Friday, October 9, 2009

Hang it all!

Last week a friend was wearing a lovely pair of ear-rings that she bought in Tassie. I was fascinated by the hanging mechansm as it was a single piece of wire and had a secure closure as well as a great shape. Naturally, I had to have a go at making a similar one. It took a few goes to get it right - glad I didn't launch into the sterling wire straight away - and I am pleased with the result. I have quite a few applications for this style of hanger burbling away in my brain now! Sadly the pics don't really demonstrate the lovely curve of these ear-rings - you get a better idea of the shape from the last photo.

The discs are some I cut ages ago from a brass planter and were close at hand!

I love that the back closes securely. I will probably make some kind of jig to form these in the future, for the sake of uniformity. Despite this pair being a little odd, I am really happy with the way they turned out.


Melissa said...

looks fabulous

Rustic Tarts said...

You're a smart girl - and making your own jig as well!