|Copper custom made earwires with garnet gemstones|
I make a lot of earrings lately. It used to be my nemesis. I could never seem to make them look the same - they weren't the same length or stones that I thought matched weren't really the same color, shape or size. I have many pendants that resulted from this learning curve.
Now, earrings are one of my favorite things to make. I consider them instant gratification jewelry making. Of course, I had to overcome the hurdles I just described - but what they say is true - with the right tools you can conquer anything!!
OK - I meant "Practice makes perfect", but it's so cliche. And the thing that really did help is having the right tools. I wrote an article about the tools you need to make gemstone earrings that match every time on Rena Klingenberg's Jewelry Making Journal site.
|Antique copper earwires with faceted moonstone.|
I particularly like the style in these pictures. I can use almost any stone and then I add dangles (one or many) to the earwires. It really lets people recognize that I make one of a kind handcrafted jewelry. Right now, I've made so many of these earwires, that I've listed some in my etsy shop (including all of the ones pictures here).
|My favorite! Antique copper with citrine custom ear wires!|