Sunday, July 10, 2011

The trouble with ear-rings is that one always has to make two of the blighters!  Do you think a line of ear-rings for solo-lobes might catch on? It kinda worked for Madonna in the 80's but I have a feeling it won't catch on now. So I will just have to keep making pairs! (sigh)


I used up some roller printed pewter that was left over from another piece for these. It kinda looks like snakeskin, but it is in fact, lace. It is hard to see in the pic but these are domed on both sides - creating a bead-like effect.



These sweeties also have a domed back. The discs are brass and the flowers are, once again, pewter I have reclaimed from utensils. Personally I think these are way nicer than a beer mug but that could just be the girl in me talkin'! I gave these ones lovely big, round hooks to hang from.I love that the sterling silver wire is 100% recycled - thank-you A&E Metals.



So this gives you an idea of how the back looks - it is a nice way to finish them off - they feel substantial without being too heavy. I am planning a few more "pretty" ear-rings so it is back to the bench for me. In the meantime I look forward to hearing from all those uni-lobed folks that I just know are out there eagerly waiting for someone to take up their cause and create those single ear-rings ...

4 comments:

Ms Kath Pathwalker said...

Wow!! These are stunning!! Well done. xx

Mogs Designs said...

I'm loving these, sorry I have 2 ears!!

Anonymous said...

They are gorgeous mumzi-I want some! Hehe Love Em xx

urbandon (Don Pezzano) said...

Wonderful pieces. Beer mugs you say? Brilliant piece of recycling. Good old A&E Metals- they are the best.