by Nancy Vaughan.
(San Diego, CA)
For the past 10 days or so I have been on a jewelry making binge. I’ve been experimenting with different shapes of ear wires plus using unusual shapes for the dangles.
I don’t normally make my ear wires but I saw some unusual shapes while window shopping on line and thought I’d give one style a try.
However, making the shapes identical was more of a problem than I had expected. (Measure twice – cut once.)
While making the earrings I came across a very rustic chain I made many years ago.
Some of the links were quite different so I decided to take sections apart and see how they would work with the unusual shaped ear wires.
Then I found some beads that I had never used before. I have no idea how long I’ve had them but they were just the thing for earrings with a different style ear wire.
I really should inventory my beads. There is no telling how many styles and shapes I have over looked.
I guess that is a common problem for any one who has been making jewelry for over 10 years.