April 15, 2012
YOJ: Week 15 - Vine Earrings
I really like the earrings I made this week - and the technique was challenging but not too difficult. It is similar to the way I made the petals of the flower for last week's project. You just add the rondelle, pinch the wires around the stone lengthwise and give it a few twists to lock it. Then you continue twisting the wires to make the 'branches'. I made this using 26 gauge wire, but it could easily be made with 28 for smaller rondelles.
I tried the technique from my previous post about making ear wires and it worked like a charm. Fantastic! I don't think I'll ever make them one at a time again.
My one disappoinment is that I didn't realize how darn long they would be. At almost 3 inches, they feel too dressy for most days (but I'll wear them out to dinner at the local pizza place tonight anyway!). They are very lightweight and comfortable to wear.