstone last night very similar design but yours put mine to shame!!

    Contrariwise said...
    I don't know. OCD? ADHD? ADD?

    Just pick your acronym.


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