Here I am with earring number 2.
I gotta say, am loving this challenge. It's making me bring all my components out and want to use them instead of hoarding them ;-) I have already made the next two pairs! Just can't show them off yet :)
My second pair is made with Decoupage Art Charms I bought from J-Lynn Jewels.
Am always on the lookout for components I have not tried before and was thrilled to have found these.
Love the teal color on this. Yes, I realize most of my creations are either red or blue. Can't help it ;-)
I started these off planning to make a hoop with the braided seed beads. But the effect of the braiding was getting lost in that design. So went with this instead.
Must say am super thrilled with them. Gorgeous and very unique.
No, they are not listed in my store...they got snapped up the minute I shared a picture on Facebook!
These are J-Lynn's online homes:
Now to the lesson learned:
Remember I mentioned I already have two more pairs of earrings done? Will share one of them here.
They are reallly pretty, and I love them! But there is a lesson learned while making them.
These are the earrings:
Very pretty, and look gorgeous when worn.
These are made with etched brass components made by Miss Sharyl of Sharyl's Jewelry.
These are her online homes:
What's the problem then?
Let's just say, jewelry design is making me realize why I had to learn all those laws of physics in school. (I did wonder all the time, why do I need to know all this!)
It is not very obvious in this picture, but the balance is off. The brass rectangle is heavier on one side and so tips over very slightly to that side. Now we "may" get away by saying this is by design. But unbalance makes me uncomfortable.
Now, how can I fix this?
One way would be to attach beads on the other side too...converting this into a boring design.Second, attach a counter-balance just on the top corner on the other side.
Third, use very very lightweight beads!
Fourth, start attaching the beads at a point on the frame where it would stay balanced.
Fifth, and the one I went with, wear them, and don't look in the mirror ;-)
Would love to have more suggestions for how to solve this!